MHA's Featured Group Practice is HopeWay
HopeWay is the only accredited non-profit adult residential mental health facility in a 100-mile radius of Charlotte, despite more than 230,000 adults currently suffering from serious mental illness in our area. In addition to 24-hour residential treatment, HopeWay offers two adult day treatment programs – Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient. Their holistic, integrated treatment model focuses on complete psychiatric and medical wellness with access to full psychiatric diagnostic and assessment services and psychological testing. Because of the importance of maintaining mental and physical health, HopeWay operates an on-site wellness clinic staffed by a medical team with expertise in addressing the physical health needs of their clients.
Their experienced team of psychiatrists and therapists work together to create individualized treatment plans for each client based on the results of their assessments and their personal goals. At full capacity, HopeWay is able to offer private bedrooms and bathrooms to 36 residential clients and accommodate an additional 50 clients in the 2 day treatment programs.
In addition to individual therapy sessions, clients participate in group and adjunctive therapies, including art, music, recreation, horticulture, health & wellness, yoga, pastoral care, and pet therapy. Clients close out each day in wrap-up groups to reflect on their day and the steps they have taken to move closer to their individual goals.
Part of HopeWay’s mission is to provide educational opportunities to the greater Charlotte community about the realities and stigmas associated with mental illness. This includes an annual educational event open to the public, continuing education opportunities for service providers and behavioral health professionals, and speaking engagements throughout the region, including in faith communities, civic organizations and schools.