Nestled in the hills of northern Georgia is a very special place where souls broken by man can come to rest, rehabilitate, and if needed, retire in a safe sanctuary.
Since our official beginning in 2004, hundreds of horses have been rescued, rehabilitated, rehomed, and if their pain is too much to bear... a humane and peaceful passing becomes our mission. The horses teach us so many valuable lessons from life skills to kindness, and they have become an integral part of our work with the more than 50 foster children with special needs who called the farm home since 2006.
The generousity of others is what makes all of this possible, and in this season of giving we hope we can count on you to help us continue to make life changing experiences possible for these beautiful sentient horses, and the very special children they will guide. A tax deductible donation of any amount will help us continue our mission, and we would be so very grateful for your support.
Three Stories of Hope...
Corinna* came to Sunkissed Acres at 16 years old and has remained part of Lori's growing family for 2 years. This gentle soul had been out of the public school system and a home environment for more than 7 years when she arrived on the farm. I don't think I have to explain how difficult institutionalized settings are for young children, especially to have to grow up in, but it is infinitely more difficult for girls. Lori's home and the Sunkissed Acres horses became her refuge when there was no place else for her to go.
Carlo* was very young when he came to Sunkissed Acres, and very small for his age. He was shy, and a child who we would all consider likely to fall through the cracks through no fault of his own. He is one 8 children who with his 6 siblings were placed into the foster care system and different homes when their infant sibling died without cause.
The children who come here to the farm have challenging life circumstances, as well as intellectual, developmental, emotional or physical special needs. These children are often the last to find a loving environment, and it is made more difficult as they move from the early childhood into the teenage years. Danny, like all the others, had special needs that made navigating our challenging world difficult. But as his trust and caring for Paris grew, so did his interest in the other animals, including the horses.