Difference Between Our Group Home and Residential Treatment Programs

What Sets Hopewell House's Group Home Apart from a Residential Treatment Program?

It can be a difficult challenge to find the right housing option for someone suffering from a mental illness.Too often, the available options are cold, uncaring facilities that don't focus on supporting the individual or helping them become an integrated and functioning member of society. A residential treatment program might be appropriate for some, but inappropriate for other individuals and their unique needs. There are important differences between a group home and a residential treatment program. In this post, we will discuss the differences between these residential choices, and what specifically makes Hopewell House for Independent Living special.

The Difference Between Our Group Home and a Residential Treatment Program

A residential treatment program offers onsite treatment for those with mental illnesses. In these programs, residents are in a structured setting supervised 24 hours a day, receiving treatment from psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, nurses, and other providers onsite to take care of their needs. These residential treatment programs can be for those suffering from a range of moderate to severe levels of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders that may prevent them from living more independently.Residential treatment programs are typically time limited.Following treatment, individuals may continue to require a high level of supervision to live independently in the community.

Hopewell House's group home represents a different option for individuals with different needs when it comes to housing and support for mental illnesses. We also welcome residents dealing with mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. The key difference, however, is that we function primarily as a supportive home environment, not as a place of treatment or a medical facility.

We provide a safe, supportive environment for our residents to live with respect and dignity while they pursue treatment with providers in the larger community. Our Behavior Health Coaches are onsite 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to support our residents through everyday life and guide them to independent living. We provide guidance and support to our residents as they seek treatment in the community. Additionally, we provide training in support of our areas of daily living; these include medication management, daytime activity support, recreation/ leisure planning, and transportation, just to name a few.

What Makes Hopewell House a Unique Group Home

Our group home is a very special place. Hopewell House provides a very specialized level of care with individual wants, needs, and desires as the driving force for individual service planning.Additionally, Hopewell House is located on a quiet historic farm, with a beautiful natural environment that offers a peaceful and private setting where our residents can truly relax and feel at home.

At the same time, however, Hopewell House assists our residents as they fully integrate with the greater community. Far from being isolated, we are located in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia and the greater Washington, DC region. We provide support, including transportation, for our residents as they work with outpatient community providers including psychiatrists, therapists, and other medical personnel. We organize outings and special events that take advantage of our central location, and we make transportation arrangements as well.

Our supportive independent living environment provides a setting for healing, while at the same time serving as a stepping stone into the wider world for our residents. For people struggling with mental illness, we offer a hopeful solution. Is our group home the right place for you or your loved one? Please see our admissions page for details about our admissions process.

What Sets Hopewell House's Group Home Apart from a Residential Treatment Program?

It can be a difficult challenge to find the right housing option for someone suffering from a mental illness.Too often, the available options are cold, uncaring facilities that don't focus on supporting the individual or helping them become an integrated and functioning member of society. A residential treatment program might be appropriate for some, but inappropriate for other individuals and their unique needs. There are important differences between a group home and a residential treatment program. In this post, we will discuss the differences between these residential choices, and what specifically makes Hopewell House for Independent Living special.

The Difference Between Our Group Home and a Residential Treatment Program

A residential treatment program offers onsite treatment for those with mental illnesses. In these programs, residents are in a structured setting supervised 24 hours a day, receiving treatment from psychiatrists, therapists, social workers, nurses, and other providers onsite to take care of their needs. These residential treatment programs can be for those suffering from a range of moderate to severe levels of schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and other mental health disorders that may prevent them from living more independently.Residential treatment programs are typically time limited.Following treatment, individuals may continue to require a high level of supervision to live independently in the community.

Hopewell House's group home represents a different option for individuals with different needs when it comes to housing and support for mental illnesses. We also welcome residents dealing with mental health issues such as bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia. The key difference, however, is that we function primarily as a supportive home environment, not as a place of treatment or a medical facility.

We provide a safe, supportive environment for our residents to live with respect and dignity while they pursue treatment with providers in the larger community. Our Behavior Health Coaches are onsite 24-hours a day, 7 days a week to support our residents through everyday life and guide them to independent living. We provide guidance and support to our residents as they seek treatment in the community. Additionally, we provide training in support of our areas of daily living; these include medication management, daytime activity support, recreation/ leisure planning, and transportation, just to name a few.

What Makes Hopewell House a Unique Group Home

Our group home is a very special place. Hopewell House provides a very specialized level of care with individual wants, needs, and desires as the driving force for individual service planning.Additionally, Hopewell House is located on a quiet historic farm, with a beautiful natural environment that offers a peaceful and private setting where our residents can truly relax and feel at home.

At the same time, however, Hopewell House assists our residents as they fully integrate with the greater community. Far from being isolated, we are located in the heart of Fairfax County, Virginia and the greater Washington, DC region. We provide support, including transportation, for our residents as they work with outpatient community providers including psychiatrists, therapists, and other medical personnel. We organize outings and special events that take advantage of our central location, and we make transportation arrangements as well.

Our supportive independent living environment provides a setting for healing, while at the same time serving as a stepping stone into the wider world for our residents. For people struggling with mental illness, we offer a hopeful solution. Is our group home the right place for you or your loved one? Please see our admissions page for details about our admissions process.

How Hopewell House Helps Erase the Stigma of Menta...
What is Schizophrenia and How Can Hopewell House H...