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AMITOLA CARE FARM

A Sanctuary Of Love

Thanks for helping us every day in our mission to create a kinder world. We provide a safe haven for survivors of abuse, grief, and loss by connecting them with horses and other animals in nature. Our aim is to empower them to see their worth and value so that they can show love to themselves, animals, and the world.  Together, we can help to interrupt the cycle of abuse and bring more kindness into the world.

The idea of spreading a little love, compassion, and hope to our community all began with one big dream and six little donkeys.  

 

Each one of us is worthy of love in all its forms and expressions. 

Trauma, particularly abuse, can make the sun disappear and the skies grow dark.

I am the founder of Amitola, a sanctuary for animals and survivors of abuse, grief, and loss. Our safe haven is located on eight beautiful wooded acres, providing a nurturing and therapeutic setting for those seeking connection and creativity through transformational programs and the human/animal connection. 

Amitola Care Farm offers a pathway of healing and hope for survivors of abuse, grief, and loss. Our powerful connections with horses and animals in nature guide survivors home to their unique gifts, allowing them not only to heal but thrive. 

As someone who has experienced feelings of worthlessness after abuse, I understand the healing power of connecting with animals when feeling at my lowest. At Amitola, we believe that all animals possess breathtaking intelligence and wisdom. The beautiful animals at our sanctuary offer their love and presence, allowing us to experience oneness with the herd, nature, ourselves, and the creator of All.

 

Join us on this journey.  Together,  we can do great things."

Katie Wyatt, Founder, CEO

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WHY WE DO

1 in 4 women experience domestic abuse.  1 in 5 children experiences sexual abuse. With the rising number of children taken from their homes due to meth, abuse, drugs, alcohol, trafficking, or incarceration the system is overwhelmed. Women, Children & Caregivers need a sanctuary in nature to heal from trauma, abuse, and grief so we can interrupt the cycle of abuse.

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MISSION

Thanks for helping us every day in our mission to create a kinder world. We provide a safe haven for survivors of abuse, grief, and loss by connecting them with horses and other animals in nature. We aim to empower them to see their worth and value so that they can show love to themselves, animals, and the world as a whole. Together, we can put a stop to abuse and bring more kindness into the world.

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WHAT WE DO

Amitola Care Farm is a sanctuary of love nestled in an 8-acre woodland surrounded by trees. It's a special place that offers therapeutic sessions for women and children who have experienced abuse, grief, and loss. Here, they can find solace and hope by connecting with horses and animals in nature. The farm also provides one-to-one sessions, workshops, and creative gatherings that inspire self-love to encourage healing and help them move from surviving to realizing their highest potential. It's a beautiful way to bring people together for a common goal of finding peace and comfort in nature.

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DONKEY THERAPY

Are you feeling low and in need of some comfort? Perhaps sadness, loneliness, stress, or fear have taken over. Remember, tough phases don't last forever. Our donkeys are here to offer you unconditional love and hugs. Spending time with them, meditating, brushing, and embracing them can provide reassurance, love, and fulfillment. By doing so, you will release oxytocin in your brain, which is also known as the "happy hormone". This means that after visiting Amitola, you will feel more peaceful in your heart. Let our donkeys help you feel more balanced and joyful.

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HORSE THERAPY

Are you feeling down, lonely, stressed, or scared? Do you need a hug or some unconditional love? Come and heal with our therapy horses! Our mini horses offer hugs, meditation, and companionship. You can also brush and braid them while they reassure you and fill you up with love. These horses have a lot to teach us and can help you stay present in the moment. Relax and remember who you are and what you want to achieve in life. Experience the magic of Amitola Care Farm.

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BARN THERAPY

Experience the joy and wonder of spending time with our beloved animal friends. In our barnyard, you will find a family of precious goats, chickens, ducks, llamas, cats, and dogs, some of whom have overcome their challenging pasts to find happiness. Delight in the sweet songs of the chickens, the fluffy softness of the llamas, and the playful energy of the goats. Meet Hope, our therapy puppy, and embrace the love and comfort she offers. Allow yourself to let go of your worries and rediscover your inner child as you bask in the laughter, smiles, and joy that await you at Amitola Care Farm.

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FIELD TRIPS

Animals have so much to teach, and nature is a perfect classroom to educate children about themselves and the world around them.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Are you planning an event for a group of 50 or more people? We warmly invite you to Amitola Care Farm, where you can enjoy the tranquil outdoor surroundings surrounded by trees, barns, and friendly animals. Our location is perfect for creating a memorable and peaceful experience for your event.

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PROGRAMS

Transforming the lives of people who are healing from abuse, grief or from the loss of a loved one or a significant change in family structure.

Our programs helps build the resiliency of people experiencing life-altering events by providing them with knowledge, tools and skills to practice self-care and learn healthy ways to cope.​

OUR MISSION

 

To create a gentler world by providing a sanctuary for survivors of abuse, grief, and loss through therapeutic connection with horses and animals in nature, we help to interrupt the cycle of abuse by helping them recognize their worth and value so they can extend that same love to themselves, animals, and the world around them.

WHY WE DO

 

At Amitola Care Farm, we stand up for the vulnerable and voiceless and help animals and children remember that they matter and are worthy of love. The farm provides a unique opportunity for these individuals to connect with horses and other animals on 8 acres of woodland surrounded by trees. It provides a therapeutic experience for people who have been impacted by abuse, especially those who cannot live in their homes due to abuse and neglect. 

 

It is one of the first facilities of its kind in South West Indiana, and in 2023, Amitola Care Farms’ offerings of one-on-one sessions, workshops, and foster care are being expanded to include animal-assisted learning programs and additional cabins for women and children needing a safe place to rest and restore. 

 

At times, adults and children who have been in foster care may end up mistreating animals and other individuals because of the overwhelming pain and sorrow they have repressed within themselves for years. Our organization offers a secure space for children and adults to express themselves and be heard. We create a safe environment where they can connect with nature and animals to start the healing process. We provide a platform for them to release their anger, disappointment, and sadness. We also guide them in discovering their unique talents and emphasize the importance of self-care and self-love.

 

By sharing stories and experiences with our animals, we aim to instill and enhance the younger generations’ appreciation for all life and a desire to protect our planet. This way, they can lead healthy, happy lives and contribute to a more peaceful world. 

 

Our sanctuary offers therapeutic sessions designed for all of God's children and animals who have suffered abuse, grief, and loss. 

 

Katie Wyatt - Founder, CEO

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"Animals offer so many gifts, the greatest of all being unconditional love."

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GET INVOLVED & TRANSFORM LIVES

 

Sponsor one or more of our programs and you enable Amitola Care Farm to reach those who ordinarily would not have access to such programs.

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GET INVOLVED & TRANSFORM LIVES

 

Sponsor one or more of our programs and you enable Amitola Care Farm to reach those who ordinarily would not have access to such programs.

Testimonies.

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Joanne

Lots of life changing ideas to put into place/practice.

Helping with my anxiety and depression and physical symptoms - slowly becoming more mobile.  The workshop for me was very enlightening. Thankyou for all your support.

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Debbie

Even when challenges arrive, I feel a sense of calm rather than panic, and visualize a positive outcome.  No matter what your issues, situations, beliefs, concerns or fears, the workshops are run with love and passion and a energy which is infectious and inspirational.

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Loria

A huge weight lifted off my shoulders. I felt it's time for me to come out of my shell and not allow others to dominate my life. I am healing, I now have a peace about myself and I'm starting to think in a calm and positive way. This is a big step forwards for me.

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