Star of Hope Equine Therapy

Contact Emily at and learn how you can join with her to help support this incredible vision and mission!

“Star of Hope” Needs Your Support!

Star of Hope is a Christian program which focuses on emotionally-damaged kids to help them overcome fragile self worth, broken hearts, and interpersonal expectations, but it also teaches them the availability and power of God’s love!

S.T.A.R. is for:

    • Safety
    • Trust
    • Attachment
    • Redemption

Hope” is for Heaven!

Licensed, Professional Counselor Emily Schmidt has an entire program in progress now to apply these therapies, as well as a larger vision which one day includes a permanent facility as well as full-time staff to help provide the specialized counseling, guiding kids to God.

Special teaching informs and guides the kids who need assurance, direction, coaching, and who need hope for a future while coming to terms with their internal pain, loss, and confusion.

Running an equine therapy program has significant cost – about $2,000 per month – for counseling time as well as horse and facility expenses.

From Emily’s donation website (at CORD Ministries):

…  helping kids work through–and even overcome–negative impacts of trauma. This includes using play therapy, equine assisted psycho-therapy and mentoring for parents/foster parents. Along with helping families impacted by trauma, Emily finds great joy in teaching kids about the love of God, both in the counseling setting and through a discipleship curriculum called F.A.R.M. Kids (Forgiven And Redeemed Man) that uses horses to help people better understand who God is.


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