EFF Comedy Relief to Support Veterans

EFF Comedy Relief to Support Veterans featuring Keith Alberstadt and Emma Willmann is coming to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday October 7 at 8 pm.  Doors open at 7 pm.

  • Cost: $25 general seating
  • $40 VIP priority seating and after show meet and greet
Buy Tickets

Tickets also available:

  • Online at ScrantonCulturalCenter.org and Ticketmaster.com
  • By Phone through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000
  • By Phone through the Scranton Cultural Center’s Fidelity Bank Box Office 570.344.1111
  • In Person at the Scranton Cultural Center’s Fidelity Bank Box Office 420 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503 during regular hours.

Convenience fees apply for online and phone orders

The Wyoming County Community Health Foundation (WCCHF) recently awarded Equines for Freedom a $5,000 grant towards treatment to veterans who suffer from the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Equines for Freedom provides treatment for PTSD free to current and former U.S. Service members, regardless of the source of trauma or their characterization of service. This therapy, EMDR, is a proven treatment for trauma and is approved by the SAMHSA and the APA as effective treatment for symptoms of acute and chronic PTSD.


The grant received from the WCCHF will be used solely to treat veterans. Equines for Freedom’s goal is to treat 30 service members this year and help to reduce the number of suicides that the veteran community is experiencing. For more information on how to apply for a grant from the WCCHF, please contact Executive Director Shealynn Shave at 570-996-1645.

For more information about Equines For Freedom or to enter the program call         570-665-2483.

Pictured are Wyoming County Community Health Foundation’s Executive Director, Shealynn Shave as she presents the grant check to Equines for Freedom board member, Cassandra Bell

Bill Johnson Memorial Fundraiser for EFF

The next EQUINES FOR FREEDOM FUNDRAISER Bill Johnson Memorial Fundraiserwill take place in just 2 weeks on Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m.  at Coal City Tavern, Luzerne, PA

  Admission cost is $15.  Tickets can be purchased in advance (https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/96535/chk/6b13)  or will also be available at the door. 

This event will include Equines For Freedom merchandise and information, a buffet and drinks available to purchase, a large and varied basket raffle and an auction for a personalized signed copy of the collection of oil paintings and stories of America’s military veterans:

Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors authored by George W. Bush

We hope you can attend for a few minutes or the whole afternoon.  Bring some friends and enjoy some fun in support of our program.  As always, all funds raised from this event directly cover costs associated with providing free equine-assisted therapy for military service members.

Visiting our Facility

Serene, peaceful, private, confidential… just some of the words used to describe the place where our therapy happens.

Marley’s Mission has graciously allowed us to share their space where children who have experienced trauma come to heal.

Because of the confidential nature of the therapy taking place both at Marley’s Mission and Equines For Freedom, the farm is private and closed to the public. Visitors to campus must call and set up an appointment time.

So that we may continue to describe our facility as serene and peaceful, please help us by respecting the privacy and confidentiality maintained by Equines For Freedom, and call us at (570) 665-2483 instead of coming to the farm.

2017 EFF Wine Festival

2017 Wine Festival supporting Equines For Freedom

Saturday, July 1st 2017
2 PM – 8 PM
Capra Collina, Hidden Creek, Lucchi Family, Maiolatesi, Malacari
Colony Meadery
  • Carmella’s Italian Deli & Pastries
  • Haymaker’s Grille
  • Jessee’s Place Ice Cream
  • Murry’s Coffee Shack
  • Taste Time to Love Us
  • Tunkhannock Lions Club
  • Live Music by Fab 3! playing The Beatles, 60’s and 70’s fun music
  • DJ Chris Payne
  • More than 25 vendors with a wide variety of items!
Basket Raffles
Dunk Tank
Pallet of Beer Raffle

THANK YOU TO CREEKSIDE GROVE AND A&B SUNROOMS and REMODELS(George Whibley) for donating this beautiful venue!!


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  • Sangria Level Sponsor: Wisnosky Jewelers
  • Merlot Level Sponsor: The Stizza Family
  • Cabernet Level Sponsors: Bishop Surveying
  • Davis Haire OD
  • MG Evans Stone LLC
  • Sheldon Kukuchka Funeral Home

Taking Our Message To The Road

You may have noticed our ad campaign has begun with a series of billboards along NEPA roadways.  Our upcoming Golf Tournament to be held at Glen Oak Country Club on June 26 and the EFF Wine Festival at Creekside Grove on July 1 are featured on the boards, as well as the message featured here.

Equines For Freedom is proud to help the veterans in our program reduce their symptoms of post traumatic stress through EMDR therapy, which takes place in an arena with horses.  We serve veterans from the Vietnam War through currently serving military service members, men and women, regardless of their source or classification of trauma.

Anyone interested in beginning this free therapy can call (570)665-2483 to schedule.  All calls are confidential.

Bookmark This and Help EFF

Do your normal shopping at Amazon using this link and EFF receives a small percentage to help with PTSD therapy.  This doesn’t cost you anything.  Its easy to remember if you save the Amazon Smile site to your bookmarks.

Sporting Clays Tournament

We are thrilled to present the First Annual Equines For Freedom Sporting Clays Tournament on Friday, May 19th, 2017 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays in Springville, PA.

9:00 AM – Registration, light breakfast, warm up

10:00 AM – Shotgun Start.  BBQ and Awards will follow directly afterwards.

The course consists of 100 targets spread across 17-25 stations.  Each shooter should bring a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun.  We will provide 12 or 20 gauge shells and ear protection for all shooters.  (If you require a different gauge please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event).

What To Bring:

  • Bring your gun, ear protection, and eyeware
  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Rock Mountain has guns and carts available to rent at an additional charge.  To reserve either guns or carts please call Rock Mountain at 570-965-7625.
  • Prizes will be awarded for each class
  • We will have games and events for all to participate in

Register One Shooter

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Thank You to our Sponsors

Medico Industries

SCE Environmental
SCE Environmental

Guyette Communications

Sherwood Chevrolet

EFF Needs Help

If you have an interest in helping promote EFF Events then we need your help.  Please include your ideas (beyond Facebook) for promoting EFF at little to no cost.  If you have connections that will help that would be greatly appreciated.

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You can also visit our website devoted to volunteers and Board members at EFF.Host.