Since The Cabin was founded in 1999, its staff and counselors have been working to provide the best treatment available to make their mission a reality. In their efforts to offer diverse counseling options, The Cabin has been undertaking efforts to expand services with adventure therapy. While traditional, office-based, outpatient therapy aids many of Boone County’s residents, there is a significant lack of treatment diversity offered by mental health practitioners in Boone County. This $2,900 grant will kick-start the program to provide resources to purchase Adventure Therapy gear including climbing ropes, harnesses, carabiners, as well as equipment necessary to set up a camp site. The goal of The Cabin’s Climbing Adventure Therapy is to conduct groups of middle and high school boys, ranging from 4 to 6 participants, once a month. “As this programs matures, it is my hope to grow it into other avenues of treatment including mountain biking, kayaking, and hiking. This grant will provide the initial inertia we need to get the ball rolling and provide our first Climbing Adventure Therapy camp in spring, 2016,” Rob Kern, Counselor.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF BOONE COUNTY
The Community Foundation of Boone County unites people, organizations and philanthropy to create a thriving community for all. We:
- Engage the community and educate citizens on how they can make a difference here at home.
- Invest in people, programs and organizations that transform lives and communities.
- Lead a vision for collaborative solutions to address the root causes of challenges facing our community.
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Since 1991, the Community Foundation has granted $20 million back to Boone County. By our community, for our community – forever. For more information about Community Foundation of Boone County, visit our website: www.communityfoundationbc.org.