Hope House on Crotona Park, anticipated to open in early 2025, will be an Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) for those with serious mental illness accused of a felony level crime(s). Admission to Hope House will be dependent upon an eligible defendant knowingly entering into a voluntary plea agreement to reside at Hope House as an Alternative to Incarceration. Thereafter, the plea agreement is mandated by the judge presiding over the felony case.
Hope House will offer a long-term (up to one-to-two years of stay) residential program for 16 adults, 18 years or older, in a NYS Office of Mental Health licensed congregate residential facility. Hope House will have daily and evening residential services with overnight residential and security staff on site 24 hours a day to provide continuous services in a safe, therapeutic environment.
Hope House will also offer on-site mental health treatment through a Continuing Day Treatment Program (CDTP) offered by Argus Community. 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. Preference will also be given to veterans when possible. People accused of a sex offense are not eligible for admission to the Hope House Crotona Park North location.