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Our Impact, Principles, Values, Mission & Vision

Do you ever wonder if H.O.O.V.E.S. is really making a difference? We’re thrilled to share with you our 2022 Impact Report. It’s more than just numbers – it’s a story of growth, challenge, and the incredible impact we’ve made together.

  • 81.59% reduction in suicide ideation

  • 70.49% reduction in substance coping


Your support has enabled us to reach new heights and change more lives than ever before. Dive into the details and celebrate the milestones with us!


Click on the cover image to see the full report and how we’re changing lives!

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Our Guiding Principles...

To uphold the military mindset of selfless service


Fill organizational voids through creative thinking and effective application


Support each other at any capacity to the best of our ability


Strive daily to grow on a personal level


Practice what we preach


Foster continuous service to humanity


Create a legacy that will continue to serve beyond our lifetime

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Our Values...


Show empathy, understanding, and care for the challenges faced by veterans.


Conduct all activities with honesty, transparency, and ethical behavior.


Treat veterans, volunteers, and partners with dignity, respect, and inclusivity.


Strive for excellence in program delivery, equine care, and organizational practices.


Empower veterans to take an active role in their healing journey, fostering their independence and personal growth.


Embrace creativity, adaptability, and innovation to continuously improve and expand the impact of equine therapy.


Responsibly manage resources, including finances and equine welfare, to ensure sustainability and long-term impact.


Prioritize the safety and well-being of veterans, volunteers,
and horses in all activities and interactions.


Express gratitude to donors, supporters, and the broader community for their contributions and trust in the organization.

Our Mission...

Empowering Veterans and At-Risk Youth through facilitating equine-guided miracles.

At H.O.O.V.E.S. Healing Intensives and The Patriot Project, we are dedicated to equipping our participants with the tools and knowledge to create lasting, positive changes in their lives. Our mission is to provide an equine-guided transformative experience that promotes sustainable personal growth, harnesses the power of healing, and inspires the realization of miracles in everyday life. We are committed to nurturing resilience, fostering a sense of community, and empowering veterans and at-risk youth to rediscover their strengths and potential through innovative, nature-based practices. Together, we build a foundation for enduring wellness and remarkable achievements.

Our Vision...

Our vision is to forge a world where both veterans and at-risk youth can access transformative healing and personal growth. We aspire to be a guiding light in their journey, facilitating miracles through nature's healing power and the strength of community. Our aim is to see these individuals not just survive, but to thrive, using their rediscovered inner strength to positively impact their lives and the world around them. We envision a future where our programs set the benchmark for holistic, sustainable healing, empowering participants to lead lives marked by purpose, resilience, and joy. In this future, we are more than a healing organization; we are a movement, creating a compassionate, empowered community that spans generations, inspiring change and fostering a legacy of hope and renewal.


"Post-traumatic growth is not about returning to the same life but rather creating a new life, a life that honors the suffering that brought you here."


G Dr. Arielle Schwartz, PhD Clinical Psychologist

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