Program Details:

HOPE Clinic: Medical + Forensics

Our amazing team of medical professionals provide compassionate healthcare to the Greater New Orleans Community at our beautiful clinic. The HOPE Clinic provides primary care, forensic exams and behavioral health services. We specialize in providing trauma-informed healthcare in ways that patients feel informed, comfortable and in control of the process.

Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-6:00pm

Phone: 504-503-0878 | Fax: Fax 504-592-4008 | Email:

We take Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance and have a sliding scale for uninsured patients who qualify.



Our clinic can meet all of your primary care needs. We accept most insurances and will work with you to make sure you can get the care you need.


FORENSIC EXAMS for Sexual assault + domestic violence

The Family Justice Center’s HOPE clinic offers forensic medical exams in a private, trauma-informed setting for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and non-fatal strangulation. Forensic exams include a health checkup, evidence collection, documentation of any injuries and preventative medications for STIs, pregnancy and HIV when applicable. All parts of the forensic exam are voluntary and led by the patient. A survivor advocate is available for support during the exam. Sexual assault exams should generally be performed within 5 days of the assault. The time frame for domestic violence can be longer based on the nature of the injuries and symptoms. Call our forensic program directly at 504-355-0857.


Behavioral health

At the HOPE Clinic we treat the whole individual. We integrate access to psychiatric assessments and medication management, as well as assessment and on going counseling/psychotherapy with a licensed clinician.


Meet our staff

Dr. Soto serves as the Medical Director of the HOPE Clinic. She has been a practicing physician for over 12 years and is passionate about empowering patients and bringing trauma-informed practices into the healthcare setting.

Andy Mahoney has been a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner for over 13 years and an Registered Nurse for 30 years. He serves as the coordinator of forensic services for the HOPE clinic. Andy teaches all over the state about the dangers of strangulation and has served as an expert witness in multiple cases.

Wendy Blanco is our amazing clinic manger. She is the point of contact assisting individuals and families with making initial appointments, checking Medicaid eligibility and assisting with applications, as well as coordinating referrals for additional services within NOFJC and the broader community.



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