What We Do
Sometimes it is hard to talk to a professional counselor in a “professional” office setting. Although we are professionals – our approach is a little different. We offer counseling, life-coaching, tutoring, for individuals, couples, and families. We have several rescue animals that are sometimes incorporated into counseling appointments.
Why We Do It
Linda Ozier, Executive Director, started as a counselor and worked for different counseling agencies specializing in helping children heal. She already had a cat rescue at her home. One day she had to bring newborn kittens to work with her because the mama cat had passed. One of her clients, a rather withdrawn little boy who had suffered abuse from his estranged father, was having a hard time staying calm while talking about the abuse.
This little boy had learned that when faced with hard things all he could do was strike out by kicking, yelling, hitting… But that fateful day – he held a kitten that was so vulnerable and needy – he was able to reach out and finally talk about the abuse. What an eye opening experience!
Because Linda saw a need for special technique involving the animals, she purchased property with a barn and turned the home into a counseling office. We have rescued horses, goats, chickens, donkeys, bunnies, dogs, ducks, pot belly pigs, and cats!
Our Mission Statement
To provide hope and healing for individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of life issues regardless of their ability to pay. To provide safe refuge for neglected and homeless domestic and farm animals.
Our Vision Statement
To become a recognizable source of comfort, hope, healing and community for the people of Kosciusko County and surrounding areas.