River of Hope Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit organization offering mental health counseling to children and adolescents using a unique and innovative tool - horses.
What is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy?
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy or EAP is a unique treatment approach that pairs a professional counselor with an equine specialist and then utilizes horses as a tool to improve an individual’s emotional, behavioral, mental, and spiritual, well-being.
Our vision is to invest in and encourage the brokenhearted so that they may one day do the same. Our vision rests on the truth of God’s word:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalms 147: 3
Mark and Jody Morris have graciously offered their farm, Cross Creek Stables http://www.cross-creek-stables.com in Waynesville, Ohio to host, support, and encourage the services of River of Hope Ranch. We are situated on 31.5 acres and have groomed trails with open meadows, woods, and stream crossings. The ranch is conveniently located in between Dayton and Cincinnati.
We are a registered member of Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA), a non-profit organization developed to address the need for resources, education, and professionalism in the field of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy http://www.eagala.org