Center for Healing and Hope, Goshen IN
Aug 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Bryan Mierau, Executive Director
Center for Healing and Hope, Goshen IN

What we do
Medical care for people who are uninsured and support for immigrants is what we're all about.

Our clinics provide affordable medical care for people without insurance or people who cannot afford care in other settings. We are an urgent care center that's affordable--an alternative to a visit to the Emergency Room.

In addition, we offer health screenings, refer patients to physicians for ongoing care, find low cost sources for medications and specialty care. All of this is surrounded by the care and support of our volunteer medical staff. Learn more about our clinics and the other health and medical services we offer.

Our goal is to build a sense of hope in our communities, especially to our immigrant neighbors. 

We have invited the Elkhart County HOPE network to become part of the Center for Healing & Hope, so we can more readily provide support to people who have needs. Learn more about the HOPE network and how we will connect people who need support with others who are ready to help.

For our clinic patients, hope can come through the added dimensions of our clinic services--chaplains available to talk about life and faith issues, praying with any patients and advocating for their needs--whether these are medical or for some other issues in their lives.

We continue to seek new ways to address needs. Please join us in helping to bring healing and hope in all its dimensions to the people we live and work with.

The Center for Healing & Hope began in 1999 as an outreach of St. John's Catholic Church in Goshen, Indiana. Led by Father Ricardo Medina, Dr. John Mann, M.D., and parish nurse Terry Wedel, R.N. Here's a brief summary of our history since then:

2002: The center became a nonprofit and moved its clinic to The Window in downtown Goshen to accommodate the large patient volumes.
2003: The center became known as the Center for Healing & Hope.
2004: The need for additional space required another move to the The Lighthouse Church of Goshen.
2005: We expanded services to Elkhart by opening a clinic at Grace Lutheran Church.
2011: We opened a second clinic in Elkhart at Belmont Mennonite Church to provide additional services to the Elkhart community.
2012: Goshen clinic and office staff moved to Plymouth United Church of Christ.
2014: Due in part to the opening of Heart City Health Center's second office, Scenic Health in Elkhart, more of the needs of Elkhart residents were being met. We closed the clinic at Belmont Mennonite Church.
2016: With seven paid staff, we rely on more than 200 volunteers to carry out our mission. The clinic is open four times a week to offer urgent medical care.
2017: The Center for Healing & Hope embraced Elkhart County HOPE (Helping Our People Everywhere) and extended our services beyond medical clinics to also include resources and assistance for immigrants. In December we launched the GRID (Goshen Resident Identification) card.
2018: The Center for Healing & Hope launched its Chronic Care clinics, employing a physician and medical assistants for the first time to provide consistent, ongoing care to people with diabetes and other chronic conditions.