Hope Community Services receives $10,000K grant from Thunderbirds Charities

Hope Community Services has announced that Thunderbirds Charities awarded $10,000 toward its new Behavioral Health Equine Assisted Therapy Program.

“This grant funding will assist with the provision of Equine Therapy for children who have been subjected to multiple traumas in their young lives,” Kary Goitia, CEO of Hope Community Services, stated. “We are excited to embark on this important program and greatly appreciate the support by the Thunderbirds Charities.”

Hope Community Services, formerly West Valley Child Crisis Center, is located at 18001 N 79th Ave., Suite C56, Glendale.

Thunderbirds Charities began in Phoenix in 1937.

The Behavioral Health Equine Assisted Therapy Program will serve children who are struggling to gain in the areas of attachment and connections in regular Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Equine Therapy will complete the continuum of care already established by HCS by offering an alternative form of therapy for children whose lives are extremely impaired by significant trauma.

Hope Community Services is committed to offering innovative programs that can meaningfully impact the lives of children who have experienced trauma and their families and caregivers.

Over the years, Thunderbirds Charities has provided more than $134 million of donations to charities throughout the Valley.



What: Hope Fore Kids Charity Golf Challenge, hosted by Hope Community Services

When: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, May 17

Where: Topgolf Glendale, 6101 N. 99th Ave.

More Information: Visit hcs-az.org or email Theresa Leblanc at tleblanc@hcs-az.org

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