Letter from the Founder
We are finally arriving at a crossroads. Seven years ago I dreamed of the ranch while listening to callers on The National Veterans Crisis Line. It has taken me all those years to become a charity, gather a great board, find this amazing place and turn it from a 4 bedroom home into a 10 bedroom facility adapted for the handicapped and the special needs of combat veterans. It is now time to put aside 2 x4 s and other building supplies and bring the program we planned all those years ago to life.
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 is 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.
We are grateful to everyone who have been so generous but we still need your help. This is not a cause one person can manage on their own. Please give for our hurting Veterans so that they may find peace.
Margo Rita Capparelli, Ph.D
Founder and President of the Board