Category Archives: Children’s Program


We are overjoyed when a guardian of a child begins to see actual positive effects in a child due to him or her being part of our Chica program. Whenever we receive such news, we will share it with you: “During our visits at Good Acres Sanctuary, Connor is so happy and at peace. He is not thinking about missing

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Farm Animals Help Children Overcome Trauma

Our Chica program in action! Rescued farm animals are helping children of addicted and incarcerated parents find back to joy and build resilience. More and more grandparents are raising young children due to unavailability of one or both parents. This is happening to such an extent that the newest generation is now sometimes referred to as the ‘Heroin Orphans’. While

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Riding High

Today, our sanctuary was blessed with the visit of several young children who made it out despite the chilly weather. When the children were asked if they wanted to meet the cows or the horses first, they chose the horses. So, we introduced them to Ms. Molly, a particularly sweet horse. Despite her enormous size, she has incredible sensitivity. Being

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