North Andover, MA- Windrush Farm has recently been awarded funding from the Women’s Fund of Essex County. Their foundation granted $5,000 to support Windrush Farm’s, equine assisted activities and their work with Amirah.
The Women’s Fund of Essex County is a community of women, families and businesses dedicated to creating social change for women and girls in need. Their vision is to empower all women and girls to meet their full potential. They raise funds and make grants to target nonprofit programs in Essex County that are changing the lives of women and girls. They raise awareness of the needs and issues impacting local women and girls as well. The Women’s Fund advisory board unanimously agreed to provide funding for equine assisted activities for Amirah; a local organization that works with women who are survivors of human trafficking, at Windrush Farm.
Amirah is a faith-based non-profit organization located in the Boston area that strives to provide a refuge for women. They provide safe homes for those that want to break free for sexual exploitation and they mobilize the greater community to create opportunities from healing, restoration and reintegration. Amirah has partnered with Windrush Farm to provide equine assisted activities to support survivor’s physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social and vocational needs.
“I am thrilled that the Women’s Fund has chosen to support the collaboration between Windrush Farm and Amirah. It is so important for these women to have continuity as they develop their relationships and trust with their horses and volunteers. The Women’s Fund has made this possible and we are all very thankful!” explained Jenna Turcotte, Program Director at Windrush Farm.
Windrush Farm is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 in North Andover. Along with survivors of human trafficking, Windrush provides equine assisted activities and therapies to adults and children with special needs, veterans, youth at risk and bereavement groups.