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