H.O.P.E.-full Pastures

Name of Non-Profit Organization * H.O.P.E-full Pastures
Today’s Date: * Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Organization’s website https://www.hopefullpastures.org/
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number * 85-0515670
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? * 2020
Address * 1926 Ross Hanover Road
Hamilton, OH 45013
United States
County * Butler
Your Name * Kathleen Sheldon
Your Title * Administrative Assistant/Co-Grant Writer
Your email address * hopefullpastures01@gmail.com
Your Phone Number (513) 889-8826
Executive Director’s Name * Christa Carrero
Executive Director’s email address * info@hopefullpastures.org
What is the mission of your organization? At H.O.P.E.-full Pastures, we strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment to help vulnerable youth overcome fear, loss, and trauma. Our hope is to restore lives by promoting healing, order, peace, and encouragement.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (1) Animals
  • (3) Children
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
We LOVE children and have a heart for those who have endured childhood trauma, including suffered loss, neglect, abandonment, and abuse. We strive to create a safe, therapeutic environment to help vulnerable youth overcome fear, loss, and trauma. We exist to provide a secure, family atmosphere where each child can receive acceptance, a positive experience for children and families through animal-assisted intervention sessions in a peaceful, calm, rural setting.

Animals provide a purely non-judgmental space for individuals to work out their problems. Statistics prove that working with a therapy animal has resulted in behavioral improvement in children. We believe that the unspoken connection one can have with an animal can help aid in the healing process. The presence of animals themselves is soothing and can more quickly build rapport between a therapist and a client. This is why we believe that our program is so essential.

Our First Steps Program offers 6 90-minute sessions during the year for the child with a trained advocate which entails animal care, bonding, building trust, play, purposeful conversation, and curriculum promoting healing. While the child is in his/her session, our Family Mentor serves to be a listening ear to the parents who remains onsite and lead them in parenting classes.

We also provide community outreach events through serve day projects and opportunities for our program families to interact with each other in fun settings like hayrides, summer day camps, and fishing outings.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? * Yes, Grades 6 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web. Our H.O.P.E. Volunteer Program allows all ages to be a part of a community serving children who suffer from trauma or are in foster care. We are always in need of volunteers to serve as child advocates, help with child care, work with the animals, and those who like to do service projects. We have opportunities for the entire family!


Volunteer coordinator Julie Klosterman
Volunteer coordinator’s email address hopefullvolunteers@gmail.com