About Hope Within Ministries


Donita and Brian Sturgis co-founded Hope Within Ministries in 2002. Together, they saw the dire need for access to charitable health care services in the region and through their joint efforts, Hope Within Community Health Center opened in 2006. In 2014 they ushered in Hope Within Counseling Services. Through the years they have both been involved in numerous capacities within the ministry. Donita and Brian remain in the area and together they share three children and one grandchild.

Mission & Vision

Our Mission is to share God's love with people in need through the provision of health care services, sound counsel and related education. Our Vision is to be a local community in which:
  • physical, spiritual and emotional needs are met;
  • real hope is prevalent;
  • love for one another abounds; and
  • healthy, wholesome lifestyles are the norm.

Our Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Truth

Hope Within's Programs

Hope Within Community Health Center

The HWCHC offers free primary healthcare services for medically uninsured low income residents of Lancaster, Lebanon and Dauphin Counties.

Learn more about Hope Within Community Health Center.

Hope Within Counseling

Hope Within Counseling is offered on a self-pay, income-based sliding scale fee and there are no other eligibility requirements.

  Learn more about Hope Within Counseling.

Medical & Counseling Programs

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