Hope Haven Horse Farm has five scholarships available for youth affected by domestic violence to participate in an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) research and pilot study.
The scholarships are being offered through the assistance of the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation.
"We are looking for five youth who would like to participate and help us in furthering the research, outcomes and success of EAGALA and its effectiveness in targeting children exposed to domestic violence," said Christy Menke, executive director of Hope Haven.
The program will consist of five two-hour group sessions -- one hour for ground exercises utilizing the horses and one hour in experimental play and classroom activities -- every Saturday from 5 to 7 p.m. from Oct. 4 to Nov. 1.
Participants need play clothes and boots or hard-soled shoes. If boots are needed, Hope Haven can supply them.
Confidentiality and liability releases, as well as all other paperwork normally required by Hope Haven or other outside agencies must be signed.
Those interested in participating should call Hope Haven at (317) 539-7162 to set up an appointment to discuss details of the project and fill out necessary paperwork.
Hope Haven is located at 10416 E. U.S. 40.