Class 28 – Crossroads Corral
Based in Seminole County, Crossroads Corral is the only equine assisted mental health option in Central Florida. Crossroads Corral is a completely volunteer-run organization with a primary mission is to help those suffering from PTSD and victims of abuse regain the confidence and trust needed to move past their current situation. With a special emphasis on treating our veterans who are suffering long after their service ends, to children as young as seven years old, who, through no fault of their own, have experienced unimaginable situations, Crossroads Corral uses horses to teach trust where other methods have failed.
Class 28’s legacy project was to help Crossroads Corral expand its ability to provide therapy by covering its outdoor therapy corral. Due to heat and rain, almost half of scheduled therapy sessions have to be canceled. As the project progressed, Class 28’s goals expanded to include:
-A workday at the farm to move 3 truck-loads of dirt and refurbish 7 turn-out corrals and the yard at the “Moose Lodge.”
-Raise $50,000 to build a hurricane resistant, metal roof to cover a 60′ therapy corral.
-Move and rebuild the corral to allow additional development of the ranch with permanent bathrooms and a small covered events center.
Class 28 raised funding for the above projects through multiple grants from local employers as well as planning and hosting a family fun day dubbed Raise The Roof, which raised $13,000 through donations, admissions fees and auction items. To date, Class 28 has raised over $63,000.