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The admissions process at Hopewell is responsive, caring and confidential. Our admissions staff guides you every step of the way and, in most cases, does a great deal of the footwork for you. We encourage you to contact our admissions team at 440.426.2009 for a more comprehensive overview of our admissions process.

The Main House at Hopewell Therapeutic Farm Community

We believe that everyone can experience success, find a life of purpose and feel hope.

Who Hopewell Helps

Hopewell residents are 18 years of age or older, have a primary diagnosis of a mood or thought disorder and express a readiness for mental health treatment. Typical diagnoses include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Success at Hopewell depends upon many factors, but in general we have found that people gain the most benefit from our therapeutic community when they are:

  • Comfortable living in a rural, farm setting for several months
  • Willing to accept medication
  • Interested in learning how to live with and get along with people
  • Accepting of physical work and community participation
  • Interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding and acceptance of their mental illness

Some of our residents may be recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. They must, however, have an absence of active abuse. Individuals should have some self-care skills, be medication compliant and be in reasonable physical health. For a complete list of admissions criteria, please talk with our admissions staff at 440.426.2009 or send us a message.

From gardening to cooking to animal care, vocational opportunities at Hopewell help residents find strengths they didn't know they had.

Length of Stay

The average length of stay is six to nine months. Some residents, however, require extended stays depending on their treatment plans and progress. Our maximum length of stay is three years. We do accept a limited number of residents into our Extended Stay Program. For more information about the Extended Stay Program, please contact our admissions staff at 440.426.2009 or send us a message.

Program Overview

We offer a residential program. The theraputic farm enviornment is a key part of our success. Organized in work teams, residents work with staff to assume the major responsibilities for all aspects of the farm's daily work. In addition to daily 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

See a sample of our daily schedule.

Our clinical team is active in resident and family counseling, case coordination, psychiatric and medication management and discharge transitions to ensure the highest level of care at Hopewell's mental health facility.

A resident at Hopewell Therapeutic Farm helps feed the sheep.

Studies have shown that people with schizophrenia who engage in meaningful work experience improved medication compliance, symptom reduction and fewer relapses.

Financial Considerations

Hopewell is a private-pay facility. For information on daily charges for our residential care program, call us at 440.426.2009 and ask to speak with someone in our admissions staff.

Hopewell is an approved provider with several private insurers, and our admissions team will work with your insurance company to determine whether any portion of treatment may be covered.

A woman enjoys quiet time in the meditation garden at Hopewell Therapeutic Farm

Hopewell is one of very few facilities of its kind in the country that provides comprehensive mental health treatment in a working farm setting.