Valor Ranch offers our Nation's Sheroes a network of sisters from a commitment to mutual respect, support, and sisterhood. In effect, it's a network built on the tried-and-true military concept of having your sister's "six".
Put simply, Valor Ranch provides a safe place, up to 12 months, for military sisters to connect and encourage one another. Then, from this camaraderie and collective strength comes the opportunity for women to fight for improvements in the conditions that structure their lives, the lives of their sisters, and continue writing their story.
Caring for horses through grooming, feeding, and being around them has positive effects on the physical well-being, communication skills, and much more.
Equine assisted workshops allow the veteran to experiment with caring for another again. The relationship that develops between the veteran and horse becomes a powerful change agent. The presence of the horse helps to reflect the individuals’ actions in the moment. The facilitator translates feedback the horse is giving and prompts the client to think about her preconceived ideas about relationships, leadership, and communication.
Wraparound is a planning process that supports Sheroes & their families in achieving their vision for a strong and healthy family. In wraparound, a team is created that includes the family, the individuals in their lives who support them, and service providers. The team builds on the strengths of all team members to identify and implement strategies that help the Shero & the family to meet their needs.
The wraparound team meets monthly to track progress and adapt the plan based on the Sheroes & family’s voice and choice. Wraparound planning embodies the values and principles of system of care — it is individualized, and family driven, culturally and linguistically competent, collaborative, strengths-based, and focused on supporting Sheroes in their home and community.