Hope & Healing at Hillenglade
Hope & Healing at Hillenglade is a charitable organization dedicated to serving our brave military service men and women, veterans and first responders through equine-assisted therapy and programs that assist in the healing of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
RENEW HEARTS – RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS – REBUILD LIVES
About Hope & Healing at Hillenglade
Since opening our doors in 2010, Hope & Healing at Hillenglade has served more than 4,000 active military, veterans, first responders and their families through equine-assisted programs entirely free-of-charge. Hope & Healing at Hillenglade provides a safe, reliable, confidential environment that embraces the amazing therapeutic power of horses on a private farm near downtown Nashville.
Among military service members and veterans, rates of PTSD are close to 40% and can manifest in poor family relationships, divorce, income instability and suicidal thoughts. In fact, every 65 minutes, a veteran’s life ends by suicide. But equine-assisted therapy can provide the hope and healing that positively impacts and helps restore the lives of these brave heroes. For the past 40 years, beyond the standard medical approach, equine-assisted therapy has been proven to effectively aid and reduce symptoms in individuals suffering with PTSD. According to the National Institute of Health, participants of equine-assisted programs have reported reduced anxiety and depression symptoms, along with elevated self-esteem and self-awareness, improved daily functioning, communication, and trust, in addition to increased overall well-being.
Administrative leaders, equine-assisted program experts, certified horse handlers, and a caring group of volunteers make up the Hope & Healing at Hillenglade team.
With more than 25 of our service members and veterans being lost to suicide each day, we know the need is great to help them reclaim their lives and get back on their feet. Please join us in support of their journey towards healing and recovery.
Hope & Healing At Hillenglade, a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, provides equine- assisted programs free-of-charge that offer time away in the country for active service members, veterans, first responders and their families to experience the positive impact and therapeutic power of horses.
One-on-One and Group
We offer one-on-one or group equine-assisted sessions at no cost to active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families in collaboration with Fort Campbell, Veteran Courts, Operation Stand-down, the Veterans Administration and other organizations.
Public Equine-Assisted Sessions
We now offer both private and group fee-based HHH equine-assisted sessions to the public, customized to address the group or individual’s specific needs. All revenue generated from these sessions available to the public goes directly to help the Hope & Healing at Hillenglade non-profit continue to serve our active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families free of charge.
HHH Empowered Veterans Program
The HHH Empowered Veterans Progam offers on-site living on the farm, sessions and training for sponsored veterans facing the financial, health and relationship challenges of transitioning to civilian life. In addition to regular equine-assisted sessions, this 3 to 6-month program provides intensive hands-on Certified Handler’s Training with the opportunity to graduate with new vocational skills and an extremely hirable position in Farm or Barn Management.
HHH Certification Programs
More info coming soon!