Ending the Foster Care Crisis one child at a time!
Stable Moments™ is a 10-month, weekly mentorship program where foster and adopted children achieve individualized life goals through Trauma Informed Equine Assisted Learning (TI-EAL). Through a trauma informed lens, the principles of neuropsychology are woven into each session and the effects of trauma are reduced to create lasting change. The model utilizes volunteer mentors and PATH Intl Certified Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning to facilitate sessions. Job readiness skills will be taught to older teens and young adults who are getting ready to age out of the foster care system by preparing them for successful employment. This program will improve stability and expand support to children and their care takers to ensure every young person from foster care in Orange, Ulster and Sullivan County is ready to move forward in a positive direction. Bringing horses and youth together, in a one-on-one mentorship program, allows the child to build life skills and relationships that will aid them in healing from trauma, building resiliency and transitioning into a healthy adulthood.