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Using the power of nature, meaningful work, therapeutic community and a highly skilled and caring staff, Hopewell's program treats the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

We offer our traditional residential therapeutic program and Club Hope, a daily transitions program.

Hopewell also offers Lyman House, an Adult Family Home located on nearby Mesopotamia Commons near Cleveland, Ohio. 

By strengthening residents' social skills, their emotional competency, and their commitment to medication compliance we empower individuals to function at their highest level of effectiveness that begins at our mental health facility and continues with them after discharge.

We empower individuals to function at their highest level of effectiveness.

The therapeutic farm is a key part of our success.

Organized in work teams, residents assume the major responsibilities for all aspects of the farm's daily work while residing in our therapeutic farm community. From gardening to animal care to working in the wood shop, vocational opportunities at Hopewell help residents find strengths they didn't know they had, experience new roles, learn new skills, gain job readiness and build self-esteem.

The outcome of participating in work is more than residents learning to rely on each other for food, shelter and a safe environment.

Studies have shown that individuals with mental illness who engage in meaningful work experience improved medication compliance, symptom reduction and fewer relapses increasing their chances of successful mental health treatment.

In addition to daily staff and resident work crews that keep the farm functioning, programming includes:

  • Group counseling
  • Creative expression
  • Equine-assisted learning and horsemanship (all on the ground; no riding)
  • Nature Studies
  • Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Education (high school diploma program and GED preparation)
  • Money management
  • Independent living skills (meal planning, shopping, cooking, healthy living)
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
Hopewell Residents work together to help themselves and each other.

Hopewell Residents work together to help themselves and each other as part of our residential therapeutic program.

Our clinical team is active in resident and family counseling, case coordination, psychiatric and medication management and discharge transitions. We have a consulting psychiatrist who oversees medication management for residents.

Hopewell is the only residential mental health facility in Ohio that provides this type of treatment-based, community-centered care, and is among one of very few facilities of its kind in the country that provide comprehensive mental health treatment in a working farm setting.

Hopewell is a private-pay mental health facility. The daily residential community fee for the first two months is $290, with the total cost of the first month due upon admission into our program. Prior to admission, financially responsible parties (family, guardian or applicant) must complete a Financial Disclosure form; after two months, the daily fee may be adjusted for qualifying families who apply for assistance. Fees apply for additional professional services, medications and lab services.

The Value of Therapeutic Community

The primary goal of a therapeutic community is to foster individual change and to eventually help people return to society and live productive lives. This is accomplished through a community of people (at Hopewell, both staff and residents) working together to help themselves and each other. Residents learn from one another and learn to rely on each other, a skill that enhances their potential and sense of self-fulfillment.