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The History Of Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center

Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center grew out of a 40-year history of service. In 1988, Yeatman / Union-Sarah transferred its assets to Hopewell Center under the leadership of its founder, Dr. Amanda L. Murphy. In the fall of 2009, the board of directors of Hopewell Center elected to change the name of the organization to Amanda Luckett Murphy Hopewell Center to honor its founder and CEO. Incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) since 1979, ALM Hopewell Center provides comprehensive mental health services to children and adults in the northern and central parts of the City of St. Louis and North St. Louis City.

A professional mental health staff serves a growing caseload of 4,000 clients, of which greater than ninety-five percent are chronically mentally ill and suffering from major psychiatric disorders. Hopewell Center operates a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Center and a Comprehensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for adults and youth. Many services are provided at schools. Emergency services, including a crisis bed and mobile outreach, are available twenty-four hours per day. A multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, counselors, social workers, educators, and support staff work diligently to carry out the mission of providing comprehensive care to clients and their families.

On January 1, 2010, Hopewell joined the Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers (PHC) family of corporations as an organization whose sole member is PHC. With this collaboration, the two organizations began a groundbreaking journey toward fully integrated service provisions in historically under-represented communities. By providing holistic comprehensive integrated healthcare across the lifespan to populations in great need, PHC and ALM Hopewell Center are responding to a concern expressed with increased urgency by stakeholders and throughout the region. During the past two years, ALM Hopewell Center worked hard to meet requirements for CARF Accreditation. In 2012, on its first effort to achieve national accreditation, ALM Hopewell Center earned a 3-year accreditation. ALM Hopewell Center embodies the philosophy to build better lives through hope, treatment and wellness for the community it serves. The Center’s wide range of mental health and rehabilitative services meet the needs of individuals with a mental illness.

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