Praying Hands Ranch is partnering with the Denver Zoo to develop a facility master plan for the PHR site, which will feature improved designs for animal enclosures and enhanced accessibility for clients and community members. The master plan represents PHR’s dreams for the future and will provide a framework for upcoming improvements to PHR’s facilities and grounds. Master plan improvements will be designed as a series of smaller projects that can be implemented gradually over a period of years. Beginning this spring, PHR will collaborate with Olivia Stockert from the Zoo’s Department of Planning, Design and Construction Management to develop a vision for the facility that honors the unique needs of the wonderful animals, clients, staff and volunteers who share this space.
The Equine Partnership Program is proudly offering life changing therapies to many diverse populations in need. Adolescents living with Autism Spectrum Disorders attend our School-Based Life Skills program. Individuals with dementia, and their caregivers, participate in hands-on equine assisted activities in our Equine Elders program. Young adults with developmental disabilities benefit from our Equine Assisted Learning program. And individuals and families in our Equine Assisted Psychotherapy program receive mental health therapies. We also give horses no longer suitable for their original purpose a new “career” by training them to be therapy horses. As such, EPP has embraced an intergenerational model bringing together members of our community young and old, two and four legged, and adopting innovative ways to improve services for all.
Promise Ranch Therapies & Recreation
Rotary Club of Parker
Rotary Club of Parker has been supporting Praying Hands Ranch since its inception over 20 years ago. Current projects at PHR supported by the Rotary Club of Parker include our sensory garden, kitchen renovation to provide pre-vocational training for adults with disabilities, and creation of a pasture paradise to provide enrichment and exercise for our equine herd while allowing pasture renovation.
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