LGBTQIA+ Youth Group
6 weeks | Saturday | 10 am – 11 am | high school-aged youth | Start Date – April 29 | End Date – June 3
This 6-week equine-assisted therapy group is for high school-aged LGBTQIA+ community members to explore their identity, learn strategies for responding to stress, and build supportive community. Each week will have a topic focus, activity with the horses, and a reflection opportunity. And some weeks will also have an art activity involved!
Cost: $270 private pay; Insurance accepted (Aetna, BCBS, Kaiser, Moda, PacificSource)
Please note: Group cost does not include intake session cost.
Maximum of 8 participants
Monthly | Saturday | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Adults 18+ | May 20, June 10, July 15, August 12, September 16
Are you looking to find a sense of peace and calm? Are you feeling burned out and in need of some space to recharge and clarify your purpose? Our Herd Meditations offer a mix of facilitator-guided and self-guided meditation, alongside journal and art prompts.
This year, we’ll have a grounding theme for each month’s meditation and reflection:
May 20 – Awareness
June 10 – Acceptance
July 15 – Clarity
August 12 – Appreciation
September 16 – Self-compassion
Cost: $35/session or $30/session when you register and pre-pay for 3 or more sessions. Due to insurance’s guidelines regarding medical necessity and what is considered a medical service, Herd Meditations are not an insurance covered benefit and our providers cannot file insurance claims on your behalf for this service.
Maximum of 10 participants
Queer Youth (and allies) Connect (QYaC)
Monthly | Saturday | 10 am – 11 am | high school-aged youth | July 15, August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 9
Community matters. Connections are important. And… they can be hard to find. We’ve heard this theme over and over – especially in the last 3 years. So we’re responding.
Join us to meet other LGBTQIA+ youth and allies, spend some time with the horses, and learn more about yourself.
Cost: $35/session or $30/session when you register and pre-pay for 3 or more sessions. Due to insurance’s guidelines regarding medical necessity and what is considered a medical service, QYaC is not an insurance covered benefit and our providers cannot file insurance claims on your behalf for this service.
Maximum of 10 participants
*If you’re an LGBTQIA+ adult and/or ally who is reading this right now and thinking, “Gosh, I wish they offered a QYaC equivalent for adults.” SEND US AN EMAIL RIGHT NOW AND TELL US! Enough interest, and you’ve got yourself a group!: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID Precautions for Groups
Our equine-assisted services facility is primarily an open air facility. Effective April 3, 2023, OHA is no longer requiring masks for in-person services, and CHERIISH will transition to a masks-optional facility. If you are sick or have a known COVID exposure, we ask that you not attend group until you are healthy and/or have completed your COVID-exposure precaution window as defined by the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/if-you-were-exposed.html
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