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.