The idea of spreading a little love, compassion and hope to our community all began with one big dream and six little donkeys.

Each one of us is worthy of love in all its forms and expressions. 

Trauma, particularly abuse can make the sun disappear and the skies grow dark.

Our therapy animals and programs are here to spread a little love and to remind women and children how beautiful they are on  days when it may be easy for them to forget.

 

“I have experienced feelings of worthlessness after abuse.  I have also experienced the healing connection of animals when I have felt at my lowest.  I believe it’s not okay to just exist.  Women and children deserve to live the lives they want to lead and to reach their potential.  No one should feel excluded or alone.  Everyone deserves to feel they are worthy, connected to themselves, others and community.  That is why we are committed to building Amitola Care Farm. 

 

Our vision for Amitola Care Farm is to provide a safe space in nature where women and children who have experienced trauma, particularly abuse, can connect to animals, one another and most importantly, themselves.”  

 

Come join us on this journey.  Together,  we can do great things.

Katie Wyatt, Founder, CEO

 

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WHY WE DO

1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse.  1 in 5 children experience sexual abuse. 29,000 children in Indiana are in Foster Care. 

More women and children are experiencing rape, domestic abuse, self-harming, bullying, addiction, eating disorders, mental abuse, depression, suicide and anxiety.

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MISSION

Amitola Care Farm enhances the quality of life and self worth for women and children impacted by trauma with the assistance of therapy animals and transformational programs in nature.
 

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WHAT WE DO

Teaching loving-kindness and self worth through transformational

programs & animal assisted therapy, delivered virtually and through community engagement to women and children.

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SILVER LININGS

ONLINE

Community Crisis Program.

Crisis ignites evolution. For youth who are especially close to the pandemic– who have lost a loved one from Coronavirus, or have had a family member contract the virus-the toll will be much worse. During these times, it is important to surround our youth with care, to educate them on what is going on while also guiding their mass media consumption and to provide a sense of purpose.

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LOVE YOUR BODY

ONLINE

Amitola Care Farms mission is to guide youth through the storm clouds of grief.

If you are plagued by compulsive patterns of unwise eating - then this is for you.

This program addresses the root of your weight issues.  The 21 lessons take you on a deep, sacred journey with yourself and your body.  One step at a time, you learn to shift the relationship with yourself and your body from one of fear to one of LOVE. 

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LOVE YOURSELF

ONLINE

Break through to new levels of self love, respect and personal empowerment. It is a space of awareness and gratitude which promotes growth through exploring ways to love ourselves, which leads to improved relationships with ourselves and others.​

The Heal Your Life® programs, workshops and one on one life coaching, support and empower those struggling with their health, relationships, careers, finances, stress and anxiety.

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READ WITH ME

ONLINE

ANNOUNCING: READ WITH ME ONLINE

NEW SUPPORT GROUP

Reading to dogs, donkeys, cats & Matilda the unicorn? Absolutely. A therapy animal is an incentive, a motivational tool, and a non-judgmental listener… all in one. Therapy animals can breathe new life into support programs, classroom activities, and reading programs with the exciting presence of a highly qualified volunteer and their animal. 

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PROJECT HAPPINESS

ONLINE 

ANNOUNCING: PROJECT HAPPINESS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
NEW SUPPORT GROUP

 

An engaging, fun & evidenced based program, giving children & adults the toolkit to significantly improve their wellbeing. Fun. Interactive. Safe. Inspiring. Science-based. Mindfulness. Positive Psychology.

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GRIEF SUPPORT

ONLINE

ANNOUNCING: PROJECT RAINBOWS FOR ALL

NEW SUPPORT GROUP

 

Transforming the lives of young people who are coping with grief from the loss of a loved one or a significant change in family structure.

Our programs helps build the resiliency of young people experiencing life-altering events by providing them with knowledge, tools and skills to practice self-care and learn healthy ways to cope.

OUR MISSION

 

Amitola Care Farm enhances the quality of life and self worth for women and children impacted by trauma with the assistance of therapy animals and transformational programs in nature.

WHY WE DO

 

With the ever increasing numbers of women and children who struggle with low self worth, lack of confidence, anxiety, depression, poor diet and illness, there is an urgent need to reconnect them to the beauty within themselves, to animals, nature, and how they see the world around them.

 

Amitola Care Farm offers transformative programs and animal assisted therapy programs that provide compassion, connection, reassurance and hugs to women and children who may struggle with grief, loss, anxiety, history of trauma, communication problems, anger and low self-esteem. 

 

Research has shown that spending time with animals has enormous therapeutic benefits, boosting confidence, releases oxytocin, providing happy hormones, and helps to improve emotional and social skills.  The transformation in people is often instantaneous.  Miniature donkey's in particular are naturally calm animals, they have a slow and steady presence which gives a feeling of security and comfort to those feeling vulnerable or suffering from emotional difficulties.

 

Touching, grooming and cuddling animals is a great social facilitator, allowing people to relax and feel a sense of nurturing and connection. They bring compassion and reassurance to those to need it most, gentle, tender and understanding, gifting confidence and trust in a way that people often can’t, because people are so often damaged by people.  Animals offer so many gifts, the greatest gift of all being unconditional love.

 

“In an age where we are more connected than ever through social media, we are more disconnected than ever; depression being the no 1 dis-ease globally.  It is essential to recognize that a person’s health and well-being improves by prescribing connection with other living things, especially animals that offer so many gifts, the greatest gift of all being unconditional love."

 

Katie Wyatt - Founder, CEO

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"Animals offer so many gifts, the greatest of all being unconditional love."

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GET INVOLVED & TRANSFORM LIVES

 

Sponsor one or more of our programs and you enable Amitola Care Farm to reach those who ordinarily would not have access to such programs.

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GET INVOLVED & TRANSFORM LIVES

 

Sponsor one or more of our programs and you enable Amitola Care Farm to reach those who ordinarily would not have access to such programs.

Testimonies.

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Joanne

Lots of life changing ideas to put into place/practice.

Helping with my anxiety and depression and physical symptoms - slowly becoming more mobile.  The workshop for me was very enlightening. Thankyou for all your support.

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Debbie

Even when challenges arrive, I feel a sense of calm rather than panic, and visualize a positive outcome.  No matter what your issues, situations, beliefs, concerns or fears, the workshops are run with love and passion and a energy which is infectious and inspirational.

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Loria

A huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt it's time for me to come out of my shell and not allow others to dominate my life. I am healing, I now have a peace about myself and I'm starting to think in a calm and positive way. This is a big step forwards for me.