Hope Ranch Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$12,847 raised by 50 donors

100% complete

$6,000 Goal

You can RAISE HOPE for people in Southern MN today! HOPE Ranch is leading the way to combat mental health challenges through animal-assisted psychotherapy. 

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy is a treatment modality in which horses are part of the treatment team: a licensed psychotherapist, a horse professional, and at least one horse. EAP addresses a variety of mental health and human needs including behavioral issues, ADHD, PTSD, ASD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and communication needs. We also offer cat and dog assisted therapy. Our clientele is mostly women and children with mental health challenges. In addition they may have physical and development disabilities, and unique medical issues. We currently hold 35 sessions a week, serving 80 clients, many who become long-term clients due to their severe needs.

Your donation can help us reach more people in need with life-saving therapy. 

Why is animal-assisted therapy so successful at HOPE Ranch?

+Animals are crucial partners in therapy

+Horses will match the breathing of humans within 6 feet of them

+Animal-assisted psychotherapy can reduce anxiety, depression, ADHD and symptoms of Bipolar, and post-traumatic stress symptoms

+Animals have a calming, soothing effect on humans 

+We provide therapy in a relaxed country setting

We also offer experiential activities with HOPE Ranch focused on leadership, team building, and problem solving, among many other topics. We work with people who want to increase effectiveness and productivity. We utilize the unique ability of horses to reflect team dynamics and create opportunities for strengthening communication and problem-solving. All sessions are tailored specifically for the customer. In addition to our current programming, our long-range goal is to incorporate a non-profit, tax exempt horse rescue.

Your gift today will RAISE HOPE for more people in Southern MN as we expand our capacity to work with more clients and their support networks to help anyone who would benefit from animal-assisted psychotherapy regardless of their ability to pay. Mental health must be a priority for all and we are here to RAISE HOPE for everyone.

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Organization name

Hope Ranch Foundation

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Animals Health


9145 80th Ave SE Suite B
Chatfield, MN 55923


507 281 3033

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