Hopeway counselor with client and therapy dog

Our Mission

Each day we aim to make HOPE tangible by inspiring mental wellness for all. This means treating each client, guest or colleague through the lens of our values of hope, excellence, trust and compassion.
Our Programs


Providing a light through the darkness of mental illness.


Delivered by a dedicated, accountable and highly trained team.


Building healthy relationships in a safe, caring environment.


Treating clients and their loved ones with the utmost respect and empathy.


Our Vision

To be a premier leader of mental health services by providing holistic care, grounded in science, while building awareness and acceptance through education.

Watch our Grand Opening video (left) to see how it all started.

Our Story

The family of Betsy and Bill Blue, like countless others, has been profoundly affected by mental illness.

Throughout a seven-year journey of trying to gain access to quality treatment, they found a gap in the continuum of care in the Charlotte area, which was especially surprising given the size of the city. After Betsy and Bill attended a community meeting about the lack of mental health care, they began brainstorming ways to help.

They visited nationally-recognized models of care in other cities and held countless conversations and meetings with area stakeholders before forming the HopeWay Foundation in January 2014 to broaden the scope of mental health care and education for adults in our region.

"Our family learned firsthand how challenging it can be to gain access to effective mental health care and education...
We want HopeWay to be a beacon of light for mental health care and education."

- William F. Blue Jr., Co-Founder

Our Story

Our Foundation

HopeWay is led by a Board of Directors and also has an Advisory Board which serves as another extension into the community. In November 2014, HopeWay successfully raised funds through the generosity of hundreds of donors to purchase, renovate and start operations at HopeWay, a mental health care center for adults located in Charlotte.

Our adult programs opened in 2016 on a 20-acre campus in southwest Charlotte that includes a 52,675 square-foot building with therapeutic and education wings that house therapy rooms and offices, a library, and other ancillary rooms designated for client care. Our residential wing has 36 private bedrooms and a full-service kitchen/dining hall. Also located on the campus is a garden and greenhouse, walking trails, a 13,800-square-foot gymnasium, and a house specifically for clients in HopeWay's Veterans Program. Renovations and construction on the campus began September 2015 and ended December 2016. We built our Veterans Home in 2019, opened our outpatient psychiatry practice (in the Southpark neighborhood) in 2020 and launched our Veterans Program in 2021. In 2024, our newest lines of service will treat teens and young adults who have mental health issues or eating disorders.

LeadershipOur Locations



our therapy groups average 9-12 clients



our primary therapists have a small client case load so that they can provide excellent, individualized care


of clients

surveyed would recommend HopeWay to someone they care about