Please find our Winter Newsletter: Tails from Windy Acres, Winter 2017 here. We are gearing up for our Gala of course but this edition is jammed with first hand experiences of the healing power of our programs.
Have you ever wondered how animals come to do their work at Animals as Natural Therapy? Enjoy our Fall Newsletter 2016 (Fall Newsletter PDF Version here) Learn more about our animal partners Find out who is coming and going at ANT. Contemplate forgiveness with our counselor Lorna. Be inspired by a volunteer and an intern’s reflections. AND get our upcoming Wishes For Our Stars Gala on your calendar!
a heart-felt thank you to all who attended the annual Healing Hearts Breakfast fundraising event, October 22, 2015. Attendees heard first-hand how lives are transformed at Animals as Natural Therapy. Funds raised generously help support the healing work at ANT.
County therapy program uses animals to build trust and confidence. By Steve Guntli Troubled teens, elders and veterans can find peace and learn to build relationships with Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT). ANT is a Bellingham-based nonprofit that uses animals to help people heal, grow and learn. ANT works with troubled children, seniors, veterans and disabled people to help them develop relationships and build interpersonal skills. Sonja Wingard is the executive and program director for ANT. She started the program 16 years
We were fortunate to have Sarah Eden Wallace from KUOW.ORG Seattle at the farm to cover our EAGLE Vets work. Here is the video coverage and article. Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Heal Invisible Wounds By Sarah Eden Wallace • Jun 10, 2015 Veteran Richard Dykstra leads Abby in a corral for equine therapy as part of the Animals as Natural Therapy program north of Bellingham, Wash. KUOW Photo/Sarah Eden Wallace BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Horses are intuitive creatures. Sometimes they’re so sensitive a veteran’s pain can
Yesterday was the first day of Day Camp 2015. It is such an amazing process to watch the horses and kids pick each other. The Visions girls stood there holding all the horses and the campers wandered amongst them, approaching some with more caution than others, reaching out to be sniffed by the horse and stroke its neck or shoulder. Only occasionally a horse will settle their noses gently into a youth’s chest and you know that’s their kid. Often its more
We would like to say a huge Thanks to our sponsors, attendees, volunteers and hosts for making our major fundraiser a success! We could not have done it with out you. Our ability to maintain the farm while operating these programs for our community is possible because of the network of people from Bellingham and beyond that support our supporting youth, teens, adults and the elderly. More to come about the successes of the evening so stay tuned.