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Improving quality of life with outdoor therapeutic recreation

www.EmpoweRanch.org Tax ID 82-2485216


EmpoweRanch was formed in 2017 to provide inclusive, accessible, holistic, comprehensive therapeutic recreation for underserved populations with and without disabilities, including urban youth and veterans. We began onsite programming in January 2019 at our new home in south-central Phoenix utilizing nature, animals (including horses), outdoor recreation, service, and adventure in our programs and services.  The central, urban location is intentional, providing a truly accessible farm-based oasis in the urban desert for people to learn, heal, grow, and thrive.  Opportunities for recreational therapy in a community-based setting offering therapeutic riding, horticultural therapy, environmental education, adventure therapy, and more typically require travel, time, money, and energy from caregivers and clients, resources which can be especially precious for those whom would benefit from our services. EmpoweRanch seeks to break these barriers by offering local, affordable, high quality outdoor recreational therapy programming for youth and adults.