History and Mission
To provide basic human services and health care to our Goochland neighbors in need.
GoochlandCares envisions an equitable community in which all persons have their basic needs met, empowering them to lead lives of self-dignity and well-being.
GoochlandCares delivers quality, client-centered services with compassion and dignity.
- 1952 – Goochland Fellowship and Family Services is founded by a small group of women committed to providing assistance to individuals and families not eligible for state or federal help. A house and property on River Road West is donated to the Fellowship in order to provide services to community members most in need.
- 2000 – Free Clinic of Goochland is founded by a group of parishioners from St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in response to the health care crisis that exists for many individuals who cannot obtain health insurance.
- 2007 – Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services incorporates when the Fellowship and Free Clinic merge in order to better serve the citizens of Goochland County in the most cost efficient way possible.
- 2016 – The board of Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services approves the $7.1 million ALL.HERE.NOW. Capital Campaign to fund construction of a new 20,000 square foot building that will bring all programs and services under one roof. The campaign will also fund conversion of the current Family Services building into emergency housing and establishment of a $1.5 million endowment to ensure sustainability.
- March 2017 – Groundbreaking.
- January 2018 – Construction is completed and all programs move to the new facility at 2999 River Road West, just behind the former Family Services building.
- February 2018 – The name is officially changed to GoochlandCares.