Therapeutic Riding Center Offers Financial Aid for Military Families

Military families with members who have certain physical or cognitive disabilities may qualify for therapy at the Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano.

The Shea Center in San Juan Capistrano, a therapeutic riding facility, announces a new financial aid program expressly for past or present military families with a member who has special needs.  Such diagnoses include autism, cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome, delayed speech development and over 50 other physical or cognitive disabilities.  

The available funds have been donated to The Shea Center by Reach Out OC, a fund of the Orange County Community Foundation and given specifically to serve military families living in Orange and Northern San Diego Counties, including Camp Pendleton.  Those eligible are families with a member who is currently serving, or has in the past served, on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces.  

“We have been serving both children of military families as well as service members themselves,” explains Director of Therapeutic Programs, Janelle Robinson PT. “It’s a terrific therapy for not only the participant, but the entire family.  We have a number of adult participants who have included their children or significant others as part of their work here at The Shea Center.  The best part is that it doesn’t feel like therapy or work – this is a great environment.”

For more information contact Adre Hudgson at 949-240-8441, x123.

—Information from a Shea Center release.

Brenda November 08, 2012 at 08:32 PM
We have a few programs up in the Temecula area like this and they are fantastic. My daughter was a volunteer at one and she worked with the kids and the horses and she loved every moment of it right along with them.!! Everyone consider this program as it does wonders for handicapped children and adults. I would sit up there and watch while my daughter was there and it was truly a miracle to see some of the participants open up more and more from week to week.


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