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admissions and referrals

Residents receive medications based on individual needs from our registered nurses.

The admissions process at Hopewell is responsive, caring and confidential. Our admissions staff guides you every step of the way and, in most cases, does a great deal of the footwork for you.

We encourage you to call or email our team for a more comprehensive overview on the admissions process.

Who Hopewell Helps

Hopewell residents are 18 years of age or older, have a primary diagnosis of a mood or thought disorder and express a readiness for treatment. Typical diagnoses include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.

Success at Hopewell depends upon many factors, but in general, we have found that people gain the most benefit when they are:

  • Comfortable living in a rural, farm setting for several months
  • Willing to accept medication
  • Interested in learning how to live with and get along with people
  • Accepting of physical work and community participation
  • Interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding and acceptance of their mental illness

Some of our residents may be recovering from drug or alcohol abuse. They must, however, have an absence of active abuse. Individuals should have some self-care skills, be medication compliant and be in reasonable physical health. For a complete list of admissions criteria, please talk with our admissions staff.

Length of Stay

The average length of stay is 6-9 months. Some residents, however, require extended stays depending on their treatment plans and progress.

Program Overview

We offer a residential and a day program. In both cases, the 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. In addition to daily staff and resident work crews that keep the farm functioning, programming includes:

  • Mood management
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Creative expression
  • Dual diagnosis issues
  • Equine-assisted learning
  • Meditation and spirituality
  • Education (high school diploma program)
  • Money management
  • Independent living skills (planning, shopping, cooking, healthy living)

Our clinical team is active in resident and family counseling, case coordination, psychiatric and medication management and discharge transitions.

Financial Considerations

Hopewell is a private-pay facility. For information on daily charges for our residential care program, Club Hope day program and Lyman House residence contact our Admissions Director at ext 122.

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 can be covered.

Many residents supplement private payment with benefits from Social Security, the Veteran's Administration, workers' compensation and 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.

We also work with an independent loan organization called Clark Behavioral Health Financing. Loans may be able to cover treatment costs, tuition and other related services. If you are interested in qualifying for a private loan, click on this link to complete a brief, on-line loan application.

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