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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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Conquering Addiction

In today’s Brainy Monday post, we would like to introduce you to a book that is well worth reading even if you are not in substance use recovery or suffering from depression. Reading in and off itself is a helpful activity to expand one’s horizons and stimulate brain activity. However, you could combine reading and learning about your brain at

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