The Center for Hope and a Cure is a local community health center in Alexandria that provides healthcare to underprivileged people in the community. Started twenty years ago as a small apartment office, it has grown to become a five-story medical center, where urban poor can seek the help they need at a low cost or, in some cases, free of charge. Services include surgical operations, assistance with child birth, distribution of eye glasses and medicine and much more. The clinic also provides good quality dental care to the poor. This center has been one of the rare places where Sudanese refugees are able to seek free medical and dental care.