Our History

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founded in 2008

CORRAL was founded in 2008

CORRAL was founded in 2008 by Joy Currey who had a desire to improve the lives of young women facing adversity in the Triangle area of North Carolina. In January 2009, a few months after opening the program, CORRAL’s first girl joined the Riding Academy Program in Raleigh, North Carolina.

In September 2009, CORRAL received its nonprofit status and moved to its permanent location, the Busbice Farm in Cary, North Carolina. One month later, CORRAL rescued its first horse, which would be the first of many rescue horses to help the girls learn and grow through a unique approach to equine therapy.

The Reasons Behind Their Circumstances
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CORRAL reverses this cycle by providing an opportunity to heal from intergenerational trauma and systemic marginalization, and to restore the broken attachment; thus providing (instead of negative outcomes) access and opportunity to develop into the young person God designed each her to be.

Our vision

Ending the cycle to intergenerational trauma and systemic marginalization in our community. We believe that anyone who has been broken can be made whole again and that horses can reach the heart of an at-risk girl in a way that others in their lives often cannot.

Our mission

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 to prepare each girl and her community with skills, resources, and opportunities so that she can gain access to a bright future.

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our values
Faith & Choice

Healing is choice and requires faith n Christ's ability to transform lives.

Relationships-First & Community

All work is done though a team approach because relationships and trust are critical in life.

High Expectations & Accountability

our rigorous intervention creates safety and is an important prerequisite for a change.

Safety & Risk-taking

We are dedicated to physical, emotional and spiritual safety while encouraging risk-taking that casts off fear'

Innovation & Grit

Creativity, hard work and problem solving are necessary components for adaptation in our ever-changing world.

Grace & Learning

Always extend grace and learn from your mistakes.

second program

Join the Herd

By 2011, CORRAL saw such a great need for its services, which prompted a decision to launch a second program, Join the Herd, which is a short-term equine-assisted psychotherapy program for girls facing one or more significant challenges in their lives. In the summer of 2013, CORRAL’s first participant reached her goal and attended college.

Due to such great demand for CORRAL’s services for the adolescent girls in the Southeast Raleigh area, CORRAL excitedly opened its second location, Neuse River, in 2019, which is managed by Lauren Clements. We are currently working toward bringing our first satellite campus to full capacity, which has had its challenges due to the pandemic. However, our Southeast Raleigh girls are currently rocking a herd average grade of 83 percent!”

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This Community is AMPLIFYING the Voices of Our Girls

Our Community
is Advancing
CORRAL Forward

Derby Dinner 2018:
CORRAL Girls Take
the Stage

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