Due to COVID and no fundraiser, we have had to look at other ways to fund components of our programming. We had several individuals/couples step up to sponsor a horse for a year. Dr. William and Karen Shaw have been very supportive of our equine program and we are deeply grateful for their continued commitment to the horses and women we serve. In generously sponsoring Gigi’s care, they have made it possible for her to thrive while she teaches individuals important life skills. Thank you for making positive transformations possible!

Gigi specializes in helping people learn to ground, honor the boundaries of others, and be assertive. She is also very skilled at teaching individuals to become aware of their own feelings and how they can impact those around them. Over the past three years at Mahala’s Hope, she has touched the lives of many including trauma survivors, women in recovery, grief groups, men’s groups, and leadership groups. She readily shares her insights with those around her and is extremely sensitive to changes in her environment. This sensitivity makes it possible for her to pick up on the feelings of the individuals working with her and she then shares her insights so that they may learn more about how they affect others and how they are perceived by others.

After working with her one participant said, “Gigi has taught me to seek my own approval instead of others, respect boundaries, and have healthy expectations. She also encouraged me to be authentic and show my true feelings. “

Your generous sponsorship has provided her with hay, grain, supplements, acupuncture, chiropractic, routine veterinary care, hoof care, and treats. We are grateful to be able to provide her with exceptional care so that she is able mentally, physically, and emotionally feel her best while she continues helping others.