I am a therapeutic consultant who works with families of adolescents and young adults who are struggling. I often receive the calls from families who know that something needs to change, but they do not have the resources to choose to send their child to a program that they know can help their child and family. I have continually struggled with is dilemma as my primary goal is to help these families. I have chosen to donate my time and money to Sky's the limit fund because I know that they make a difference in the lives of these families. I have experienced it through my clients. I have attended the fundraisers and heard the stories. I am amazed at all the good that has come from this organization
When I was introduced to STLF, I was confused about our family's next step and I was discouraged about the possibility of our nephew participating in a quality wilderness therapy program. STLF did an amazing job of expediting my application with an extremely personal touch, with follow-up communication on a quick timescale. The phone interview helped me realize how much I cared for my nephew and wanted the best for him, even though I felt hurt at that present moment. STLF shared their own personal stories, which gave me courage. I am happy to say that without STLF my nephew would not have experienced wilderness therapy. With the quick turnaround, and excellent communication between STLF and the wilderness program, I was able to drive my nephew from the hospital directly to the program. So thankful for STLF!
The staff at Sky's the Limit carefully listened to my needs and reached out to help me during a time of crisis with my daughter. It was because of their caring, understanding and offer of financial assistance that I was able to take the next step in making a commitment to treatment for her and our family. The staff clearly and honestly stated what they were able to help with and did so in an expedient manner. I am ever grateful for their compassion and caring.
Sky's the Limit Fund gave hope to my family that we can save our daughter. Being new in this country and having a child that goes down the spiral is a very scary experience. We were not only not able to send our daughter to wilderness therapy financially, but we didn't even have an idea as to what wilderness therapy was about nor any other treatment option. I felt extremely lost until we reached the skilled staff at STLF who were able to lead us through the whole process financially and emotionally. They provide an abundant amount of support. Without them we wouldn't be able to help our daughter. I cannot thank enough STLF for being there for me, my daughter and the rest of my family at a time when we needed help the most!
STLF is and was an exceptional, stress relieving funding source for me when I ran out of good fitting programs and money to help my daughter. I had exhausted all my financial resources because of years of paying for classes/programs that were more of a band-aid type approach. After consulting with many specialist and trying everything in my power, I was in despair and very scared for my daughter. I was told one of the best ways to help my daughter, at that point, was to send her to a wilderness therapy camp. I could not afford the price tag of wilderness camps. Through much research and consulting, I found STLF. It saved my daughter and I! Our lives are still on the mend but I can't imagine how it would be if I wouldn't have been able to afford wilderness camp. STLF is the only reason I was able to send her to camp. After 1 1/2 years since her graduation from the camp, my daughter still uses skills she learned at the wilderness camp to help her cope better. I will forever be grateful to STLF.
Recieving support from STLF has been wonderful. As a single mother it was something I couldn't imagine not reaching out for to help my son. He is excelling where he is and with this support I am gracious.
Our family received generous, conscientious support from STLF. It greatly helped us in accessing services that might have otherwise been unreachable for our son/grandson.
We are and always will be thankful for their assistance!
Being on the board of STLF has been life changing for me. My love for this cause is unmatched and is one of the proudest parts of my life. The dedication of the board members, the volunteers and most of all the families we serve are all angels in my book.
Every letter we receive from a family continues to affirm the reason for it's inception...we help save lives...
not only the people we help send to Wilderness Therapy, but the families who have done everything to help the children they love.
I am honored to be a small part of something that makes such a large difference in the lives of those we serve...Thank you Sky's The Limit Fund
Without the assistance of Sky's the Limit Fund, I shudder to think where our family would be today.
A year and a half ago, my beautiful daughter was spiraling out of control, and her risky behaviors, brought on by intense traumatic experiences, were leading to increasingly dangerous situations. I truly feared for her life. After hearing about wilderness therapy, I knew my daughter would benefit from this experience but also knew this was something I could not afford. What an awful feeling it was not being able to be able to pay for the therapy and assistance that could potentially save my daughter's life!
Our educational consultant suggested I apply for assistance from Sky's the Limit Fund, and I did. The very next day, one of the board members contacted me and set up a telephone meeting to get the ball rolling in helping me to send my daughter to a top-notch wilderness therapy program. Within a week, I was informed that Sky's the Limit would provide a very generous contribution for our daughter and the wilderness therapy program matched this contribution. This was the ONLY way my daughter received the help she so desperately needed.
Today, my daughter is thriving, not just surviving. She is so changed by her experience in wilderness therapy that she has made it a goal to return to work for such a program. She is a leader among her peers and has tossed aside her old risky behaviors and is committed to her recovery and growth as a positive, loving young woman.
When I wrote to the board members of this foundation to thank them for the assistance and let them know just what their assistance had done for our family, they thanked me for allowing them to help. What terrific, humble, loving people. I can't say enough about Sky's the Limit Foundation.
My 17-year-old daughter was in crisis and every intervention had failed. I knew I was losing her and was desperate to find help. My research pointed me to the most effective treatment for teens in crisis: Wilderness therapy programs.
While the solution was obvious, the expense was prohibitive. As a single mother, I simply could not afford her treatment-until I discovered The Sky’s the Limit Fund. It was a heart wrenching decision to send her away, but I believe it saved her life.
My daughter spent spent 11 weeks in a Wilderness program. The intense therapy and support lead to the discovery of an unreported trauma. She learned how to feel and express her emotions and how to take responsibility for her actions. Through the family program, we improved our communication style and understanding of each other.
This has been the hardest year of my life and yet it has produced my greatest joy. My daughter is healthy, happy and excited about her future. Thank you Sky’s the limit fund. Without your support, we might be facing a very different future.
STLF has helped our family in a way is truly far beyond what I can express in words. We were at the end of our rope and was being turned down help from many different programs and we found one program that would take out daughter but the financial burden was causing stress on our family. After contacting STLF they gave us hope we saw that there was a light. Our daughter attended the program and she came back a different person. Thank you for giving us hope in our future.
In November of 2013 my daughter was spiraling out of control. The school that she attends offered her the option of attending a wilderness program or be expelled from school. Being a single mother I did not know how I was going to afford this option. Her school referred us to a program with excellent credentials. I knew I needed to do everything I could to help my daughter. The wilderness program that was chosen, told me about Sky's The Limit Fund. I gave them a call and they were so incredibility supportative and understanding of the situation I was in. I only hope that one day I am able to repay them for the assistance they gave me. My daughter has benefited greatly from this experiance. I can not thank this organization enough for all they have done. After all, a parent is only as happy as their least happy child.
This is the only organization that I have felt personally driven to become involved with. It was started and is run by dedicated people who are 100% committed to helping kids in need. I have been moved to tears by the grateful parents and kids who have been helped by this program. If you want to know that your donations will go to something wonderful and transforming, this is a great charity.
As the Executive Director of a partner program I can confidently attest to the passion, compassion and professionalism of the incredible people at Sky's the Limit Fund. They have made our program possible for numerous families who otherwise could not have afforded it. Simply put, they are changing and in many cases, saving lives through their efforts.
I work in admissions for a partner program of Sky's the Limit Fund and the most heartbreaking part of our work is that so many families who want to send their child to us just can't afford to provide top-notch treatment for their son or daughter. In some of these cases, their child is on the verge of dangerous or risky behaviors that could have disastrous or even potentially fatal consequences if they don't get the help they need. For these families, it is not a stretch to say that the STLF has likely saved lives! My hat's off to the Board and the staff for raising money and for working with families to help them get the help they need!
I have been working with families in crisis for over 17 years, as an Admissions advisor at Wingate Wilderness, Skys the Limit Fund has helped numerous families who would otherwise not have been able to attend the program. I cannot say enough about the service they offer, the support they give our families, and the way Skys the Limit treats them with respect and honor. It is such a difficult time, and these families are in such pain, it is a beautiful thing when this program can assist without shaming them. I am so grateful for their amazing work.
I have seen first hand, in my own family the amazing transformation made possible by wilderness therapy and am a proud supporter of the work done by Sky's the Limit Fund.
In November of 2013 my son was in crisis. We took him to different doctors and hospitals and none of it was helping him. We decide on Wilderness Therapy at Open Sky, but the cost was prohibitive. Sky's the Limit was recommended to us and we made the call. The staff and board member were AMAZING! They were so quick to help and so understanding. After what had felt like a long journey they were a light of hope. We knew that Wilderness Therapy would help our son and it DID!! Without Sky's the Limit we would still be on a hard road or worse. Our family cannot thank Sky's the Limit enough, they helped us in a very dark hour.
Allowing struggling young adults to find themselves again through the guidance of nature and strong, compassionate support staff is an AMZING opportunity that not all parents can afford for their children. Thank goodness for the 'Sky's the Limit Fund' so that the transformative experience of wilderness therapy can be experienced by needy youth from all income brackets.
All I can say is that sending my son to Open sky saved his life and I truly wish that everyone in need of their service could have the opportunity. Because of his experience at Open Sky my son is now a confident, kind young man getting ready to start college in the fall and hoping to pursue a career in therapy so that he can help others as he was helped.