HOPE Mobile Medical Unit

The HOPE Project mobile clinic provides services to homeless people at six sites in southern and eastern Alameda County. These services include primary healthcare (adults, pediatric and women’s health), dental services (through the coordination of volunteer dentists), HIV/AIDS testing, prescriptions for uninsured, TB tests and immunizations.

The HOPE Project was established in 1999 by Tri-City Health Center, Abode Services, the City of Fremont, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, and local churches and community groups.  Since the reasons for homelessness are complicated and varied, it takes the expertise of many different agencies, working collaboratively, to support these individuals.  Providing assistance with medical care, housing, and case management via mobile clinic delivers “one-stop” health care and social services directly to the locations where the homeless congregate and yields a much higher success rate than when the same issues are dealt with separately.  On average, the HOPE Project has 3,640 client visits and provides 5,827 services. The majority of clients sought out medical care, closely followed by behavioral health services, case management and housing assistance.

The state-of-the-art mobile medical clinic has a medical exam room, complete with an EKG and pulmonary testing equipment, two private, sound-proof confidential counseling rooms, and an intake area.  Additionally, there is an outdoor waiting area complete with awning to shelter clients waiting for services from rain and the hot sun during summer.  All services are provided free of charge.  The services provided include:

  • Basic primary medical care
  • Behavioral health services
  • Detoxification and substance abuse treatment
  • Health screening
  • Housing assistance and case management

The Nurse Practitioner staffing the project has six years of experience serving homeless people in southern and eastern Alameda County, and is formally trained to provide culturally competent care to her patients.  We have also recently added 2 new staff to the HOPE Project.  The new Registration/Medical Assistant allows our provider to be more focused in their time with each patient as the Assistant will be a conduit to provide the patient with multiple other medical appointments after their provider visit at the HOPE Project.  The new Benefits Coordinator’s duties include supporting and even escorting each client through the Medi-Cal enrollment process.  We are excited for these changes as they  allow our provider  more time with each patient to discuss their individual issues and any barriers to care.

The HOPE Project mobile clinic provides services at the following sites:

Centerville Presbyterian Church
4360 Central Ave
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 793-3575

Corpus Christi Church
37891 2nd St
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 790-3207

Irvington Presbyterian Church
4181 Irvington Ave
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-3133

Sunrise Village Abode Services
40849 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 657-7409

Abode Services General Information
40849 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538
Phone: (510) 657-7409
Fax: (510) 657-7293
Email: info@abodeservices.org

Vineyard Christian Fellowship
460 N. Livermore Avenue
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 454-8725

For more information on the HOPE Project, please contact Alicia Anderson, HOPE Project Coordinator. Phone: (510) 366-3633.