Growing up with her brother Chuckie, Kesti Suggs knows first hand the challenges families with special needs children face. That experience has shaped her values system and given her a sensitivity and compassion to reach out to other families dealing with tough issues. Together with her husband Randy, they believe the Lord has given them this time and place to provide services to the special needs community.
That passion, calling, and understanding has been channeled into creating Reigning Hope Therapy Services. There are a wide variety of programs provided at the farm located south of Falcon. Therapeutic services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and mental health services. In addition to traditional treatments and tools, Reigning Hope’s Therapists use a variety of unique modalities unique to the farm. Physical Therapist Amanda Huckstep shared that the best thing about serving children at Reigning Hope is that the holistic, natural environment makes it fun. Using animals and the land makes it feel less clinical and sterile. She believes that they get better results because kids don’t realize they are doing work.
It’s important to note that Reigning Hope is not just about therapy. It’s so much more! With a commitment to supporting the whole family, programs include siblings groups, summer day camps, family mixers, family weekends (coined Chuckie’s Place Weekend), recreational therapy, and special events. With a goal of helping families feel supported, encouraged, connected, and providing opportunities to create lifelong memories, Kesti and Randy feel privileged to provide programs that enhance the lives of this unique community.
As if all of that isn’t enough, horsemanship, adaptive riding, and volunteerism are also available opportunities at the farm. These programs give participants the chance to connect individually with their horses, gain unique skills, and to form a special bond with these amazing animals. Learn more about all the services and programs offered through Reigning Hope by checking out their website.
Like most nonprofit organizations, Reigning Hope relies on the generosity of donors to ensure they are able to provide high quality, impactful programming. Insurance covers many of the therapeutic services offered, but the recreational programming is offered free or at a very low cost to families. If you would like to support a family, program, or camp, donate here or reach out to Kesti to discuss how your gift can have the most impact. Additionally, Reigning Hope is currently seeking passionate volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors. Find out what that entails by reaching out to Kesti. By getting involved you can play a role in enhancing the lives of children and families dealing with special needs.