Completed in 2015, the Harvey E. Najim Hope Children’s Center provides a safe haven for many abused and neglected children across Bexar County. This project was very dear to our hearts as we were able to partner and assist in the building of the facility, supplying family services to thousands of San Antonio children in their time of need.
The Hope Center is a trauma-informed facility specialized in administering emergency shelter and foster care assistance to youth and children. Standing as a symbol of hope and refuge for many, the center provides specialized outpatient therapy and mental health services to children and families across South Texas.
Funded by Harvey Najim and other generous donors, the construction of this 4,033 square foot, one-story facility consisted of a total renovation and extensive structural repair to an existing dilapidated building along with an addition to the building that added much needed space for the shelter.
Courtesy of Lopez Salas Architects, the interior of the building is completely furnished and designed with bright colors and homestyle decoration to comfort every child who walks through their doors. The center is located at 2939 W. Woodlawn and resides on a 10-acre lot of land, ready for future expansion.
And expanding is exactly what happened! Recently the center expanded their facility to provide mental health care for children as young as 2, who have experienced neglect, abuse and/or abandonment. The Hope Center 2 renovation of approximately 4,000 sf area on the existing Children’s Center Campus. The project construction of new treatment rooms, observation areas, doctor’s offices, social worker touch down spaces, upgraded restrooms and a new break area created the facilities needed to expand medical services. We are proud to say we built this facility that allows for a continuation of outpatient services for more than 4,100 children every year.