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Using the power of nature, meaningful work, therapeutic community and a highly skilled and caring staff, Hopewell's program treats the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

We offer our traditional residential therapeutic program and Club Hope, a daily transitions program.

Hopewell also offers Lyman House, an Adult Family Home located on nearby Mesopotamia Commons near Cleveland, Ohio. 

By strengthening residents' social skills, their emotional competency, and their commitment to medication compliance we empower individuals to function at their highest level of effectiveness that begins at our mental health facility and continues with them after discharge.

We empower individuals to function at their highest level of effectiveness.

The therapeutic farm is a key part of our success.

Organized in work teams, residents assume the major responsibilities for all aspects of the farm's daily work while residing in our therapeutic farm community. From gardening to animal care to working in the wood shop, vocational opportunities at Hopewell help residents find strengths they didn't know they had, experience new roles, learn new skills, gain job readiness and build self-esteem.

The outcome of participating in work is more than residents learning to rely on each other for food, shelter and a safe environment.

Studies have shown that individuals with mental illness who engage in meaningful work experience improved medication compliance, symptom reduction and fewer relapses increasing their chances of successful mental health treatment.

In addition to daily staff and resident 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
Hopewell Residents work together to help themselves and each other.

Hopewell Residents work together to help themselves and each other as part of our residential therapeutic program.

Our clinical team is active in resident and family counseling, case coordination, psychiatric and medication management and discharge transitions. We have a consulting psychiatrist who oversees medication management for residents.

Hopewell is the only residential mental health facility in Ohio that provides this type of treatment-based, community-centered care, and is among one of very few facilities of its kind in the country that provide comprehensive mental health treatment in a working farm setting.

Hopewell is a non-profit, private-pay facility. Most residents use a combination of private pay and insurance benefits to cover the cost of services. A discounted daily Residential Community Fee is charged to individuals who privately pay for services. Hopewell is able to provide financial assistance as early as the beginning of the third month of service, when appropriate. Such adjustments are made possible by our endowment fund and our generous donors. Please contact our Admissions Department at 440-426-2009 to explore the affordability of our services.

During the application process, financially responsible parties (family, guardian, or applicant) must submit financial verification documentation to both demonstrate access to adequate resources to pay Hopewell costs and provide information for Hopewell to determine eligibility for any available adjustments or payment options. Additional fees apply for professional services including psychiatrist and nutritionist appointments, medications, and lab services.

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. Unfortunately, Medicaid and /or Medicare do not cover mental health residential treatment services.

Many residents supplement private payment with benefits from Social Security, the Veteran's Administration, workers' compensation or other third-party payers. In addition, we receive referrals from in-and out-of-state county boards of mental health, school districts, boards of developmental disabilities (workers’ compensation, I/O waiver options) and others.

The Value of Therapeutic Community

The primary goal of a therapeutic community is to foster individual change and to eventually help people return to society and live productive lives. This is accomplished through a community of people (at Hopewell, both staff and residents) working together to help themselves and each other. Residents learn from one another and learn to rely on each other, a skill that enhances their potential and sense of self-fulfillment.