Wolf Connection

wolf connection

We are a unique educational sanctuary and wilderness retreat center that brings people together through direct relationship with rescued wolves for the purpose of empowering the next generation to become authentic leaders and stewards of the earth. With the help of the animals, at-risk groups reconnect with nature, learn to be of service by responsibly caring for another being, and work towards becoming the kind of person they want to be through Wolf Therapy®. The animals help them focus on their impulses, feelings and emotions in a constructive way; they learn to forgive and give others (and themselves) a second chance.

Wolf Therapy™: We provide at-risk groups the education, character, and skill-building resources in an emotionally, mentally, physically safe and supportive environment that will allow them to grow, thrive and become contributing community members.

Rescue: We improve the quality of life of large canines by providing rescue, sanctuary, and behavioral enrichment in order to strengthen the bond and collaboration between humans and animals.

Empowerment: We integrate the animal/nature experience in education, workshops, and retreats that build self-esteem, encourage personal growth and spiritual awareness, and help prepare for the future with positive values, realistic goals, and the powerful life skills needed to achieve those goals.

Impact: On the new ranch, we will expand our current services to include overnight and weekly stays allowing for more in-depth work, a residential facility for youth transitioning into independent living, and a retreat center where people from all walks of life can find healing and hope.

We have doubled in size every year since 2010 and we are now ready to scale. We have the team, the program clients, the proven curriculum, and a unique, highly effective approach to change the lives of those that need it most. Every year we impact the lives of thousands of at-risk youth through our diversion programs.

Due to the generosity of an angel supporter and many big-hearted donors, we purchased the perfect ranch in 2015 —165 beautiful acres in the mountains of the Angeles National Forest, an hour North of Los Angeles. There is a year-round stream, two working wells and endless potential to develop a wilderness educational, retreat, and therapeutic center that will inspire all who visit to learn how to live sustainably with the land, the animals and each other.

With great effort, we managed to build a massive wolf compound and the pack moved to their forever home in May 2016. For those of you that were there it was an unforgettable day! … AND when the land, the wolves, and the humans come together … well, only amazing things can happen!

On the new ranch, we envision expanding our current services to include overnight and weekly stays, which will allow for more in-depth work. We plan on adding:

  • A residential facility for youth transitioning into independent living,
  • A retreat center where youth and families from all walks of life can find healing and hope,
  • Bunk houses for Summer and weekend camps,
  • Gathering and creative rooms,
  • A mess hall where participants can eat fresh and nutritious foods,
  • Outdoor teaching and gathering areas,
  • Two more state-of-the-art wolf compounds … in addition to the existing one

If this vision is compelling and in line with who you are and the impact you want to create in the world we want to hear from you, please contact us at connect@wolfconnection.org so together we can make this vision a reality.

With boundless gratitude,

The Wolf Connection Human and Wolf Pack.

 

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