The LWVBWC Healthcare Team’s January 16 meeting features Animals as Natural Therapy (ANT) Director of Development, Jessie Pemple. The meeting at 10:00 am will be hybrid: in person at the Mt Baker Theatre Encore Room and by Zoom if you prefer to attend virtually. To participate with ZOOM, you must register and we will send you the Zoom link in your registration confirmation email
ANT offers mental and behavioral health programs for youth, veterans, families, and elders. Their programs are based on the knowledge that animals can teach important life skills, such as:
- respect for self & others
- healthy boundaries
- clear communication
ANT’s programs are highly effective in helping overcome personal challenges such as
- impulse control
- anger and behavior management
ANT programs have successfully aided in preventing school drop-outs, helped individuals avoid incarcerations and recidivism, circumvented gang, prostitution and drug involvement, and prevented suicide attempts.
They are also a PATH International Premiere Accredited Center, ensuring adherence to the highest industry standards of therapeutic horsemanship and excellence in providing equine-assisted activities & therapies. ANT is also recognized as an EQUUS Foundation Guardian, providing shelter, rehabilitation, therapeutic work, and end-of-life care for abused & neglected horses.
They partner with many:
- Sea Mar Visions Treatment Facility
- DSHS, Blue Skies for Children
- Lummi Nation, Northwest Youth Services
- Lydia Place
- Max Higbee Center
- the school districts of Bellingham, Blaine, Ferndale and Nooksack.
This is a hybrid program and can be attended either in-person or virtually via Zoom
- To attend in person come to the Mt Baker Theatre Encore Room. Enter the Commercial Street door at 9:45 am
- To participate with ZOOM at home, you must register and we will send you the Zoom link in your registration confirmation email.
This program is 1 hour in duration.