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The Hope Well Foundation emerged from a sincere dedication to aiding individuals who earnestly seek assistance for their mental health challenges and substance use disorders.

Our Mission

Our mission is multifaceted, aiming to provide spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, financial, employment, and recovery support services to those affected by mental illness, substance use, abuse, misuse, and related disorders.

Our Vision

Our vision extends to offering mental health support and substance abuse prevention education to individuals, businesses, families, churches, and non-profit agencies within the community.

At The Hope Well Foundation, our overarching goal is to extend financial assistance to individuals in need of mental health & substance abuse services

This critical support becomes particularly vital as detoxification costs can range from $1,000 to $2,000 per day—a substantial barrier for those lacking the necessary financial means or insurance coverage. Our data-driven approach underscores the significance of a continuum of care, where individuals participating in detoxification, treatment programs, and long-term sober living increase their likelihood of achieving and maintaining long-term sobriety. Together, we strive to make a meaningful impact, fostering hope and facilitating recovery for individuals and their loved ones affected by mental health and substance use challenges.

Board of Directors

Reico Hopewell, Founder & Executive Director, Secretary

Reico Hopewell, a proud native of Knoxville, TN, serves as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Mend House Sober Living Community for Men. Committed to mending lives, The Mend House focuses on providing affordable housing, education, employment opportunities, accountability, mentoring, and spiritual guidance. Under Mr. Hopewell's leadership, The Mend House has successfully reduced recidivism and relapse rates among its residents, positively impacting the health and economics of the Knoxville community. Additionally, Mr. Hopewell is the founder and owner of Hopewell A&D Counseling LLC, a private practice specializing in evaluating, assessing, diagnosing, and treating substance use disorders. Through this practice, he offers counseling for individuals, groups, families, and those affected by substance use disorders, collaborating with entities such as DCS, DHS, DOT, the FAA, and the judicial system.

Beyond his counseling endeavors, Mr. Hopewell is the visionary behind Hopewell Helping Hands Inc., a company dedicated to providing employment opportunities for individuals with less-than-perfect backgrounds. The organization empowers its employees to offer essential home and business repairs and upgrades. Moreover, Mr. Hopewell is the Founder and Executive Director of The Hope Well Foundation, a charitable organization offering financial support services to individuals impacted by substance use, abuse, misuse, and disorders. With 13 years of clinical experience and a wealth of certifications, Mr. Hopewell's passion for helping others has garnered him numerous awards and recognitions, including the "Community Champion Award" and the "OBC Heroes" award. He continues to actively contribute to various boards and community organizations, embodying his dedication to making a positive impact in the Knoxville area.

Josh Jordan, Board Chairman & Treasurer; CEO Montauk Solutions. LLC 

Mr. Jordan is a Real Estate Investor with 20+ years’ of successful experience leading strategic planning for property development. Specializing in purchasing land for new developments and renovating distressed real estate. Mr. Jordan has achieved success leading and guiding sizable, cross-functional relationships for public and private entities. Mr. Jordan operates as Senior-level leadership by assessing needs and implementing goals, building national relationships, and garnering increased stakeholder investments.

Montauk Solutions, LLC stands out as a prominent leader in the Real Estate Market, distinguished for its commitment to delivering exceptional services to clients. With a strong dedication to excellence, Montauk Solutions has earned a reputation for its expertise, reliability, and innovative approach within the real estate industry. The company's unwavering focus on client satisfaction sets it apart, ensuring that each client receives personalized and high-quality services tailored to their unique needs. Montauk Solutions, LLC continues to redefine standards in the real estate sector, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to professionalism and unparalleled service delivery.

Highlights of Expertise;  Strategic Planning & Development, Budget Administration & Forecasting, Stakeholder Investment & Retention, Real Estate Compliance & Regulations.

Walter Simpson, Vice Chair, Program Director; Mend House Sober LIving Community

Walter Simpson has been a dedicated Program Director for the past eight years, showcasing unwavering commitment and expertise in his role. Throughout his tenure, he has demonstrated exceptional leadership and a keen understanding of program management. Walter's responsibilities encompass a broad spectrum, including strategic planning, overseeing program development, and ensuring the successful implementation of various initiatives. His adept organizational skills have played a pivotal role in optimizing program efficiency and effectiveness. Additionally, Walter has been instrumental in fostering strong collaboration among team members and stakeholders, creating a positive and productive work environment. His wealth of experience and proficiency in managing complex programs has significantly contributed to the success and growth of the initiatives under his purview. Walter Simpson stands as a testament to excellence in program leadership, consistently exceeding expectations and making a lasting impact on the organizations he serves.

Walter Simpson excels in demonstrating exceptional leadership through strategic planning, meticulous attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills, adaptability, innovative problem-solving, organizational proficiency, effective communication, and results-driven decision-making.

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