Welcome to HOPEFUL ACRES
Hopeful Acres is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization that provides healing, hope, and support to those experiencing physical and/or mental trauma through the recreational use (feeding, grooming, riding, lunging, and tacking-up) of horses and other farm animals. Although we offer programs/services to the general public, we give precedence to the following primary sector:
"Special Needs Children/Adults"
We serve the greater San Antonio, Texas community.
Vision, Mission, Tagline
VISION: To lift-up and empower those who are being held down by life’s circumstances.
MISSION: Hopeful Acres’ mission is to provide for healing, hope, and support to those experiencing physical and mental trauma through recreational equine therapy and other support services.
TAGLINE: Heal. Hope. Support.
Provide Healing: through the proven therapeutic benefit our clients will attain from being around animals in a country-type setting. We embrace our clients and simply meet them where they are in life.
Provide Hope: through the increased self-confidence level and encouragement our clients will gain by the simple interaction with our staff and animals. We inspire our clients to trust and believe in a higher power.
Provide Support: through sharing applicable community resources/information based on our clients’ individual needs and situation. We empower our clients to overcome any adversities or obstacles they may be facing.
The Founder’s “Why”
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for special needs children/adults as I had and eventually lost my baby brother (Jay) to Down syndrome. This organization is my way to keep Jay’s memory alive, and bring a moment of joy to families with special needs children/adults that will hopefully last a lifetime.
I not only want to see these special "Friends" survive, my goal is they thrive!