"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.
Agape serves many people in addition to 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.
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.
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
Recent News & Events
Last week’s post discussed the horse selection process, what we look for in trial horses and how we choose which horses we go look at. This week we’re going to…
If you haven’t already noticed, we have a few new visitors at the barn! There are currently three trial horses at our Cicero location- Cinnamon, Domino and Captain. While we…