Hope House on Crotona Park, anticipated to open in 2018, will be an Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) for those with serious mental illness accused of felony level crimes. Hope House, offering a long-term (one-to-two year expected length of stay) residential program for men and women, will be operated as a transitional, congregate housing facility offering daily and evening therapeutic and clinical services with residential and security staff on site 24 hours a day to provide continuous services and overnight coverage in a secure, therapeutic environment.
In partnership with a NYS Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services licensed provider, Hope House will offer treatment for individuals with both serious mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders.
During a 6-year pilot program, Hope House will have the capacity to serve 3 cohorts of up to 16 people at one time; 10 men and 6 women between the ages of 18-35. Men and women will have separate sleeping facilities and therapeutic programming, but will share some common areas and activities, such as kitchen, dinning and living room spaces and mealtimes. Preference will be given to veterans when possible. Hope House will be open to anyone residing in one of New York City’s five boroughs at the time of their arrest with 4 beds reserved for people residing in the Bronx at the time of arrest. People accused of a sex offense are not eligible for admission to the Hope House Crotona Park North location.