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who we are

We help people reunite with their families; find and keep jobs; learn to rely on friends; live independently; understand the importance of medication; and experience success

Our Strategic Goal for 2009-2012

Hopewell is a therapeutic community located on a 300-acre farm in rural Mesopotamia, Ohio.

We help adults with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and other forms of serious mental illness

  • believe in their own potential
  • develop the skills to manage their mental illness
  • transition from Hopewell to a more independent living situation

We believe that everyone can experience success, find a life of purpose and feel hope.

Our highly qualified staff creates an environment of caring and acceptance while providing first-class, licensed mental health services.


Founded by Cleveland native, Clara Rankin, and a dedicated board, Hopewell accepted its first resident in 1996. Hopewell is one of a handful of therapeutic farm communities in the country and the only one of its kind in Ohio. We are able to serve 40 adults, with housing in four residences. At any given time, Hopewell employs between 30-40 full time and part time clinical, direct care and administrative staff.

To provide an opportunity for adults with serious mental illness to experience a self-reliant and satisfying life through participation in a vibrant residential therapeutic community