Squirrelwood launched a pilot program in 2016 to provide Equine Assisted Psychotherapy to veterans and their families. A staff therapist provides this service free of charge to the men and women who have served our country and find themselves struggling upon return to civilian life. The rescue horses of our sanctuary are their partners in this life saving work. With your help, we hope to expand our program in 2017 and beyond.
Donations are tax deductible and go towards our sanctuary and the Veterans' Therapy Program. Our goals for 2017 are to provide multiple group therapy sessions weekly, and to continue individual sessions with clients already in our program. Our services have been well received by local veterans' groups and our clients are thriving! Please join us in helping grow our program and allow us to help other servicemen and women that would benefit from sessions here at our beautiful 93 acre sanctuary in Montgomery NY. Our farm is home to 35 horses, and countless others creatures from pigs to geese. We welcome many different types of animals in need and provide many with a place to live out their lives in peace and tranquility. Visit our website www.squirrelwood.org
for more information about our 501(c)3 not for profit sanctuary. We are a Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries (GFAS) Verified program. For scheduling and information on therapy sessions contact: Christine Bruckner LCSW, (845) 742-8706. To schedule farm tours or school visits call (845) 361-2316.