Have you heard of Achaius Ranch? Elisha McCulloh, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Master of Social Work (MSW) is the founder and Executive Director of Achaius Ranch in Ladoga, IN. Elisha spoke to the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club this past Thursday to tell us about the ranch and some of the programs that they are offering.
Achaius Ranch has horses, miniature donkeys, goats, chickens and even numerous dogs that all work to help provide meaningful therapy to children of middle school and high school age. Their Nature Based Therapy Groups allows participants to partner with horses and various other animals to engage in therapeutic activities in the woods, to manage stress, mood and anxiety.
One of the new groups starting up is their Life Skills Homeschool Groups to help children learn life skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, integrity, courage and kindness.
You can find out more about Achaius Ranch at achaiusranch.org or by calling 765-376-9535 to talk to Elisha or the managing director, Nicole Wilson.