We build community, confidence and a future for some of the most vulnerable youth among us facing few options, as they become young adults. Individuals with autism and other disabilities transition from the school system at age 22 into adulthood, likely not having access to services and support that they will continue to need. An estimated 80% of those exiting the school system will continue to live at home and report isolation and depression, as do their parents.
Using rescued horses in a ranch setting, we are engaging teens & young adults with disabilities like Leara pictured above, in a way that promotes their transition to independence and work readiness.
At the root of our program success are the benefits of the horse-human bond. Your donation enables us to continue serving over 200 youth and young adults every year by helping maintain the cost of our six ELSA horses and our year-round programs. With the ranch as centerpiece and horses as a hub of interactions, individuals with challenges like Leara are given the opportunity to thrive physically and emotionally. We can only continue this labor of love with your support! ELSA is a 501(C)3 nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible. Donate today.