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 therapy 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.
Restoring lives by promoting
Healing, Order, Peace, and Encouragement.
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.
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."