About Hope Within Ministries

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.  

Hope Within Counseling

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

Hope Within Dental

Hope Within Dental will launch in April 2020.  We will be offering donation-based oral health screenings, education, cleanings, sealings, fillings, and extractions.  Services will be available to those who reside in Lancaster, Dauphin, or Lebanon Counties whose household income is at 250 percent of the federal poverty level or less as determined by HW staff after the patient has completed the eligibility application.

Meet the Staff, Board of Directors & Volunteer Medical Providers


Hope Within was co-founded in 2002 by Brian & Donita Sturgis with the dream of providing primary health care to the uninsured low-income residents of Lancaster, Dauphin, and Lebanon Counties. Through the grace and goodness of God, we are excited to share His love by offering excellent and free primary medical, low-cost sliding scale counseling, and donation-based dental care via the hands of more than twenty volunteers medical, dental providers, therapists, and nurses.

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

Medical, Counseling & Dental Programs

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