Hope Is Where the Heart Is
The only free standing Grief Counseling Center in the state of Tennessee
Non-profit focused on Equine Assisted grief counseling located in Maryville, Tennessee.
Hello Everyone…Scout here!
The word for the day is PEACE.
From what we have heard around the barn, PEACE is not something that a lot of humans are feeling these days.
For me and my friends, PEACE comes in different ways.
Being together, close up or even at a distance across the field. We know that we have each other without saying a word.
When we do speak, our words are different than human words. They are quiet and unspoken, letting our actions speak louder than words. We say what we mean and mean what we say with sometimes a swift kick and then it is back to business as usual. That business is keeping our herd (family) together, even if it feels that we have no control. Together we know that we have each other.
Today, focus on the meaning of PEACE for you, for your family, for your friends…for your herd.
These are some things that my friends and I thought of that you could do by yourself or with your herd.
Practice being still, to hear PEACE.
Start writing down the words or things that bring you PEACE, so on those days that difficult to navigate, you can read them and know you have PEACE.
Make pictures of PEACE….all kinds of colors and textures.
Keep PEACE close by, in writing, art and thought.
We hope you have a blessed day of PEACE….Scout here….over and out!
My friends Brea and Ruby would like to leave you with their thought of PEACE.
Thank you to our human friend Anne Hack who took this picture
Barn volunteers 7:00 or 8:00 am & 3:00 or 4:00 pm
Office volunteers 10:00-12:30 & 12:30-3:00
See Get Involved Tab -Volunteer Your Time for more information
Current Volunteers: Volunteer training dates are listed under Get Involved Tab under More Tab-Volunteer your Time
Are you aware that persons over age 70.5 can
donate to Mane Support directly from your
qualified retirement accounts? This donation
counts towards the Required Minimum
Distribution (RMD) and does not count towards
your income (no increase in your income for taxes
or Medicare charge). This also means that Mane
Support gets 100% of your contribution with no
federal tax withheld. Please contact your financial
representative to get the paperwork to enable this
transaction. Call us if you have any questions.
MANE SUPPORT AT A GLANCE
Mane Support is a nonprofit organization that provides a ministry through equine-assisted grief counseling to children, youth, teens, and adults who have experienced a death, who are anticipating the death of someone they know or who have experienced other types of trauma. Mane Support is located in Blount County with services offered to the surrounding areas, nationally and internationally. The connection that the horse has to healing is a true journey, not a destination.
Mane Support's Leap of Faith
Over the past 15 years, it has resided in Blount County as a nonprofit and as the only free- standing Grief Center, as named by the State of Tennessee. Now with a partnership with the University of Tennessee, Mane Support has the opportunity to offer its services to Roane County, in a satellite form, with the main campus remaining in Blount County.
Mane Support’s Rockwood location, conveniently situated 8 miles from the Roane State Community College Expo Center, is offering overnight boarding for show enthusiasts, leisurely travelers and transporters.
Making A Difference
WHAT IS MANE SUPPORT?
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Mane Support is so thankful for the community and would not be able to accomplish what we do without the support of the community!
Below are just a few examples of how the community has reached out to Mane Support!
Also gift ideas that give back!