Girl, age 11
Going to the farm makes me feel happy because of all the nature that surrounds me. I like walking the alpacas. I like holding the kittens. I like crawling up on the haystack. I like helping to do the farm chores.
I liked feeding the chickens and gathering eggs.
I walked with the white goat. I like the kitties the best. I held them and they were soft.
I enjoyed brushing and talking to the horses. I liked riding the horse. I liked walking the alpacas even though they were stubborn at times!
There was something magical about the farm!
I signed my 2 boys up knowing that they would love working with animals and it could also be something perhaps to deepen THEIR bond. What I didn't know, was the impact it would have on me as well. Your ministry provided me with invaluable self care time that I didn't know I so desperately needed.
Boy, age 8
Boy, age 4
Girl, age 10
Catalyst Therapist, Hamilton City Schools
The growth in my client has been amazing. I am seriously wowed. The eye contact blew me away! A total sign of healing and felt safety. There is just a spirit of peace that had not been there before.
Restoring lives by promoting
Healing, Order, Peace, and Encouragement.
We, here at H.O.P.E. – full Pastures love children and serve families who have endured childhood trauma, including loss, neglect, abandonment, and abuse.
Our trained volunteers strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment to help vulnerable youth to young adults (ages 5 to 21) overcome their fear and trauma with a coordinated session. Each 90-minute session is comprised of:
Building Trust with an Animal Friend
Purposeful Conversation with Advocate
Interactive & Intentional Play with Animals
Lesson Promoting Healing
Farm Activity which fosters Ownership and Confidence
Family Connection & Goal Meeting at close of each Session
Every family is matched with the following:
This animal-assisted learning experience encourages deeper
relationships resulting in expediting the healing process.
Click here for more information regarding the program and each role.
Sessions are offered in 6-week increments, four times per year.
Depending on the need, families commit to participating in each session until goals have been met and our program is no longer needed!
Spanish-speaking options are also available.
Click below to inquire more regarding our program.
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Open to all adoptive and kinship parents
Psalm 71:20 (NLT)
"You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me from the depths of the earth."
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus,
so we can do the good things he has planned for us long ago."