HETRA (Heartland Equine Therapeutic Riding Academy) is a therapeutic riding center serving adults and children with disabilities in the Omaha and the surrounding communities since 1989. HETRA's mission is to improve the quality of life both physically and emotionally of adults and children of all ability levels through equine assisted activities. HETRA serves a variety of participants including children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular distrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head or spinal cord injuries, visual impairment, autism, development delays and strokes. In 2014, HETRA served 192 unique participants (both children and adults) per week and their goal is continue to expand the program this year. Volunteers will be helping build fences for the facility, as well as experience a tour and interact with the horses!
Oklahoma City, OK
Palomar's mission is to provide protection, hope, and healing. They envision an Oklahoma City that is free from violence, where safety and security is felt. Palomar integrates innovative services among collaborative providers to: work together to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse; provide long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma; hold offenders accountable; act as a catalyst to create a community and culture that is free from violence; and empower survivors to thrive. Volunteers will be helping with various projects around the facility, including one that involves repainting one of the rooms!