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Bernie’s Story

Bernie had lived in a hospital-type setting for more than 30 years.

He came to Hope Network a little scared, but he was surrounded by Hope Network team members who wanted to see him do well. Now, he no longer needs a hospital setting. He’s happy. He’s home.

When Bernie left the psychiatric institution where he lived for 30 years, the staff said he’d never make it on the outside. But he’s never looked back since arriving at Hope Network’s River Valley campus. It’s home for people with mental illness like Bernie, where they can roam throughout the building and backyard, and participate in regular exercise, music class, and community outings. Bernie has a mental illness. But at Hope Network, he also has hope. And there’s nothing more important than that.

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