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The admissions process to our residential mental health community 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.

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 residential 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 residential mental health 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.

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Our Virtual Introduction to Residence at Hopewell 

In response to COVID-19, Hopewell has developed a Virtual Introduction program.

Our virtual introduction to Hopewell begins our clinical relationship with a prospective resident, introduces and orients them to Hopewell, and protects our current residents by requiring most prospective residents to be isolated from others for 14 days before they can enter our residential community.

We have developed creative alternatives for prospective residents for whom our standard quarantine approach seems too difficult.  Such alternatives have included options for those directly admitting to Hopewell from hospitals, for those quarantining in homes shared with others not in quarantine, and for those who cannot quarantine from within easy non-stop driving distance.

For more on our Virtual Introduction program, click here.

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 typical length of stay is five to nine months. Some residents, however, require longer stays depending on their treatment plans and progress. For more information about longer stays, please contact our admissions staff at 440.426.2009 or send us a message.


Program Overview

We offer a residential mental health program. The theraputic farm environment 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:

  • Meditation 
  • Spirituality
  • Education
  • Money management
  • Independent living skills (meal planning, shopping, cooking, healthy living)
  • Interpersonal relationship skills
  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication monitoring and management
  • Case-managed integrated individual plans
  • Therapeutic work activity
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Art Therapy and creative expression
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills
  • Ecotherapy and nature studies
  • EMDR
  • Equine-assisted learning
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Family therapy and transition services

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.

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 non-profit, private-pay facility. Most residents use private pay to cover the cost of services, but some use a combination of private pay and a limited period of insurance benefits. Please contact our Admissions Department at 440-426-2009 to explore the affordability of our services.

Hopewell also makes every effort to obtain any potential insurance coverage for individuals who have private insurance that covers residential mental health services in their plans. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we are among the lowest-cost residential communities in the country.

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.