Our Why

Our Why

On the surface, the problem CORRAL aims to solve seems simplistic: our girls have risk factors which lead them to engage in risky behaviors.  These risky behaviors lead to detrimental outcomes. The CORRAL program could provide a heavy dose of protective factors to reverse or halt the progress towards risky behaviors and thus lead to a healthy outcome. However, CORRAL sees the problem in a much broader context.  While this is still true, this theory of change is too simplistic. CORRAL sees the problem initiating from multiple layers of trauma and resulting in cycles of intergenerational trauma and negative individual and community outcomes.  

The Cause Of Their Pain

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ABUSE

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NEGLECT

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POVERTY

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TRAUMA

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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.

We believe Jesus has called us to be His hands and feet. This means that He intends for us to participate in His redemption of our broken world by caring for the most vulnerable in our community by “seek(ing) justice, defend(ing) the oppressed, tak(ing) up the cause of the fatherless …” 

Isaiah 1:17

Our Values

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Our Strategy

CORRAL believes that helping kids requires a holistic intervention. We must address the whole child: emotional, physical, spiritual and mental while providing the skills needed to reach their goals and dreams. We also believe that working with a horse will allow girls to address hurt, trauma and unhealthy patterns in a unique way – horses help girls learn emotional intelligence and develop the leadership skills that are required of an equestrian. CORRAL also believes that the support of a network of caring and consistent adults combined with rigorous accountability will lead the young women at CORRAL out of their current situations and into a healthier, happier permanent chapter in their lives. Our work is based on Milliken’s Framework, Watt’s Research,  and Bucknell’s Communication Resilience Framework and validated by Dr. Elizabeth Craig’s research.

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