Goochland nonprofit unveils new $7M clinic facility

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Goochland Cares opened last week at 2999 River Road W. (Mike Platania)

A local nonprofit has opened its new $7 million home base.

Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services held a grand opening last week for its facility at 2999 River Road W., dubbed Goochland Cares.

The 20,000-square-foot facility hosts 11 clinic programs, including a food pantry, medical and dental care, financial assistance, and domestic violence and sexual assault services.

Founded in 2007 and led by executive director Sally Graham, the clinic previously had been based out of three separate buildings in the area, including a family services building adjacent to the new clinic that’s been converted into an emergency shelter.

In order to receive services from Goochland Cares, clients must be a Goochland resident and have income below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, which last year was $12,060 for an individual and $20,420 for a family of three.

The nonprofit broke ground on the clinic in March 2017 and completed a $7.1 million fundraising campaign in June. It received grants from the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, the Cabell Foundation and Harrison Foundation. Goochland Cares also is opening with a $1.5 million endowment.

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John Lindner
John Lindner
2 years ago

Good news for Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services and fantastic news for the Goochland community.

And, not for nothing, the facility name is awesome! Maybe the non-profit might adopt it as well? That would be one smart branding move.

Neil Spoonhower
Neil Spoonhower
2 years ago
Reply to  John Lindner

Hi John, the non-profit did change it’s name to Goochland Cares….rolls off the tongue a lot easier.

Bradley Purcell
Bradley Purcell
2 years ago

Another smart move by this organization is raising $1.5M in endowment, and doing so ahead of opening the facility. A sum like that should provide up to $75K in operating funds each year, based on a 5% draw from $1.5M. Even a more conservative 4% draw would yield around $60K. While it obviously costs much more to run a health care agency, this is a good start. At whatever level, this annual draw is available year in and year out as a foundation for the agency’s budget. They can spend this money every year without having to raise it from… Read more »