Mission Statement


The primary focus of the MLK Health and Wellness Community Development Corporation ("MLK-CDC") is revitalization of the MLK Medical Campus located in South Los Angeles in the Watts/Willowbrook neighborhood.  Los Angeles County owns 42 acres on the campus; it is the new site of the new Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, the adjacent, now abandoned, former King-Drew/MACC hospital building and a number of other underutilized structures. Working with the County Board of Supervisors, the MLK-CDC aims to transform the site into an "urban family-health campus." The renovated former 500,000 sq. ft. hospital will house mental health services, job training and development, an outpatient surgical clinic, bioscience labs and a new home for the MLK Pediatric Foster Care Clinic HUB. Providing these services at one location will encourage and facilitate collaboration among the various service providers.