Project Hope Foundation to Join GGC Partnership Campus

Project Hope Foundation to Join GGC Partnership Campus

Project Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide a lifespan of services for the autism community, plans to open a new location on the 191-acre Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) Partnership Campus.

“This is an incredibly unique opportunity to bring together two very important aspects of the autism journey: diagnosis and treatment,” says Susan Sachs, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Project Hope Foundation. “Having the ability to collaborate with GGC in the same location, on the same campus, is really empowering.”

GGC, which provides clinical care, genetic testing, and research for patients and families impacted by genetic disorders, serves as a critical anchor of Greenwood’s Medical Innovation District and a vital connection hub within the broader Greenwood community. The Partnership Campus is also home to Clemson University’s Center for Human Genetics which provides a deeper research base, and the ability to offer advanced education and training in genetics and life sciences.

“GGC and Project Hope have a long history of collaboration and a shared mission to provide compassionate, cutting-edge care for individuals and families impacted by autism,” said Steve Skinner, MD, President and CEO of the Greenwood Genetic Center. “We are thrilled to have them on our campus as we expand our partnership to help expedite earlier diagnoses, expand access to services, and work together on research and future clinical trial opportunities.”

“Receiving an autism diagnosis can be lonely and isolating, but it doesn’t have to be,” says Project Hope Co-Founder and Co-CEO Lisa Lane. “Through this partnership, families who receive care from GGC can immediately walk over to see the services we provide, giving them answers and encouragement soon after their child is diagnosed.”

The new building will be designed to meet the unique needs of Project Hope Foundation’s clients and staff. Building plans and the timeline for construction are still being finalized. In the meantime, Project Hope will continue to use its current temporary space so services will not be interrupted.