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We see how deeply survivors of complex trauma are suffering,

often alone and unseen.


The Wild Hope is an emerging equine therapy center committed to providing a safe space to heal and foster belonging. Because we ALL deserve to enjoy a rich life of connection and meaning.

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Phase 1

Pilot Program

We will provide Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (TF-EAP) to  five survivors at no cost to them. They will work weekly for seven consecutive months with a Trauma Focused Licensed Therapist, a Trauma Informed Equine Professional, and a horse of their choosing.  We'll collect anonymous data during this phase to prove the efficacy of TF-EAP to future donors and funding sources.

Launched !

Launching October 2020!

Phase 2

Continued Care

Once the Pilot Program launches we will continue raising funds to provide continued care for survivors that may need support beyond the Pilot Program. We will also launch a campaign to raise $200,000 to begin offering TF-EAP to new clients. Our priority is serving survivors and providing enough funding to allow them to complete their individual time in therapy, whatever that looks like.

Phase 3
The Ranch

Finding a permanent home for The Wild Hope is the 3rd phase in developing our vision. With our own ranch we will:

  • Continue TF-EAP for survivors

  • Launch prevention programs

  • Launch pornography rehab programs

  • Develop community care programs

  • Give survivors a safe place to connect

To learn more about the big picture, please download our one-sheet.

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It Takes a Wild Hope

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In Their Words

I trusted a horse before I was ever able to trust a person. Horses taught me how to trust the right kind of people. - Survivor

I didn't realize that I'd never had any good relationships before. My horse taught me so much and never got mad at me. I finally felt safe to figure things out with my horse. - Survivor

I couldn't believe it! My horse actually CHOSE to walk around the arena with me. I didn't have to use a rope or anything. She made me think I might be worth being friends with! - Survivor

I was so scared of horses!  And it reminded me that I was part of my traffickers "stable". I'm glad I didn't give up! My horse helped me see I was human again. 
- Survivor

If you guys do this horse ranch thing it's going to help a lot of survivors. I've learned that to be able to lead a horse you have to hold your head up so they know where you're going. My pimp forced us to always look down at the ground like dogs. We weren't allowed to make eye-contact with anyone. It took me over a year to start looking at people again. - Survivor

In Their Words

Did You Know?

Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. There are more people in slavery today than at any time in history.

Polaris International

79,000 youth under the age of 25 are being sex trafficked in Texas today.

Institute of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

UT School of Social Work

86% of trafficking victims are runaways from the foster care system.

Institute of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

UT School of Social Work

The cost to the state of Texas is estimated to be 6.6 billion dollars.

Institute of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

UT School of Social Work

Sex trafficking is becoming more lucrative than drug trafficking, generating 99 billion dollars a year and growing.

Dr. Peck, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Once recruited into sex trafficking, the average life span of a victim is only seven years!

Dr. Peck, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners


We're sorry, we are not accepting new clients at this time.Please check back with us in the future.

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The Wild Hope Equine Center for Healing

Address: PO Box 200201,  Austin, TX 78720

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