The on-site Alpine Tower Ropes Course provides a wonderful opportunity to experience therapeutic activities that encourage goal setting; team building; feelings of accomplishment; problem solving; decision making; and experiencing personal insights about challenging life events.
The stables and pastures at Assurance Home are home to approximately 6 gentle horses that are available to the young people in our program. The bond between animals and humans is both therapeutic and fun. With guidance from our Horse Expert, our young people can ride and groom these wonderful creatures and at the same time learn: patience, self-awareness, feelings of accomplishment, trust, relationship development and relaxation techniques.
Exploring the world around us can expand our knowledge and change our views of life. Assurance Home tries to create happy memories by exposing our young people to new experiences. Visiting new places is an important part of our growth. We like to explore interesting places in our community, surrounding communities and our State. Trips and vacations are planned throughout the year to create enjoyment, something to look forward to and new adventures.
Summer Youth Project
Each child who lives at Assurance Home during the summer will more than likely have a part-time summer job at a local, non-profit agency. These job experiences allow our kids to learn: job skills, social skills, budgeting & money management, improved self-esteem, development of feelings of self-reliance, independence, goal-setting and attainment. (Studies have shown that the earlier a person enters the job market the more likely they will remain gainfully employed throughout their lives).