The race beneficiary of this year’s run is Ranch Hands Rescue Counseling Center & Animal Sanctuary. Ranch Hands Rescue is a North Texas non-profit organization that works to rescue and rehabilitate abused and neglected farm animals. The organization integrates these animals into their Equine and Animal Assisted Therapy Counseling programs that serve victims of abuse.
What They Do
Ranch Hands Rescue fills a special niche in mental health counseling services in that we specialize in treating the more complex trauma cases, such as victims of multiple abuses by multiple perpetrators and people not making progress in their current treatment programs. They heal emotionally battered people and severely abused animals, then give them a purpose at Ranch Hands Rescue through our Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling (EAAC) program, facilitated by Licensed Professional Counselors and LPC Interns.
RHR is a sanctuary for animals and a counseling center for people founded on hope and healing made available to all regardless of ability to pay.
They reach out with helping hearts to change our world by recognizing the inheriant worth of every living being in their community. Working with their animal partners and Licensed Professional Counselors, they help each child, each adult, and each family experience transformative change available through trauma-informed animal assisted psychotherapy.
They believe that victims, especially children, are innocent, and it’s their moral obligation to help provide them with a way to heal from these terrible traumas. The segment of the population they serve desperately needs their help. They are honored that their program serves the entire Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and beyond.
RHR is the first organization in the world to partner rescued farm animals that have experienced abuse and neglect with clients in deep psychotherapy counseling sessions. They provide unique, trauma-informed counseling to people with a wide range of mental health issues, including domestic/sexual abuse, sex-trafficking, trauma, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship problems, as well as hope for veterans and their families dealing with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and more.
They rescue, rehabilitate, and provide sanctuary for the worst-of-the-worst farm animal abuse and neglect cases. The animals that will live out their lives at the RHR sanctuary are incorporated into the Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling program, and are given love and purpose. Their animals live out their lives in a peaceful and happy environment.