Mission of Hope Clinic
6303 Evanston Avenue
Raytown MO 64133
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 356-4325
Mission Statement
Mission of Hope Clinic reaches out, meets needs and changes lives by bridging the health care gap. The clinic provides primary, comprehensive and transitional medical and dental services in a faith based environment.
 
 
Mission of Hope Clinic delivers quality comprehensive health care services to the community regardless of socio-economic status. The clinic partners with a variety of local organizations to provide creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of our patients.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Janet Lowe
Board Chair Dr. Scott Kujath
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Vascular
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2013
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement
Mission of Hope Clinic reaches out, meets needs and changes lives by bridging the health care gap. The clinic provides primary, comprehensive and transitional medical and dental services in a faith based environment.
 
 
Mission of Hope Clinic delivers quality comprehensive health care services to the community regardless of socio-economic status. The clinic partners with a variety of local organizations to provide creative solutions to meet the diverse needs of our patients.
Background Statement
The high unemployment rate and under paying jobs in Jackson County left families uninsured and unable to afford medical and dental insurance coverage. The clinic was founded in 2007 as a partnership with Mercy and Truth Medical Missions (MTMM) and operating under Hope Network of Raytown 501© 3 until receiving a determination letter for Mission of Hope Clinic in 2014. In 2012 MTMM changed their strategic planning to include only Kansas medical facilities. Mission of Hope Clinic was birthed to continue meeting the need of the community. MOHC’s mission is to improve the health of this population. The provider and the patient work together to achieve patient goals which will make for healthier patients and a healthier community.
Impact Statement
Accomplishments:
 
  • Mission of Hope Clinic Health Fair provided the community with one day of free dental and health care services. The fair also introduced the clinic to the community that was not aware this neighborhood safety net clinic was in their area. Many attendees stated they use the hospital emergency room as their primary care facility. Education was provided explaining the importance of continuity of care with a primary care clinic and the affordable cost of treatment.
  • Mission of Hope Clinic became aware of an unmet dental need. Patients that have Medicaid that are in need of a joint replacement or transplant must have their dental needs taken care of prior to surgery. Medicaid does not cover the cost of those treatments even though Medicaid is covering the cost of the surgery. The patients are unable to afford the high cost of dental treatment. Mission of Hope Clinic is meeting those needs and is seeking additional funding to cover dental expenses for this vulnerable population.
  • Mission of Hope Clinic has an increased number of Spanish speaking patients. The clinic hired a full time Spanish speaking Medical Assistant in order to translate for these patients.

2015 Goals:
 
  • Increase the number of dental operatories which will double the dental capacity.
  • Diversify the ethnicity of the board of directors.
  • Provide optometry services at Mission of Hope Clinic.
Needs Statement
  • Volunteer Dental providers - Dentists and hygienists. The high cost of dentistry leaves the poor without good oral care. Each day the clinic receives calls from people that have emergency dental needs. Abscessed teeth can be fatal and need attention however the poor are unable to find dental providers to assist. Very few dentists accept Medicaid leaving oral hygiene as an ongoing health issue.
  • Medical providers – Doctors and nurse practitioners that would be available to volunteer one evening each week. The clinic serves the working poor that need evening hours available at the clinic.
  • The clinic is looking for a person to create a monthly newsletter. The individual would take photographs and get the stories from the providers to create the newsletter.
  • The Board of Directors is looking for volunteers that can help with fundraising efforts.
  • Monthly donors that will commit to $25.00 each month which covers the cost of one medical visit for a patient that can’t afford to pay. The clinic is looking for 100 supporters to donate $25.00 through the website……missionofhopeclinic.com. The donor can sign up to make a monthly donation through the site.
Service Categories
Community Clinics
Areas of Service
MO - Jackson County
KS - Wyandotte County
MO - Cass County
MO - Clay County
MO - Lafayette
KS - Johnson County
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement
Statement from the Executive Director
Mission of Hope Clinic (MOHC) is offering hope and help to the medically indigent in the community. The clinic offers compassionate and comprehensive health and dental care to these most vulnerable in our society. Our neighbors that suffer with chronic health issues feel helpless because of the high cost of office visits, laboratory expenses and medications. MOHC provides affordable services to these patients. MOHC providers are committed to educating our patients about their chronic illnesses. This education addresses nutrition, exercise, mental health and medication reconciliation as well as the importance of compliance with the medical protocols given to the patient. The goal of MOHC is to empower the patient to have the necessary to tools to manage their chronic illness that will lead to a healthy patient.
 
 
Janet Lowe served as Executive Director and one of the founders of Hope Network, a social service agency providing food, clothing, shelter and emergency services to the underserved in Raytown. The program provided back snacks for elementary students, school supplies, feeding programs, commodity food support to senior citizens, a food pantry, monthly mobile food distribution of 15,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables and a variety of other supporting programs to help the families living with food insecurity. Janet’s passion for helping with medical needs began while living in Manila, Philippines. She was asked to translate for a medical mission, Operation Smile. The doctors were unable to provide services to all the children that needed surgery. Seeing the need for the program to continue after the medical mission team left the country, she founded Operation Smile Philippines. Children and adults are given the miracle of a healthy smile through this program. The program provided surgery for cleft palate, hair lip children and adults.
 
 
Today Janet serves as Executive Director of Mission of Hope Clinic. She provides day to day leadership and direction for the clinic. Her vision for the future of the clinic includes optometry services and clinic expansion. She is one of the founders of Mission of Hope Clinic. She is passionate about being a voice for those in the community that need hope and help.
Programs
Description
Mission of Hope Clinic provides care for the medically indigent population. The rising cost of insurance and the high rate of unemployment is leaving adults and children without health care services. This safety net clinic is bridging the gap by offering affordable medical services to the uninsured. The unemployed, under-employed and working poor do not have access to quality health care. Many of them are suffering with chronic illnesses and are in desperate need of a medical home. The local emergency rooms become their primary health care provider where they must receive treatment regardless of their ability to pay for services. Mission of Hope Clinic is a local neighborhood safety net clinic that offers medical attention away from the local emergency rooms. The effective management of a chronic illness requires a consistent relationship between the patient and health care provider. This is effectively accomplished at Mission of Hope Clinic.
Mission of Hope Clinic provides:
  • Primary family Care
  • Full Laboratory
  • Acute and Chronic Care
  • Preventative Healthcare and Education
  • Gynecology
  • Diabetes & Hypertension Management
  • Titers
Category Health Care, General/Other Health Care, General/Other
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success
Patient education concerning their illness gives the patient the knowledge concerning what is happening to their body. Explaining the impact that the choices they are making can lead to a healthier body with the help of medications empowers the patient leading to a healthier lifestyle. Many patients do not understand healthy eating choices and how that relates to the illness. Encouraging the patient to do a moderate amount of exercise each day is also improving the health of the patients. Prescription reconciliation at the time of the initial appointment is critical. Patients are taking over the counter medications, prescribed medications and too often medications bought in a foreign country as part of their daily routine. Everything the patient is taking needs to be reconciled at the initial appointment.
Long-Term Success
The goal of the medical program is to manage chronic illnesses and reduce the number of hospitalizations. This includes the self-management required of the patient and compliance with medical protocols between health care provider and patient.
Program Success Monitored By
Patients receive notebooks to record daily measurements of their illness. These notebooks are reviewed at the quarterly office visit with their health care provider. At the time of that visit blood lab work ups are done which reveal improvements in the disease.
Examples of Program Success
A 40 year old male had an initial visit at the clinic complaining of “not feeling well”. The day of his visit his blood sugars were 600. He said he had been to the emergency room a year prior, was diagnosed as a diabetic. He was not able to afford the medications prescribed and he did not have health care provider. His fear of the cost had kept him from getting the help he needed. At the time of the visit his eye sight was so poor he could not drive and needed assistance to be placed in an exam room. Mission of Hope Clinic provided him with the insulin to control the diabetes, the clinic filled out prescription assistance for all future medications and made referrals to other local agencies to help with each problem he was experiencing. Today he is receiving the insulin he needs daily, his diet is improving, Truman Eastland has removed cataracts from his eyes, and he is feeling better.
Description
Mission of Hope Dental clinic provides preventative and restorative care to adults and children in order to reduce oral disease. The clinic provides a full range of services including:
 
  • Cleaning
  • Scaling and Root Planing for Periodontal Disease
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Crowns
  • Bridges and Partials
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Health Education
Category Health Care, General/Other Dental Health Care
Population Served Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent, ,
Short-Term Success
  • Increase in number of dental patients receiving treatment and education.
  • Extracting the infected teeth has reduced the number of abscesses and emergency room visits from our patients.
  • Early treatment of periodontal disease resulting in improved oral health.
  • Educating patients on proper oral health care results in improved oral health.
Long-Term Success
  • Providing a safety net dental care offering affordable oral health to the poor.
  • 70% of patients complete the dental treatment plan.
  • Improving A1C levels in diabetics by lowering the bacteria in their mouth.
  • Educating patients on proper oral hygiene care leading to a reduction in cavities.
  • Reducing periodontal disease.
Program Success Monitored By Mission of Hope Clinic uses an EMR called Eaglesoft in order to monitor the completion of the patient’s treatment plan. The dental providers work with the executive director to review the patient charts to show outcomes.
Examples of Program Success
The program success is seen by the positive impact the program has on the individual patients. The program has improved the appearance of many patients resulting in improved self-esteem which allows them to go get a better job. By removing an abscessed tooth the patient's health is immediately improved. Infected teeth are a serious danger to the patient.
 
 
A single young mother came to the clinic with serious dental problems as a result of an eating disorder. The years of purging had left her teeth decayed, she no longer smiled and several teeth were abscessed. This young woman felt hopeless and was aware the high cost of dental treatment would prevent her from restoring her smile. The clinic has provided crowns, bridges and extractions. Today her smile and her self-esteem has been restored. She has just been given a job as the front hostess at an exclusive restaurant in town.
CEO Comments Mission of Hope Clinic is addressing the need for optometry services for the poor at this time. The optometry program is being developed. The optometry mission will begin by meeting the needs of the elementary age school children in the Raytown Consolidated School District. Six out of ten incarcerated people today had vision problems that went untreated in elementary school. Mission of Hope Clinic wants to change the destiny of children that might end up incarcerated because they could not see to read or see to play sports. A pair of glasses can change a child's future.
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Ms. Janet Lowe
Term Start Jan 2013
Experience
While serving as a diplomat in the Philippines, Janet sponsored and worked with the international organization “Operation Smile”. This operation provides life changing surgeries for children and some adults with hair lip and cleft pallet. Janet repeated this operation while serving in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at the American Embassy. Additionally, she helped in the remodeling and financial support for a local orphanage.
After keeping busy with church and charitable organizations back in the states she was asked to become the executive director for Hope Network of Raytown. This was an enterprise she grew from a broom closet to one that provided food and clothing, hot meals, mass food distributions, senior commodities, school back snack programs, minor car repair for single mothers and seniors and the founding of a medical and dental clinic which became a separate entity, Mission of Hope Clinic.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start
Compensation Last Year
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 9
Volunteers 35
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Collaborations

Mission of Hope Clinic collaborates with Truman Lakewood Hospital. Patients that are in need of mammograms, X-Rays, surgery, and specialty care are referred to Truman Lakewood. 

Social workers at St. Luke's, Centerpointe, and Lee's Summit Hospital refer patients to Mission of Hope Clinic that are in need of follow up care after an event requiring hospitalization.
 
Doctors, dentists and other health care professionals volunteer their time and talents each month at Mission of Hope Clinic.
 
Mission of  Hope Clinic collaborates with the Missouri's  Show Me Healthy Women's Program providing breast and pelvic examinations for the underserved.
 
CEO Comments

Mission of Hope Clinic strives to improve the health of each patient through education and treatment of the patients illness. We are faced with several challenges along this journey to health. Obstacles include the lack of funding to cover routine lab costs that are required to properly manage the illness. Another obstacle is patient compliance to the medical protocols needed to treat the illness. Patients often time can not afford their medications therefore they discontinue the medication protocol leading to high blood sugar counts, high blood pressure and other illnesses that are controllable with proper medication routines. The last obstacle is this is a very transient population. The clinic looses contact with patients because they frequently move or are unable to afford telephones resulting in loss of contact.

Mission of Hope Clinic's mission is to improve the health of the individual creating a healthy patient and a healthy community.
 

Board Chair
Board Chair Dr. Scott Kujath
Company Affiliation Kansas City Vascular
Term Jan 2013 to Jan 2016
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Michelle Atchity Healthcare Staffing Solutions
Ms. Paula Beuhler Registered Nurse
Ms. Lisa Bray Kansas City Metropolitan Community College
Dr. Scott Kujath K.C. Vascular Clinic
Ms. Janet Lowe Mission of Hope Clinic
Ms. Gail Montgomery Community Volunteer
Ms. Sharon O'Connor Retired
Ms. Theresa O'Toole Community Volunteer
Dr. Brandon Park First Baptist Raytown
Ms. Michelle Williams Community Volunteer
Mr. Don Wilt Retired
Ms. Rhonda Wilt Mission of Hope Clinic
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 12
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 8
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Written Board Selection Criteria? Under Development
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Financials
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2014
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2015
Projected Revenue $345,179
Projected Expenses $325,179
Form 990s
2014 Form 990
2013 Form 990
Foundation Comments
  • FYE 9/30/2014: Financial data reported using IRS Form 990's.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$304,698----
Administration Expense$12,427----
Fundraising Expense$1,689----
Payments to Affiliates$0----
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.02----
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%----
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%----
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$328,057----
Current Assets$98,484----
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$2,229----
Total Net Assets$325,828----
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities44.18----
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%----
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount ------
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Organization Name Mission of Hope Clinic
Address 6303 Evanston Avenue
Raytown, MO 64133
Primary Phone (816) 356-4325
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Janet Lowe
Board Chair Dr. Scott Kujath
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kansas City Vascular
Year of Incorporation 2013