Our Mission

To transform lives by supporting sustainable recovery, independence and wellness.


  1. People are healthy
  2. People are safe
  3. People are supported
  4. Taxpayer resources are guarded
Core Values Recovery Principles
  • Honestly and integrity
  • Pursuit of excellence
  • Open communication
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to service
  • Respect
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Hope
  • Self management and autonomy
  • Dignity and self respect
  • Tolerance and forgiveness
  • Adaptability and capacity to change
  • Restoration and personal growth
  • Personal responsibility
    and productivity
  • Peer support and community life
  • Acceptance and self awareness

By embracing the core values and principles of a recovery model, ESH provides services that empower individuals, instill hope and support self-discovery and independence. Recovery is the personal process of living a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life while managing the challenges of a mental illness.

Nonviolence Statement

Eastern State Hospital is a place to heal.  To be a healing place, we all work to keep this a safe and nonviolent environment.  We ask that we all avoid violence in any form.  Violence is not an acceptable behavior in this community.  Violence includes:

  • Acts of hitting, or striking out
  • Using language, words, or gestures that hurt another person, put them down, ridicule them
  • Threats of violence through words or actions
  • Hurting yourself in any way
  • Damaging property

With this expectation, we can all make this a safe place that has a sense of security and trust.