Entrance to HopeWay Campus
Back gardens with view of the greenhouse and gym
Fitness Center, located at the Gym
Community Living Space on the Residential Wing
Computers in the Covington Library
HopeWay is located at 1717 Sharon Road West in southwest Charlotte on a 20-acre wooded campus. The centerpiece is a 52,000 square foot building that was renovated and designed by Perkins + Will, an architecture firm specializing in design for behavioral health and therapeutic environments.
- 36 private bedrooms for Residential Treatment
- Dining Room
- Community Living areas for group activities and social activities
- Wellness Clinic
- Learning Kitchen for nutritional wellness classes
- Art Therapy Center
- George C. Covington Library
- Faith Center for reflection, education and meditation
- Group Therapy Spaces
Private bedrooms for Residential Treatment
Square foot Educational and Residential building
Square foot Gymnasium
This 52,675 SF building includes 36 private bedrooms, community living rooms, a main dining room, administrative offices, private therapeutic offices and 8 group therapy classrooms.
A certified art therapist leads art therapy activities in the uplifting and energizing Art Room that includes a kiln for clay work and pottery. Behavioral health programs in Charlotte have rarely, if ever, included art therapy as part of their treatment approach. Yet considerable scientific evidence supports the strong value that expressive and creative artistic activities provide clients struggling with depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
HopeWay offers non-denominational pastoral care options for clients primarily using the Faith Center and its rustic, calming space. The room’s wall of windows overlooks a peaceful, wooded setting and the special wood and stone features in the room offer a visual connection with the natural environment promoting a meditative atmosphere ideal for focusing on the mind-body connection. This room is also an ideal setting for other holistic healing approaches such as yoga and mindfulness.
Group Therapy Rooms
Four traditional yet comfortable and inviting group therapy rooms are used to provide evidence-based psychotherapy including cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy with 9 – 12 clients per group. Groups are led by a licensed therapist.
This 13,000 SF facility includes a fitness room, basketball courts and music room allowing clients opportunity for various recreational activities.
HopeWay’s residential wing hosts 36 single bedrooms with private baths segmented into 6 “neighborhoods”, each named for a different region of North Carolina. The colors selected for the bedrooms are calming in nature and the finishes and décor are meant to feel as if residents are staying in a nice hotel room. The various living areas along the residential corridor provide a variety of spaces in which to spend time outside of the daily therapeutic programming.
George C. Covington Library
The Covington Library is another space at HopeWay that creates opportunities for activity and self-expression, as it is a place of reflection, creativity, learning and exploration for clients and families.
The Covington Educational Program provides resources to support ongoing community outreach, awareness and reduces stigmas associated with mental illness.
The meditation pavilion is located within the walking trails and is a tranquil place for clients and families.
Greenhouse and Gardens
Clients have the opportunity to participate in horticultural therapy by working in the gardens and greenhouse located on the HopeWay campus.
The walking trails are located throughout the 20-acre campus and provide clients and staff with an outdoor area to exercise and enjoy nature.
Making HOPE tangible by inspiring mental wellness for all.