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Rachel C.8

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Review for Patchwork Pastures, Lafayette, NJ, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

We started this non profit as parents of children directly affected by mental health challenges, opioid and heroin addiction and domestic violence. Never in my lifetime, as a mother, did I think I would be faced with such darkness. Patchwork Pastures was conceived from the trials and errors of having my children in and out of multiple recovery homes and programs, all which made a contribution to their recovery, but left them wanting more. Recognizing the natural calm that overcomes individuals when they are introduced to nature and animals became a game changer. Nature can be the best therapy we quickly realized, and moved forward to develop our 5 step program incorporating volunteering, community service, internships, apprenticeships, mentoring, life skills and on the job training. Follow us as we move into a new life expanding our program to build a zoo ALL run by and with individuals celebrating recovery from substance use, mental health challenges or re-entry from incarceration. It's going to be AMAZING!

Role:  Board Member