Hopewell’s 2016 Annual Report Traces 21 Years of Accomplishments At the Ohio Therapeutic Farm Community

Places Spotlight on Hopewell’s Holistic Process for Residents with Serious Mental Illness—the key to the success of the Hopewell Model

CLEVELAND, Ohio, July 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hopewell residential therapeutic farm community has just published its 2016 annual report featuring the Hopewell Model as well as 2016 highlights and achievements between 1993 and 2015, according to Rick Karges, Hopewell executive director/CEO.

“We are happy to share this report and the story of Hopewell from its first residential client to the development of a formal art therapy program and release of Clara Rankin’s book,” said Karges. “The annual report includes a timeline covering Hopewell’s highlights over the years. Hopewell’s beauty is reflected throughout the report with pictures of its landscape, buildings, people and animals.”

Hopewell’s 2016 financials are included as well as a list of donors. Hopewell is a nonprofit, private-pay mental health facility. According to the report, 95% of residents receive fee assistance. A success rate exceeding 70% has been achieved among past residents.

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.

“We are excited to feature the Hopewell Model through our annual report,” Karges said.  “We wish to express our gratitude to our sponsors for supporting our mission, our work and Hopewell’s commitment to advances in mental health care.”

Download the annual report at www.hopewellcommunity.org/news/category/annual-report.

About Hopewell

Hopewell is a 300-acre 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 admissions@hopewell.cc. Visit www.hopewellcommunity.org.


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