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Welcome to H.O.P.E-full Pastures

At H.O.P.E-full Pastures, we provide hope for the family as a whole: animal-assisted activities for children ages 5-18, mentorship for parents, and a unique program for younger siblings. Our passion for healing hearts is fulfilled through creating relationships with our wonderful animals.

Our Sessions: ​

Sessions are offered in 8-12 week increments, depending on the season, three times per year.

Depending on the need, families commit to participating in each session until goals have been met, and the family reaches a level of wholeness where they can return to serve and give back to the community.  

 *Spanish-speaking options are also available.

Se habla Español.

Please email:   info@hopefullpastures.org if you need information in Spanish. 

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H.O.P.E-full Pastures' focus to address the Foster Care Crisis has emerged to assist at risk children who have experienced early childhood trauma. Our goal is to break the cycle of generational trauma by offering animal- assisted services for the family as a whole while demonstrating love and compassion to children who are most in need. We provide mentorship for parents & an interactive program for younger siblings, serving foster, adoptive, birth, and kinship families. 

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."

What to Know : 

  • We offer sessions during the Spring, Summer, and Fall season for children who have endured trauma or suffered loss. We support the entire family so most of our sessions are geared to serving the family.

  • The sessions include animal care, bonding, building trust, outdoor play, purposeful conversation, sensory/table toys, craft, snack, and a curriculum promoting healing.

  • Sessions last 8-12 weeks long (subject to change) and are offered during the week, typically in the evenings during the school year.

  • For the success of our program, a parent/guardian engages in a mentorship program onsite while their child is in their session. The best success is when both parents can attend. Child care available for younger siblings in your care.

  • An administrative deposit per family will be collected at your first session but upon completion of all sessions (unless absences are due to illness) it will be refunded back to you. 

First Steps

Our First Steps Program offers 90-minute weekly sessions which entail animal care, bonding, building trust, play, purposeful conversation, and curriculum promoting healing with a trained advocate. While the child is in their session, our Family Mentor program provides resources to foster character-building skills, support in parenting, faith & finance, and family goal setting.

Ambassador's Connect

Our support groups offer ongoing support to permanent members of foster & kinship families. We supply tools to help them heal when they are affected by the loss of foster children & kinship placements transitioning in and out of their homes.

Youth EmPowered

In relationship with Envision Partnerships, youth ages 8-18 will journey through 8 weeks of character-building curriculum, focus on building friendship, trust with animals through small animal interaction, and learn responsibility through caring for the child's animal friend and bonding.  Parent Mentorship offers guided discussions coinciding with the topic the child will be covering.

Relational Readers

Research shows reading can have a calming effect on animals. Relational Readers is a one-hour program for all readers, where participants read to the animals with a community volunteer here on our farm. Readers provide soothing company to farm animals. As a bonus, new readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills. 

Sessions

Board Member 

I love seeing and hearing the success stories that are coming from our families.  Our family is also a Foster Family and I know the hurt and pain that these children, their parents and families are bridging with them. I can relate.  We live it. My children see it.  I want others to know they are not alone. That we can help. That we are all in this together and can heal together.

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!

Foster Mom 

HOPE-full Pastures brought peace to my weary soul!  I signed my foster daughter up in hopes of her enjoying her time on the farm (which she did!)  The surprise blessing was the Parent Mentor Program.  What a gift it was to spend time with other moms who are in the trenches.  The childcare program was excellent, too!  Thank you, HOPE-full Pastures!​
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