Wings of Hope Ranch is excited to announce they are a spring 2022 Mary Morton Parsons Foundation grant recipient. A $64,000 construction grant from the Foundation will support the new construction and interior finishing of a classroom and office, a 1,250 square foot space at their Forever Home.
The Ranch’s Forever Home encompasses 50 acres owned by the ministry, where the Ranch is completing construction on a 127’ x 150’ structure housing a covered riding arena, 14-stall horse barn, and programming spaces. A late summer move is planned, with programs hosted in the space beginning in the fall.
“The Mary Morton Parsons grant is a true blessing. The funding will ensure that our building’s interior spaces can be completed for use in the fall, and more importantly, is an investment that will benefit local children in crisis for years to come,” shared Julia Clark, Executive Director.
The Devotion and Sensory classroom will serve the children who attend sessions at the Ranch and have difficulty with sensory processing and emotional regulation. Occupational therapist and Vice President of the board, Dr. Kim Alford, is lending her expertise to design areas that best serve the children. The grant will support the furnishing of items that provide tactile and visual sensations that are calming and promote listening, such as adaptive seating. The Volunteer and Staff office will serve as a space for administrative work and family meetings.
In addition to the visible items such as furniture, flooring and sensory items, the Mary Morton Parsons grant will provide funding for HVAC, drywall, lighting, and Wi-Fi connectivity in the spaces.
“We are anticipating the move to our Forever Home and are thrilled that the grant will allow for these two spaces to be completed for volunteers, staff and of course the children who come for sessions each season.” Said Tina Word, Board of Directors President.