Hope Center's Mission is to eradicate poverty in the lives of the people we are called to serve. HCI was organized in 2000 and is located in the Greater New Orleans area of Southeast Louisiana. Hope Center’s target population is individuals crippled by extreme poverty, with high levels of poverty, high crime rates, low educational achievement, high infant mortality, and poor health practices, especially among minority groups. HCI’s philosophy is that hope is the expectancy of believing that change is on the horizon. Hope begins now, burying the negative of the past and making an impact today for a positive tomorrow.