PROVIDING ACCESS TO BRIGHTER FUTURES

We’re a faith-motivated nonprofit that equips adolescent girls in high-risk situations through a long-term, holistic program of equine therapy and education.

For a Leg Up in Life – Lasting, Transformational Change

The unique components of our program: equine-assisted psychotherapy, education support, vocational training, and career/college readiness prepare each girl and her community with skills, resources, and opportunities so that she can gain access to a bright future.

OUR APPROACH

We leverage a research-validated resilience framework for change

RISK FACTORS OF A CORRAL GIRL

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OUR PROGRAM COMPONENTS

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Transformational Life Change

Our Focus Is On Healing

We collaborate with local, referral community partners who identify our at-risk girls whom we pair with rescued horses in our 12-week Join the Herd program. Ideally, our Join the Herd girls matriculate into our long-term program, the Riding Academy, where we see the transformational life change we speak of.

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Refer

We prioritize serving girls ages 11-18 with high-risk factors and low resources, especially youth in the juvenile justice system or victims of neglect, trauma or abuse. Start the referral process below to refer a girl to our program.

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Donate

Our program is offered at no cost to our girls nor their families. Give our girls a “leg up in life” in a way that best suits you: financial gifts, including stock options, or in-kind gifts. As trusted stewards of your gifts, we report the impact of your financial contributions

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Volunteer

There are many ways you can serve at CORRAL: tutoring, transporting our girls, gardening, supporting corporate development, caring for our horses or tending to the land. Get started today and attend our next CORRAL Volunteer 101 event to join one of our awesome volunteer teams!

our vision

Ending the cycle to intergenerational trauma and systemic marginalization in our community.

MEASURABLE TRANSFORMATIONAL OUTCOMES

Impact since 2008

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Transformational Life Change

Meet our girls

We serve girls who are 11-18 years old with high risk factors and low protective factors and resources. The majority of them have faced trauma and have multiple odds stacked against them. But, they hold a capacity for change and deserve a bright future.

Our Mission

CORRAL is a
faith-motivated nonprofit

We equips adolescent girls in high-risk situations through a long-term, holistic program of equine therapy and education to prepare each girl and her community with skills, resources, and opportunities so that she can gain access to a bright future.

It’s time to put an end to the cycle of hurt that perpetuates legacies of self-hatred.

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