First off, we want to thank you all for the enormous support you have provided us in the past. Without you, our generous supporters, we would not be where we are today and would not be able to help the many clients of the past year.
All of our programs are thriving tremendously, which we can see in the fact that in the past two years we have tripled our clientele to helping over 250 clients this past year! Our most successful program is the SOAR program, which is designed to help youth struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. This is critical right now, as access to mental health resources are currently limited with sometimes months-long waiting periods due to mental health professional shortages. This is particularly alarming as the mortality rate due to self-harm in Merrimack County, NH is more than 50% higher than the U.S. rate
The SOAR program addresses this challenge in a unique way. Students come in from all across the state to attend a group-based therapeutic riding session, followed by a group mental health counseling session. In this way, our clients get individualized therapy in working with individual horses without a high number of personnel needed, allowing us to provide more help to those in need than traditional therapy.
Despite this ability, we still have a waitlist! The mental health crisis our community faces needs your help. Once again, we could not do this work without all of you, our supporters! Please consider joining us in our move forward to aid those struggling today.
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