Horses For Healing Inc. has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for $13,000, which will fund HFH’s clinical equine therapy and wraparound programs, including Ashva yoga and veteran/family retreats.
With this support, HFH will be able to increase its capacity to offer these services at no cost to veteran clients and their families.
Evidence-based clinical equine therapy has been shown to decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression. Providing equine psychotherapy in conjunction with wraparound services supports retention and application of healthy coping strategies and stress-reduction techniques from the yoga mat to the arena and into daily life.
“We are so honored to partner with Disabled Veterans National Foundation,” said Claire Ann Johnson, executive director and founder of Horses For Healing. “Their mission to support veterans across the country by providing financial support to agencies like Horses For Healing is critically important to meeting the needs of veterans and their families.”
Retired Marine Sgt. Maj. Joseph VanFonda, CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said he was proud to support Horses For Healing as it makes a positive impact in veterans’ lives.
“We would like to congratulate and thank them for their commitment by providing equine psychotherapy in conjunction with wraparound services for the men and women who served in the defense of our country,” VanFonda said.