Meet the miniature horses that support grieving children at South Florida nonprofit’s open house
Published: August 27, 2021
The feelings stemming from the loss of a loved one can’t be described in words. For a child, the trauma on their mind and body is immeasurable. That’s where Tomorrow’s Rainbow steps in, providing a special place for children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of a loved one and/or trauma.
Here, children ages 3 through high school can interact with miniature horses and other animals in a mini ranch setting while receiving grief support with their families. Horse interactions are incorporated with therapeutic play, peer support groups, and individual therapy. The mission was expanded last year to include individual therapy through an on-site clinical services program. Most services are provided at no cost.
To mark its 16th anniversary, Tomorrow’s Rainbow is hosting an open house event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on October 5. The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the organization’s mission and will include tours, a DJ, light refreshments, a sweet sixteen dessert bar, and a chance to meet the herd. Pre-registration is not required.
Tomorrow’s Rainbow, the first and only stand-alone children’s grief support center supporting the tri-county area, also offers Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support groups sponsored by Broward Healthy Start Coalition.
Each year, Tomorrow’s Rainbow provides direct grief support to about 500 children, teens, and their families and supports thousands more through workshops, community advocacy, and mission-focused events. The organization is funded solely through the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporate donations.
For more information, visit http://www.tomorrowsrainbow.org.