Mockingbird Hill is a key component of the Whole Health Recovery Continuum, an innovative new model developed by two nonprofits, Aspire Indiana Health and Progress House, which combined have more than a century of service to at-risk Hoosiers.
Aspire Indiana Health traces its roots to 1966 as a mental health and addiction treatment provider. It grew and merged with another company in 2009, and became known as Aspire Indiana. Over the next few years it added primary medical care to become a fully integrated healthcare provider, and took the name Aspire Indiana Health in 2019 to reflect its evolution.
Progress House was founded in 1961 by a group of men and women who had recovered from the disease of alcoholism, and who recognized a need for a recovery setting in Indianapolis. Today its main facility on the Indianapolis Eastside houses approximately 100 men, not including Next Step transitional living apartments for graduates of the program.
While working on plans for Mockingbird Hill, Aspire and Progress House leadership recognized the intersecting services and missions they shared. In November 2019, the companies joined.