The Domiciliary is a residential treatment program for up to 120 Veterans who have mental health and vocational goals that can be addressed during a short-term stay, up to 120 days. Veterans are welcome who are psychiatrically and medically stable and have the skills and abilities to function independently. Programming is offered at least 4 hours per day. Veterans present with multiple issues including homelessness, unemployment, addictions and emotional distress. The Veteran and family is actively involved in treatment and a commitment to change with the goal of discharge to independent housing is emphasized throughout the resident’s stay. A multidisciplinary team works closely with each Veteran, and the team follows the Recovery Model principles to support patient centered care.
The first session of Equine Assisted Learning/Healing began on Thursday, May 18th, 2017. Our facilitators met the new “HERD”. The 8 week program has begun. The horses are ready and the people are prepped. Next session everybody meets everybody and the HERD becomes complete. A new name will emerge and we become a unit. Humans and Horses learning more about each other and ourselves. We welcome you. Thank you Cory, Sue, Paula for believing in the value of this for our Veterans.