Aspire Indiana Health and Hope Academy Announce Partnership

Aspire Indiana Health and Hope Academy Announce Partnership

Integrated healthcare provider and recovery high school team up to offer mental health and counseling services to teens recovering from substance use disorders

Aspire Indiana Health, a fully integrated nonprofit healthcare provider, and Hope Academy, Indiana’s only recovery high school, are now working together to provide Indianapolis area teens with mental health and counseling services. The partnership between the two nonprofits allows Hope Academy students impacted by substance abuse and addiction access to licensed therapists and social workers during the school day.

“We understand that when our young people’s mental health is at risk, their sobriety is also at risk,” said Hope Academy Executive Director Rachelle Gardner. “Partnering with Aspire ensures that our students have access to a mental health professional when they need help—and we know that time is always of the essence with our student population.”

Aspire Therapists and Care Coordinator Life Skills Instructors (CCLSI) are currently providing virtual counseling services to several Hope Academy students through the partnership. Aspire also offers additional support services that students and their families may need to address other areas of their overall health and wellbeing.

“Aspire is fully integrated healthcare provider, which means we offer primary care, rehabilitation, social services and recovery services,” said Aspire President and CEO Barbara Scott. “As our clinicians meet with students and their families, they are able to help them address immediate issues as well as access other health services. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.”

In addition to one-on-one and family counseling services, Aspire will provide education-based programming and training opportunities for Hope Academy teachers.

Media Contacts:

Ty Spisak, Hope Academy Marketing and Communications Consultant
317.517.8867 |

Christopher Lloyd, Aspire Director or Branding and Communications
317.587.0656 |


About Hope Academy: Hope Academy is tuition-free, public charter high school in Indianapolis for teens in recovery from substance-use disorders. The mission of Hope Academy is to provide a safe, sober and challenging academic experience. Learn more at

About Aspire Indiana Health: Aspire Indiana Health is a fully integrated health care provider, offering both primary medical and behavioral health care. Support programs include addiction services, individual and group therapy, infectious disease, youth and family services, crisis management, rehabilitation, housing assistance, job placement and more. Learn more at