The Desert Mission Health Center in the Phoenix Sunnyslope neighborhood began serving the health needs of the community 94 years ago. This week, the community will celebrate the groundbreaking of a new, comprehensive, state-of-the-art healthcare facility to serve a growing number of individuals and families in the area. Desert Mission Health Center became part of Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) in 2015. NOAH is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a designation demonstrating that NOAH strives to, and meets, the needs of an underserved area. Today, Desert Mission Health Center is located in a 6,600 sq. ft. renovated former church in the Sunnyslope community. The new facility, designed by local architect firm Orcutt Winslow and built by Kitchell, will be more than 23,000 sq. ft. when it opens in late 2021, increasing patient capacity from 4,000 annually to 20,000. PCDIC provided a $10.5 Million NMTC allocation to Neighborhood Outreach Access to Health (NOAH) to develop the new home of the Desert Mission Health Center. The new center will be a comprehensive, state-of-the-art healthcare facility to serve a growing number of individuals and families in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix. Sunnyslope is a diverse community with around 64% of residents identifying as Hispanic and Latino. The new facility opened in 2022 with more than 23,000 sq. ft., increasing patient capacity from 4,000 annually to 20,000. Together, NOAH, HonorHealth, PCDIC, Community Development Banking at Chase, and Raza Development Fund have ensured Desert Mission will continue to serve the neighborhood for many years to come.