Cultivating Hope

This 12 week mentoring program exists to be a hands-on experience for individuals (ages 5 years through adult) or families to promote confidence, problem solving, personal growth and empowerment.  Our focus areas are working with individuals who have concerns with anxiety, depression, grief, confidence and social skills - who desire to make a change in their life. Participants are referred to the farm by social workers, teachers, therapists, pastors and other professionals.

 

Participants will engage with farm animals (horses, goats, dogs, chickens), light chores, nature walks, crafts or other activities  chosen at the discretion of the individual leader. Each session is designed to be a relationally-based time rather than simply “horse lessons.”  Participants will be introduced to beginner horsemanship and riding may be included in session times, participants do not necessarily ride each time they attend a session.  Weekly sessions run approximately 90 minutes.

 

Pre-registration is required (see below).

We are not a professional counseling agency or offer therapy.   We believe that counseling/therapy is an important aspect of healing and encourage professional counseling, if needed or desired.

 

Cost
Each 90-minute session is $45/participant.

 

Scholarships may be available upon request by contacting us.


Participation

Our main requirement is that the participant wants to come. While we do not wish to turn any child/adult away, there are a limited number of sessions available. Although we cannot guarantee a session for every child/adult who wants one, MLF does its best to accommodate as many participants as possible.
 

We also understand that every child/adult has his or her own unique challenges and our session leaders work hard to adapt sessions to meet the needs of each individual. Our sessions are open to all individuals 5 years and older. 

Al participants (minors and adults) must complete a Participant Application and Liability Waiver prior to attending a session.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Scheduled Sessions
Once participants are approved, participants will be contacted for scheduling.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

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Liability Waiver

All guests, participants and volunteers are required to sign a liability and photo release waiver in order to participate in our programs, as required by our insurance. Waivers will be provided at the time of scheduling sessions, applying for our programs and available onsite.  Waivers are kept on file for one calendar year.