Mission: Marley's mission employs a team approach to healing children who have experienced trauma. All treatment is provided free of charge. The treatment team consists of a specially trained trauma therapist and an equine specialist. The treatment team has been educated in an internationally recognized equine-assisted therapy model (eap) (also known as equine-facilitated psychotherapy - efp) developed by the equine assisted growth and learning association (eagala). In 2011, the entire staff and professional consultants of marley's mission successfully completed the first of two levels required for eagala eap certification. Moreover, marley's mission has developed professional relationships with friendship house, a leading provider of trauma therapy in the region. With this relationship, friendship house staff now has access to specialized training, horses, and stables at marley's mission as well as the use of our equine specialists. The mission is proud of the diversity of treatment provided o
Programs: This past year, 2012, has been marked by significant accomplishment for the mission and those it serves. Since opening in july 2010, the mission has provided equine-assisted psychotherapy, free of charge, to more than 100 children from 8 counties in northeast pennsylvania. To meet that need, the mission utilizes 6 trauma therapists and 4 equestrian specialists to provide care to children. Moreover, on september 17, 2011, marley's mission was chosen "best new charity" in the united states at the 3rd annual classy awards in san diego, ca. The award competition was sponsored by stayclassy. Org. Moreover, the mission successfully competed against a nationwide field for two grant awards: pepsi refresh and chase community giving. Furthermore, the mission was successful in obtaining grants through the sanofi pasteur philanthropic giving program and the scranton area foundation as well as a 10,000 donation from the harry & jeanette weinberg foundation.
marley's mission provides equine-assisted therapy to children and families who have experienced trauma, especially trauma resulting from abuse and neglect. Marley's mission also provides educational opportunities and information for individuals and families regarding child abuse, neglect and trauma therapy.
Merley's Mission is an outstanding organization that provides exceptional services free of charge to children who have experienced trauma. The dedication and commitment of the Board, Therapists, and Administration is second to none. I am honored to be part of such a great institution.