Fair Hill Therapeutic Riding Center launches program for foster youth

Waymart. The funding comes from a grant issued through the Greater Pike Community Foundation.

| 26 Jun 2024 | 04:25

Thanks to a generous grant from the Greater Pike Community Foundation by way of the Richard L. Snyder Fund, Fair Hill Therapeutic Riding Center, a Waymart-based nonprofit organization, is now piloting a program to develop life skills in children with complex trauma needs.

Fair Hill TRC was recently certified to initiate the international program Stable Moments.

“As of June 17, 2024, there are 48 kids outside of their homes in foster care in Wayne County alone. At Fair Hill TRC we believe everyone is responsible for unwanted, neglected, and abused children. Especially those who are living in our own community. This is why we launched this community mentorship program for these children and youth in foster care,” Fair Hill TRC said in its announcement.

The Stable Moments model is designed for children in foster care or who have experienced childhood trauma caused by abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Stable Moments matches up one child with one horse, and one community mentor, for one hour per week.

Fair Hill’s 10-month Stable Moments program starts in March 2025 and is currently participants for sessions in the pilot program as mentors are available. For more information, email FHTRC2019@gmail.com or visit fairhill.farm.

Greater Pike community Foundation was created to enable individuals, families, and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region.