Our equine sessions focus on activities that require participants to utilize specific skills such as assertiveness, verbal and non-verbal communication, problem solving, creative thinking, leadership, maintaining a positive attitude, relationship building, confidence, and teamwork. Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has been shown to be effective in treating mental health and human development needs including substance abuse, ADD, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, abuse issues, communication needs and relationship issues.
The Visions program is funded by individual contributions and a grant from the Chuckanut Health Foundation. Your support will allow these young women (ages 13-18) to continue pursuing their recovery alongside our healing horses. Sponsoring a Visions teen provides 3-4 months of weekly programs, including group equine sessions and structured farm chores that help develop the skills necessary to succeed in sobriety. In addition to onsite programs, the Visions girls also visit a nursing home twice a month with our small animals to interact with elders, building relationships and sharing empathy.