People who suffer from serious mental health issues often face a range of barriers that prevent them from enjoying successful, productive and enriching lives. Barriers can include a lack of access to education, lower rates of employment and social isolation.
Peace Ranch is a community mental health agency offering supportive housing and social recreational rehabilitation programs to individuals with serious mental illness, enabling them to live and work in a community atmosphere. Located on a beautiful 25-acre farm in Caledon, Peace Ranch provides a unique rural setting for whole health and healing.
Thanks to a United Way-funded program at Peace Ranch, participants are finding hope and peace through social recreation programs that include cooking, hiking, music, art, gardening and animal care.
Peace Ranch provides an ideal environment for mental health recovery and a sense of calm and clarity from being outdoors. The program provides a nurturing, supportive environment where clients can cultivate friendships, develop self-confidence, improve physical health, and gain a sense of motivation and empowerment.
Participants in the program report feeling a sense of self-worth, making a positive contribution to their community, overall confidence, improved physical health, a sense of teamwork, friendship and creativity.
With your support, we are working together to ensure even our most vulnerable residents have the opportunity to enjoy a sense of connection to their community and to create a fulfilling and vibrant life.