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Hopewell Therapeutic Farm - A therapeutic farm community

Hopewell is a farm-based residential treatment program for adults with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depression.

Using the healing powers of nature, of meaningful work, of our therapeutic community, and of clinical engagement, Hopewell's program treats the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

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Notes from the Farm

July 23, 2019

Should I Involve My Parents in My Psychiatric Treatment?

If you are diagnosed with a mental illness while on campus, it is up to you whether to involve your parents in your treatment. Maybe you’re not sure how to tell them or are afraid to bring it up, but parents can... read on

July 22, 2019

PBS ideastream Hopewell video

The program features: Highlights of the therapeutic farm community How Hopewell came to be through a conversation with founder Clara Rankin Comments from current and former residents... read on

July 12, 2019

Daniel Horne and Laura Scarnecchia Podcast -- Is your Child Ready to Leave the Nest?

Your child made it: he or she finished 13 years of school and graduated! You have prepared them for the academics they will face in college — perhaps through years of tutoring, test prep, honors and AP classes. ... read on

Meet our clinical staff

Laura Scarnecchia, LPCC, Director of Admissions

Healing happens at Hopewell, and Laura is grateful to be part of each resident’s journey toward recovery. The serenity of the farm and the power of the community impressed Laura when...more

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