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September 11, 2014

Camping at Wellman Pond

Camping at Wellman Pond

A couple weeks ago, eight residents and two staff members set off for an unplugged camping experience at Wellman Pond. Residents were able to delegate duties and demonstrated great cooperation with each other. Some of the duties entailed preparing meals. They cooked all the meals themselves over an open fire including hamburgers, turkey burgers, baked potatoes, chicken and vegetable kabobs,...[read more]

Posted by Hopewell Staff

September 03, 2014

What To Do With A Plethora of Cucumbers

What To Do With A Plethora of Cucumbers

Right now we are having the best summer for cucumbers! We lost count somewhere around 100 of the long slender juicy vegetables. At first we made cucumber salad with sour cream and dill mixed with nice round slices of cucumber. Then our volunteer, Natalie brought in a recipe for an Italian cucumber salad that the garden crew put together for...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

July 30, 2014

It's a WRAP!

It's a WRAP!

Six of Hopewell residents recently completed a WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Plan) program at Hopewell. This is a six-week, two-hour Saturday course sponsored through NAM (National Alliance on Mental Illness.) It was founded and developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, a speaker on recovery and self-help and the author of many books related to recovery. This program is...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

July 16, 2014

Meet Our Most Recent Volunteer, Natalie

Meet Our Most Recent Volunteer, Natalie

My name is Natalie Schafer. I am a Psychology student at Kent State University. From the moment I discovered Hopewell and explored their website, I knew Hopewell was for me. I respect Hopewell's mission statement and overall goal to provide adults with serious mental illness to experience a self-reliant and satisfying life. Hopewell is a magical...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

June 30, 2014

Hopewell's Compassion is Endless

Hopewell's Compassion is Endless

Recently one of our staff had some medical issues and unfortunately was hospitalized. Hopewell's caring and compassionate staff not only hand delivered a beautiful heartfelt card containing warm wishes for a speedy recovery, but also brought by fresh flowers upon her return home. Of course this is not the first time Hopewell has helped staff during difficult times. They...[read more]

Posted by Betsie Arvin

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