Letter from the Founder

In my different professional roles, I have had the opportunity to work with members of the military on active duty and veterans about the effects of having served in combat on their lives and relationships and the difficulties of accessing help that is effective, consistent and long term. It is through these conversations that I began to dream of creating a program based on therapies shown to be effective in the treatment of PTSD that was comprehensive and filled in the voids left by existing programs. Equinox Ranch is the creation of that vision.


The ranch is a collective effort; the board is made of successful individuals from different walks of life; each committed to offering their time and skills to serving those who have served and helping to make the ranch a success. In creating the program, we have and continue to seek advice from business people, veterans and other charities. We invite the collaboration of many others as we build this crucial program.


The Equinox Ranch program is unique in many ways. We welcome you to read through our website and discover what our plan offers those suffering from the invisible wounds of war and to contact us with any questions or comments.


 Now that the Ranch property has been purchased, renovations are moving fast, thanks to many donors - both corporate and individuals. The opening of Equinox Ranch for Veterans' healing cannot happen without more help from you. Walls on the bedrooms, beds, lighting, bathroom fixtures, heating and cooling are just some of the many needs we have.  We thank all who have been so generous. We are coming to a point where the end is in sight. We still need  your help. This is not a cause one person can manage on their own. Please give for our hurting Veterans that they may have peace.


Margo Rita Capparelli, Ph.D

Founder and Executive Director

Equinox Ranch

Telephone :  828-356-8307                      

P.O. Box 2586, Cullowhee, NC United States 28723

Equinox Ranch is a 501 (C)3 and all contributions are tax deductible (EIN-47-2269920) to the fullest extent of the law.

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