Hopewell Farm creates a community, offers growth for mentally ill
Posted July 07, 2019 at 05:00 AM
By Ginger Christ, The Plain Dealer
MESOPOTAMIA, Ohio — GPS won’t take you all the way to Hopewell Farm. It guides you most of the way but, for the final stretch, you’re on your own.
The same is true of the farm itself. Designed as a farm-based residential treatment facility for those with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression, Hopewell aims to give its patients the skills they need to live as independently as possible after they leave.
The goal, Clinical Director Daniel B. Horne says, is for patients to “have a life they didn’t have before.”
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