"The gratitude I have for this experience can’t be measured or described with words."
- Fran Turner, former Hope Program patient
Responsibility for One’s Recovery is Key
At Menninger, patients and staff function together as a community. This provides a supportive, therapeutic environment that fosters predictability and trust along with opportunities for learning and growth.
Patients take personal responsibility for their treatment, and they are involved in every phase, from planning to discharge. They progress through a level-of-responsibility system, which consists of three levels of opportunities and expectations, based on participation in the program and clinical progress. As patients’ level of responsibility expands, and it is safe to do so, they gain independence in moving about our campus.
Unstructured time allows each patient to put to use new skills learned in groups and individual therapy, to discover common experiences with other patients and to overcome aloneness by participating in the patient community, which the team refers to as the milieu. Rehabilitation and recreational therapies throughout the week, as well as unscheduled time, give patients time to process and reflect on what they've learned during their stay.
A Patient Education Forum is held each Saturday morning for all Clinic patients as well. View the comprehensive schedule for additional details.
Hope offers a spacious, comfortable yet secure environment. A TV/game area, wireless headphones for listening to music and an outdoor terrace are popular amenities.
All rooms are single occupancy. The bedrooms are spacious and featurea built-in desk, upholstered club chair, an array of lighting options and full-size beds with soft and firm mattress options. Hope also offers a secure outdoor terrace with seating, landscaping and a view to the evening stars.
Laundry facilities are available on the unit as well as a nutrition area for snacks, drinks or other food items.
Visitors are welcome, especially family and close friends, during visiting hours. Phone calls and scheduled videoconferencing with family members are coordinated through the treatment team. Mail is delivered and picked up each weekday.
Amenities and Activities
On-campus amenities include a Café that serves Starbucks® coffee and nearby relaxation areas, covered walking paths, a peaceful meditation garden, a large labyrinth, a volleyball court and a saltwater pool (open seasonally). We also have an impressive Wellness Center complete with a full-size basketball court and top-of-the-line fitness equipment.
A variety of evening and weekend recreational opportunities are offered, such as pet therapy, Latin and line dancing, current event discussion and movies.
Service options include:
• A mobile personal care salon and barbershop
• Dry cleaning pickup and delivery
• Weekday shipping and mail services