Our Programs

 
 

stable moments

The Stable Moments program seeks to improve the quality of life for those who have experienced trauma. We achieve this by developing life skills through equine facilitated learning (EFL) and relationship with a consistent mentor.

While interaction with a horse is therapeutic in and of itself, it is the consistent, one-on-one time that makes the Stable Moments mentorship model so successful. Teaching these children how to communicate with their horse through body language, energy and pressure lets them develop a greater capacity for empathy, social- and self-awareness. As these youth get comfortable in their routine with their mentors and horse, their willingness to apply themselves improves. This success eventually translates to home, school and community settings.

Children who have suffered abuse and neglect have good reason to be untrusting of people, especially those in authority or care roles. For these children, the horse provides an alternative sentient being with whom they can achieve a partnership through trust. This type of relationship—which is often foreign to these children—can be the beginning of building more stable connections with other humans, hence the name Stable Moments.

The Stable Moments mentorship model runs from August 2018 - June 2019.  Click the button to the right to learn more.

Summer camps

Enjoy a High School Girls Overnight Summer Camp at SHEM! We are SO EXCITED to be able to provide this!! Girls will enjoy a busy schedule including classes on horse care, riding lessons, creative projects, small group for learning about who God created them to be, teamwork challenges, morning yoga, and much more! 

Campers will be assigned a horse for the week that they will care for and learn to ride. Open to all levels of horsemanship, no horse experience is necessary! 

Cost for the week is $350, which includes 3 meals per day, 1 riding lesson per day, all materials for activities, use of facilities and a hammock and mosquito net for sleeping. If you are interested and concerned about payment, PLEASE inquire about scholarship funds. We want our services to be easily accessible! 

Drop off time is 6:00-7:00 Sunday July 8th.
Pick up time is 5:00-6:00 Friday June 13th.

**DISCLAIMER: Our high school overnight camp is a true, challenging "camping" experience. Campers will be challenged with long, hot days with a lot of physical activity.  Campers will sleep in the barn every night in a hammock and mosquito net. Adequate rest, privacy, and allotment for personal needs will be provided, however facilities are limited and we consider this part of the experience! Campers will not have access to cell phones and will be encouraged to "simplify" and "rough it" together! 

Eligablity

Young men and women, age 12-18, who have experienced trauma

Availability

Monday – Saturday
After School Hours & Weekends

Location

Safe Haven Farm
Transportation  provided to certain schools

Cost

Average of $15-$60 per session
Scholarships are available

 

Eligablity

High School Girls

Availability

July 8-13

Location

Safe Haven Farm

Cost

HS Overnight Camp $350
Scholarships Available

Core Leadership program

Our Core Leadership Program invites young people in our community to participate in challenges with their peers to develop life skills that will contribute to their success in life. This program is available to all youth who are interested in furthering their personal development. This program is provided on an as needed basis dependent on the needs of the community. 

Eligablity

Young men and women, age 12-18

Availability

Monday – Saturday

After School Hours & Weekends 

Location

Safe Haven Farm

Cost

Average of $15-$20 per session
Scholarships are available 

substance use prevention program

We recognize the current effects of the opioid crisis in our area. Young people are affected and at risk. We have developed a curriculum to aid in the prevention and early intervention of substance abuse for young people in our area. 

This program is not currently running but we are anxious and ready to launch this program with the support of the right community partner. 

Eligablity

12-18 year olds with history of substance abuse or at-risk for substance abuse

Availability

TBA

Location

Safe Haven Farm

Cost

TBA