"You can never underestimate the power of hope" - Amanda Bocik, Executive Director | Agape
Whether young or old; whether the challenge is
physical, emotional, social, or spiritual - we want to help.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
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Agape serves all kinds of individuals and groups including families with special needs, at-risk children and youth, and seniors. We have programs specifically designed for schools, churches, senior communities, veterans, and community centers. Experience something unlike anything before.Start Riding
Agape serves many people on top of taking care of the horses and facilities. It takes a small army to keep up with it all, and we’re always looking for more volunteers. If you’re looking for somewhere to make a difference, Agape is a great place to spend some time. Consider volunteering today.Learn More
With serving as many people and horses as we do, we’re constantly in need of resources. From monetary gifts to tractors and farm equipment, Agape depends on the generosity of its donors and partners to continue the mission of providing hope.Give Today
Agape cultivates personal growth by strengthening the mind, body, and spirit through unique horse-facilitated experiences.
We believe that lives can experience healing and joy in an environment where unconditional love and the wonderment of a horse connect, creating a haven for unbridled hope.
Some of our Programs
Common diagnoses include but are not limited to Autism, Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, PTSD, ODD and Down’s Syndrome.
"It is a joy to see something that is, in fact, a clinical situation have such a magical result. The immediacy and intensity is amazing to me. I can wait a long time for that to happen with my students; the fact that it can happen so quickly is just awesome."− Lynn Baize, Teacher | Indiana School for the Blind
"For some guests, we had simple victories: a brighter smile, a reason to go outside, a simple phrase expressing enjoyment. Other guests enjoyed reminiscing about horses, and the program provided a space to not only socialize with each other about the minis, but also with the minis. A couple of our guests really loved talking to the horses and could have held conversations with them for hours!"− Joanna Lowe, Family Case Manager | Joy’s House
"Our students loved interacting with the horses and gaining academic skills through hands-on experiences. However, we were most impressed by the enthusiastic and dedicated Agape staff and volunteers. They had a huge impact on our program and the youth we serve!"− Brittany Kronmiller, Director of Children & Youth Services | John H. Boner Community Center
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Role Description: The Site Director serves as a primary advocate and administrator of Agape therapeutic horsemanship lesson programs at Agape’s location at IU Bradford Woods in Martinsville. Responsibilities include the planning, coordination and scheduling of programs in collaboration with IU Bradford Woods staff, as well as teach a variety of EAA/T lessons.
Position Description: Oversee all aspects of barn, facility and site maintenance, as well as horse care in collaboration with the Equine Coordinator. Ensures optimal functioning of building systems including mechanical, electrical, fire/life safety, and equine safety. Manage a team of stable assistants in the maintenance of the barn, grounds, and equine care. Oversee contractors for facility renovations as needed. Must be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.