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Ranch for Kids

Restored Wings Ranch for Kids, A Safe Home

Restored Wings has purchased a ranch that will provide a safe and peaceful refuge for trafficked children. The Restored Wings Home for Kids will be the first and only recovery home for children in the state of Nebraska. It will take a little time to get the home prepped and ready to open and we will let you know once we are open for housing

The greatest need according to law enforcement and safe homes across the country is a safe place for girls 12 to 18. Our future desire is to expand and build more homes on this acreage and eventually purchase more land nearby for even younger boys and girls.

This acreage will be an addition to the RW women’s home so that we are able to help trafficked adults and children heal from the psychological effects of complex trauma.

This will provide a home and a family atmosphere for child victims and survivors of human trafficking. It is a safe and compassionate environment where they can begin to heal.

What the Restored Wings Ranch will offer:

  • Psychiatric and counseling services
  • An education following the Nebraska Statutes 
  • Medical services by community partners
  • And various therapeutic programs uniquely designed for the development of a child survivor

Just a Few Reasons Why

  • One in 10 children will experience contact sexual abuse in the U.S. before age 18 – Townsend, C. & Rheingold, A.A
  • The average age a girl is lured or forced into sex trafficking is just 15 years old. — National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • 83% of victims in confirmed sex-trafficking incidents were identified as U.S. citizens. — US Justice Department
  • Child sex trafficking is the fastest-growing crime in the world. — United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • One in 25 children (10-17) will receive an online sexual solicitation -Wolak J., Finkelhor D., Mitchell K., Ybarra M. Online “predators” and their victims
  • Over one-quarter of male victims of completed rape experienced their first rape at or before the age of 10. – Barth, J., Bernetz, L., Heim, E., Trelle, S., & Tonia, T.
  • Family members are likely to be a child’s first trafficker, bringing them into the world of commercial sexual exploitation. According to the Polaris 2018 Fact Sheet, 27% of sex trafficking cases reported to the USA’s National Human Trafficking Hotline in 2018 were instances of familial trafficking. Furthermore, in 2018 and 2019, familial trafficking was the second highest reported means of entering the world of commercial sexual exploitation. – Polaris
  • Ritual Abuse Trafficking (SRA, ORA, RA) is prevalent and is in large and small cities nationwide. “These child survivors become the adult survivors we meet in our program today.” – Julie Shrader from survivor testimonies

How You Can Help

We need funding today in order to purchase a recovery home for trafficked children & YOU can be a part of this answer. We invite you to be a part of this amazing recovery home for children by pledging and giving. To make a pledge to donate when we find the home, please email us at info@restoredwings.org for information.

How you can help the Ranch for Kids program

Therapy Animals

RW has been blessed to adopt horses and small cows for our adult women to care for. The women in the RW home and program currently have begun learning how to care for the animals by way of feeding, watering, brushing, cleaning up after and laying fresh bedding. As survivors learn how to care for these large animals, they learn trust and build self-awareness. The benefits of animal interaction for children with sexual traumas can have a calming effect, help improve motor skills, and improve the child survivor’s ability to interact socially and increase eye contact with both the animals and the people around them.

Animal Assisted Therapy

Animal-assisted therapy is a therapeutic intervention that incorporates animals, such as horses, dogs, cats, and birds, into the treatment plan

Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT): A broad term referring to services provided by a licensed health professional that incorporates horses into the therapy process.

Equine Assisted Activity

Equine-Assisted Activity (EAA): Refers to services provided by a non-licensed professional that utilizes the inherent therapeutic benefits of being around horses to enhance non-clinical activities.

Cow Cuddeling

Cow Cuddling involves meeting, sitting with, cuddling, and scratching hand-raised cows on a farm. The slower heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone.

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