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Hopewell’s 2017 Annual Report Highlights 22 Years of Providing Care to Adults with Serious Mental Illness.

July 06, 2018

Hopewell’s 2017 Annual Report Traces 22 Years of Accomplishments at the Ohio Therapeutic Farm Community

Cleveland, Ohio—(July 9, 2018) Hopewell residential therapeutic farm community has just published its 2017 annual report featuring the therapeutic farm community’s twenty-second year of service to people with serious mental illness.

“In the life of a community such as Hopewell, continuity is just as important as positive change. The therapeutic community that Clara T. Rankin founded in 1993 stays true to the core mission that was adopted at that time,” said Chloe Rankin Seelbach, President of the Board of Directors. Hopewell’s beauty is reflected throughout the report with pictures of its landscape, buildings, people and animals.

Hopewell’s 2017 financials are included as well as a list of donors. Hopewell is a nonprofit, private-pay mental health facility. According to the report, philanthropic funding allows Hopewell to offer reduced fees to many residents and families each year.

This annual report captures Hopewell as a true working farm, one of only five residential therapeutic farm communities in the United States and the only one in Ohio. A wide range of therapies are featured at Hopewell including a nature studies group, equine-assisted learning, interpersonal relationship skills, spirituality, art, music and meditation.

Don Bernardo, Hopewell’s director of development, said, “In addition to celebrating our accomplishments, the 2017 Annual Report helps express our gratitude to our generous donors for supporting our mission, our work and Hopewell’s commitment to advances in mental health care.”

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About Hopewell

Hopewell is a 300-arce residential therapeutic working farm located in Mesopotamia, Ohio, where adults with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression learn to manage their mental illness and return to independent life. Hopewell is the only therapeutic farm community in Ohio. It is ODMHAS-licensed and CARF-accredited. Hopewell is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the American Residential Treatment Association. Information, tours and assessments are available by contacting Laura Scarnecchia, LPCC, Clinical Manager, at 440.426.2009 or by email at

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