Help us support our counselors and animals during this time of need.
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The ranch is closed, but the animals still need to eat and our counselors are still providing telehealth counseling to as many people as possible. We are committed to providing our services to everyone who needs it - even if they are unable to pay for them.
As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, AATPC has transitioned from a site-based counseling center where animals are integrated into nearly all sessions, to providing only telehealth counseling. Since then, the organization has experienced a dramatic decrease in income. Despite the drop in income, AATPC still must maintain the 3 ½ acre therapeutic ranch where our 30 rescued therapy animals reside, as well as 12 staff positions.
The corona virus has closed our ranch to the public, but our animals still need to eat, receive vaccinations and visits from the farrier, and the many other expenses related to running a ranch full of 30+ rescued animals. One of our animals has recently become sick and requires extra special care and attention. We have great partnerships within the community to provide the care the animals deserve, but none of this is free.
Additionally, we at AATPC are committed to repsonding to the current crisis by expanding our services to serve even more members of the community. Throuhgout this crisis, we are providing short-term therapy options for anyone who needs it regardless of whether or not they are a current client. These 30-minute phone calls with our professional counselors cost between $0-20, based on ability to pay. This fee does not come close to covering our costs and paying our counselors the professional wage they deserve.
We need your help to ensure our counselors and staff are able to maintain financial stability and that we are able to provide the day-to-day animal care needed during the coronavirus crisis.
We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our dedicated counselors and our rescued animals. Your gift will help provide immediate financial support so we can provide these crucial mental health services to the communtiy, and care for the animals.