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March 5, 2021

Welcome Anthony Coe

Meet Anthony Coe, one of the newest members of the Hopewell community, who has been settling in as the Case Manager at Hopewell’s University Circle Transition Program (UCT). Anthony is a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant who has intensive case management experience with people undergoing mental health crises or dealing with substance abuse. He also worked with the Cleveland Treatment Center doing community HIV/ AIDS education, outreach, and testing with high-risk individuals.

At UCT, Anthony will help clients access social, educational, cultural, and employment opportunities, activities, and health care as they transition from life on the farm. “It’s very fulfilling to work with participants as they set goals and meet the challenges of reintegrating into the community,” Anthony said. With a caring, empathetic, and direct manner, he meets people wherever they are in their life’s journey.

It is no surprise that Anthony loves to challenge himself. While at Kent State University, he discovered sky diving. “It’s exhilarating – falling through the sky at a high rate of speed. I was kind of a daredevil,” he recalled, his voice rising with excitement. He is also somewhat competitive. “I love fishing and boating on Lake Erie and other northeast Ohio lakes with my cousins. I don’t even eat many fish – it’s just fun to see how many we can catch.”

Another passion is traveling, whether for work or pleasure. “Traveling to HIV/AIDS conferences all over the United States fed my traveling bug. Also, I am a warm climate person and I love cruises. My favorite spots are the East and West Caribbean, Nassau, Freeport, and the Bahamas.” The best part of traveling? “Meeting new people and visiting family in Chicago and Georgia.”

After a few months on the job, Anthony is enthusiastic about the new Transition Program and working as a team with Director of Outreach Chris Goodall, clinicians Cecilia Futch, Clare Conway, and intern Kora Carrucini. “Working with clients who are moving on from the farm can be challenging, but it’s very fruitful and promising. I am amazed at how determined they are. They know what they want to do, and they just need guidance to achieve the goals of living as independently as possible and leading a productive life. I think that’s super great!”

Welcome, Anthony - it is great to have you aboard!

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