Who We Are
In 2002, the food bank ministry started giving food to those in need once a week on Sundays. We expanded our services in 2010 by opening a clothing bank due to the increase of the homeless and underprivileged individuals.
In 2012, we started having a free annual health fair by providing a wide range of services that include primary care and health education to residents throughout Georgia. Hundreds of residents throughout several counties came and it was clear that there was an overwhelming need for a more consistent health clinic that can serve those in need. In May 2018, we opended the Place of Hope Clinic. The fact is that over 19% of residents in Clayton County are uninsured and over 23% of residents are in poverty. So out of this need has come the Place of Hope in its three components: 1) Food bank, 2) Clothing bank, 3) Free health clinic.
Saving lives is our mission. Through our annual health clinics, we have come across patients who have had life-threatening illnesses and had to get proper emergency care at a hospital. We provide preventative care by providing specialty consultations and early diagnosis to health issues such as diabetes and hypertension. Place of Hope, Inc. provides hope to many who otherwise would have none.
Who We Serve
Healthcare in Georgia and Clayton County
13.6% residents of Georgia does not have health insurance privately, through an employer or through the government (2-year estimate)
18% of residents in Clayton County are uninsured.
Place of Hope Inc. and its subsidiary organizations including Place of Hope Clinic is guided by a diverse advisory board that remain faithful to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws. Members of the board hail from the medical, dental, legal, financial management and banking, human resources, marketing, and academic sectors. 100% of the Advisory Board give annual cash donations to the organization.
Christiana Odugunwa, Executive Director
Dr. Babatunde Fariyike, MD – Medical Director
Dr. Ajala Ngarndi, MD – Assistant Medical Director
Eman Osagie, Administrative Director