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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. 


H.O.P.E.-full Pastures

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:

  • Child Advocate 

  • Animal Friend

  • Family Mentor 

  • Curriculum Teacher 

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. 

Join us for our THRIVE Adoption 
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."

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