Hunkapi Programs Receives $10,000 Grant for First Responders
By Molly Hammond -
Tuesday Aug 01, 2023
PHOENIX (August 1, 2023) – For the past four years, Hunkapi Programs, an equine therapy farm located in the heart of Scottsdale, has provided therapeutic services for first responders struggling with PTSD. The farm is excited to announce it recently received a generous donation from Lerner & Rowe Gives Back, a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs, that will be used to fund the next cohort of first responders.
“Each day first responders and their families make personal sacrifices in an effort to protect and serve our local communities,” said Kevin Rowe, founder of Lerner and Rowe Gives Back. “That is why our team is honored to help fund the expansion of Hunkapi’s therapeutic programs that provide valuable healing and coping tools to vulnerable front-line workers who suffer from PTSD. We truly appreciate all that Hunkapi does to ensure that the needs of those who look after our best interests are looked after too.”
The First Responder Program began in January 2019 and provides equine somatic experiencing and meditation to first responders and veterans looking for tools to reduce their stress.
“It is widely understood that first responders are at a greater risk of PTSD because of the nature of their work," said Terra Schaad, founder of Hunkapi Programs. “We have seen how beneficial this program is and the impact that it has on the first responders in our community.”
Lerner & Rowe Gives Back will be presenting the check at Hunkapi Programs, located at 12051 N. 96 St., on Thursday, Sept. 21.
For more information about the farm, visit Hunkapi.org. To keep up to date with farm events, please follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.
About Hunkapi Programs
Hunkapi, based in Scottsdale, brings to the Valley a variety of horse powered activities for children and adults including: therapeutic riding lessons, equine assisted psychotherapy and garden therapy. Most of the lessons come from the horses, who gently guide clients toward greater mindfulness of self and others. The name is taken from a Native American word that means “I am related to everyone” and expresses the deep sense of connection between horse and human. For more information on the program, please visit the website at http://www.hunkapi.org. You can also reach the farm at (480) 393-0870 or [email protected].
About Lerner & Rowe Gives Back
Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a charitable organization founded by Kevin Rowe, managing partner of Lerner & Rowe, P.C. Lerner & Rowe Gives Back is a nonprofit organization dedicated to extensive and various community outreach programs. The idea was inspired by the 2000 movie “Pay it Forward.” Lerner & Rowe Gives Back believes in paying forward the success the firm has achieved through the newly established foundation and team of employees. They work to advance the missions of community organizations that serve children and families struggling from the aftermath of the recent economic downturn. Visit www.lernerandrowegivesback.com to learn more about how Lerner and Rowe earned the reputation for being more than just a law firm through the many community services its lawyers and legal support team actively support.