THANK YOU INTERNATIONAL PAPER FOUNDATION!
It was so nice to receive a check from the International Paper Foundation to help with our homeless outreach program! Whooee!!
THANK YOU PAWS AND CLAWS ANIMAL HOSPITAL
Whooee!! We were desperate for more space for our homeless outreach program and Paws and Claws Animal Hospital generously donated an amazing storage shed! THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU NASHVILLE PREDATORS!
We recently were awarded grants from the fabulous Nashville Predators to construct a sensory trail, educational signage around the farm, and a teaching vegetable garden!
WE DID IT!
After three years in a lease-purchase, and with the help of First Financial Bank, and a number of people who prefer to remain anonymous, we were able to purchase our 54-acre learning center facility in Ashland City. THANK YOU all.
PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE
We are proud to embrace people first language. People first language emphasizes the person, rather than the disability, challenge, or difference. In placing the person first, the disability is no longer the primary, defining characteristic of an individual, but one of several aspects of the whole person.
Rather than "a homeless man", we say "a man who is homeless." Rather than "an autistic girl," we say, "a girl with autism." It's a simple rephrasing of words, but one that is meaningful.
We appreciate your support of people first language and encourage you to share the idea with your friends.
SPONSORSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE
We have many sponsorship opportunities around our learning center that can be made in honor or memory of a loved one, or in support of a business or family member. Most sponsorships come complete with signage that encourages our supporters to support you!
These sponsorships are vital in helping us keep our doors open, and they allow us to continue to provide needed services to people with life challenges. Most sponsorships are very affordable. Please email us to learn more!
2023 FALL RIDING SESSION ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN
We have some openings in each of our programs. If you know of someone with a life challenge who could benefit from our programs and services, please have them, or a loved one, contact us. Slots are filling fast!
Check the air pressure in your tires. Fall's cooler temps make your tired flatter, which makes your car use more gas. Air up to manufacturer's recommendations.
Keep a sock filled with clean, unused kitty liter on your dash. The filled sock will absorb condensation from your vehicle's windows allowing clearer visibility when driving.
Hypermiling involves getting as much gas mileage out of your vehicle as possible. Try starting and stopping slowly, taking your foot off the gas pedal just before you reach the top of a hill, and driving a mile or two under the speed limit. Hypermile for a week to see how much you save!
Mission: Helping People with Life Challenges Through Outreach and Interactions with Animals and Nature