Healing Strides of VA (HSVA) serves a population of children and adults in the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas. We provide services for an umbrella of disabilities including cognitive, emotional, and/or physical with approved medical form. We specialize in the needs of people with multiple diagnoses.
We also offer a ground-based Mental Health and Education Program serving children, adults, and groups. This program is proving to be impactful in all populations facing issues such as Trauma, PTSD, and abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional). Our largest populations in these programs are Veterans, children in the foster care system, at-risk youth, and adults with PTSD. We also offer Leadership, Professional Development, and Team Building groups.
HSVA was also recently named one of only 5 US Equestrian Federation/United States Para-Equestrian Association National Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence.
In 2017, we provided approximately 5000 lessons, with our largest population served being individuals on the autism spectrum and recorded over 7000 volunteer hours. We are also the largest serving equine center in VA.