Hope Meadows is dedicated to transforming lives with better mental health through hands-on, experiential, and equine assisted psychotherapy and learning techniques; mind, body, and spirit.
Hope Meadows Foundation is a non-profit organization that serves the community to provide equine therapy and advocate for better mental health. We believe in a holistic approach combining horses, life skills and the natural environment to aid in the healing process.
Hope Meadows Foundation provides Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) to children, adolescents, adults, groups, and families. Each specialized treatment team is comprised of a Mental Health Specialist, Equine Specialist and one or more horses, creating a safe, healing environment for groups and individuals. Our team of Equine Specialists have experience and certifications in the EAGALA model of EAP and Natural Lifemanship model of Trauma-Informed EAP.
Hope Meadows Foundations, formerly Eating Disorder Advocates of Ohio (EDAO), became a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in 2009 to advocate for those affected by eating disorders. In 2018, the original founders of EDAO joined forces with a new co-founder to revisit and expand the mission of the organization. Thus, EDAO was renamed Hope Meadows Foundation and expanded its scope of purpose to include ALL mental health issues, not just eating disorders. With the opportunity to operate out of indoor and outdoor private arenas, we formulated a one of a kind equine therapy program for those living with mental health disorders, trauma and addiction. We also provide life skills, team building and customized programs for groups and individuals.
Our certified treatment teams comprised of an Equine Specialist, Mental Health Specialist and horses provide transformational opportunities through hands-on, experiential, and equine assisted psychotherapy and learning techniques.
A Staff and Board committed to: