One Heart Wild

The pandemic has taken a toll on the mental health of people of all ages, particularly youth and families. Students are struggling, and parents and traditional school programs are finding it challenging to help them. In such a scenario, innovative approaches to mental health treatment are required to address the unprecedented need. One such approach is animal-assisted therapy, an evidence-based intervention that has been found to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve mood and overall well-being. Our sanctuary environment offers experiential therapeutic learning that supports the process of healing and developing a deeper awareness of self. With the help of animals, our therapists, with specialized training, guide individuals to learn coping skills, improve communication, and develop healthy relationships. Animal-assisted therapy is a powerful tool that can benefit individuals of all ages. With your help we can continue to provide this innovative approach to mental health treatment in our community.