Phoenix's Journey began five years ago as a way for youth in our surrounding area to experience relationship building with four legged 500- 1500 lbs equines. To date we have rescued 16 horses from various situations and are serving 48 individuals and their familes. We receive referrals from the Foster Care System, Family Preservation, Steps to Hope, Churches, Schools and the Court System. We want our students to understand that we are here to help them create a Safe Place to develop their dreams and express their fears. We are a non -profit, there is no cost to any of our participants. The cost of care for our equines is on aveage $8000.00 per month. We hope to expand our program to include summer classes : agricultural classes, basic care of equines, equine nutrition, equine anatomy and equine behavior.