What We do
Ranch Hands Rescue fills a special niche in mental health counseling services in that we specialize in treating the more complex trauma cases, such as victims of severe and repetitive abuse and people not making progress in their current treatment programs. We heal critical care animals, then give them a purpose in our counseling program as they participate in Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling (EAAC) alongside specifically selected Licensed Professionals.
RHR is the first organization in the world to partner rescued farm animals that have experienced abuse and neglect with clients in deep psychotherapy counseling sessions. We provide unique, trauma-informed counseling to people with a wide range of mental health issues, including domestic/sexual abuse, sex-trafficking, trauma, substance abuse, anger management, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, relationship problems, as well as hope for veterans and their families dealing with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), and more.
We rescue, rehabilitate, and provide sanctuary for the worst-of-the-worst farm animal abuse and neglect cases. The animals that will live out their lives at the RHR sanctuary are incorporated into the Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling program, and are given love and purpose. Our animals live out their lives in a peaceful and happy environment.
Become a Partner
When you partner with Ranch Hands Rescue you will know that you are dramatically changing the quality of life for a person in need or an abused animal. Here is one of their stories.
AGE: 8-year old goat
AT Ranch Hands Rescue: 5-1/2 years
Daisy was brought to us with a broken neck, malnourished, scared, and distrustful toward humans. After working with veterans suffering from PTSD and children in our counseling program, she learned to not only trust but to cherish human touch again. Daisy has become an important perspective change, for many individuals in our programs, as she provides the opportunity for them to serve her needs and witness her own trust and love -in humans be renewed through her living happily in the sanctuary of Ranch Hands Rescue.
animals rescued, rehabilitated
Men, women, and children treated and changed
volunteers and donors that make it possible
We Offer the Following Therapeutic Modalities
- Equine and Animal Assisted Counseling (EAAC)
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Addictions Model
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Play Therapy, Art Therapy, Nature Therapy
- Faith Based Counseling
- Grief Counseling
- A Sensory Space
We Specialize in
- Behavioral issues
- Relationship issues
(Child/Parent, Couples, etc.)
- Substance Abuse
- Eating disorders
- PTS – Post Traumatic Stress
- Sexual and physical abuse
- Victims of sex trafficking
- Veterans and their families
Be a Part of Our Mission
As a volunteer, when you donate your time to us, you become a part of the Ranch Hands Rescue family. Even if it‘s only a few hours per week or month, your being here makes a difference. Contact us to learn more about how RHR can utilize your talent.
“My daughter and I volunteered at Ranch Hands Rescue after we suffered a trauma to one of our family members, which left us feeling like we could have done more to help, if we had only known how.”
– Mary L. RHR volunteer two days a week
Donate Your Resources
RHR depends heavily on donors like you to feed, provide shelter, medical care and training for the animals as well as counseling and training for the people we serve.
Provides food, shelter, medical care and training for one animal for one week
Provides counseling services and therapy for 12 people for one week
Keeps our facilities, medical tools, and system operational for one week