Hope is contagious too.
While the pandemic has brought about some logistical changes in the way we do things at HopeWay, it has not changed the science, the medicine, the humanity or the why.
The pandemic has affected every person's mental health on some level and people are talking about it.
This time has been marked by a significant increase in mental illness across the nation. Our clinical work has never been more critical. Spreading awareness in the community has never been more urgent. Hope will always be a part of our mission. And it’s contagious, too.
Alyson Kuroski-Mazzei, DO, MRO, DFAPA
HopeWay, CEO & Chief Medical Officer
2020 has been incredibly difficult for everyone. The global pandemic has upended our lives and increased levels of anxiety, depression and substance use in many. We’ve also seen how resilient we are and that living our mission at HopeWay is now more important than ever.
I am so proud of the work we do on a daily basis, and we need your help to continue to make an impact on the Charlotte community and beyond.
Fundraising is critical to making sure we’re able to continue to offer top quality, evidence-based treatments and, as a non-profit, our ability to help families financially is literally saving lives.
Every dollar donated is changing the trajectory of someone’s life, their family and their community. It’s been incredibly tough navigating these times, but I’m so grateful for the community support that will help us fulfill our mission of inspiring mental wellness for all.
What The Pandemic Has Taught Us
There's more than one way to provide extraordinary care.
On average, 21% of clients receive financial assistance.
The power isn't in being together, it is in being connected.
Since the pandemic started, 35% of our clients have received treatment through virtual services.
The strength of the HopeWay community is not impacted by six feet of separation.
People come to HopeWay from all over. So far, this includes 28 states and several countries.
There’s greater realization of our common humanity & the opportunity to connect through this struggle.
Nearly 41% of adults surveyed by the CDC reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition.
“I was in crisis but could immediately tell that there was something special about the place. The people were kind, they truly cared about the clients’ well-being and for the first time I did not think I would be judged based on my past. HopeWay 100% saved my life.”
"During this time, COVID restrictions were put in place and IOP went online which worked surprisingly well. I was so impressed with how HopeWay was able to continue with everything, even the integrative therapies like horticulture, music and art. It was all surprisingly rich."
“The Residential Program incorporated multiple types of therapy: yoga, art, music, gym. It provided incredible skills, strategies and coping mechanisms. That made all the difference. My family’s experience at HopeWay was something I wish for everyone who is seeking treatment for a loved one.”