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Mission Statement

Marley’s Mission is a non-profit organization that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children, and their families, who have experienced trauma. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) has shown evidenced-based efficacy in patients who have experience abuse and now suffer with depression, anxiety and other symptoms as a result of abuse. Research and observational findings have shown EAP yields a variety of psychotherapeutic benefits such as: confidence; self-efficacy; self-concept; communication; anxiety reduction, and most importantly... trust.


Marley's Mission houses several horses on a large piece of property in Newton Township, outside of Scranton, PA. Trauma specialists and counselors work alongside equine specialists utilizing groundwork with horses in conjunction with a specialized treatment plan for clients who have experienced trauma.

Marley's Mission hosts several fundraising and awareness events throughout the year in order to provide their services free of charge.



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by Janice D. from Scranton, PA (January 19, 2017)
I did try to volunteer to this organization. My opinion, is the concept of the program is a great one, but I question why this program is in existence. Both my daughter and I have experience working with children with all types of disabilities, some of them emotional. We were side walkers for the horse, and also side walkers for the child at another facility. Marley's Mission, first of all, very difficult to get any contact or communication with. Then when you finally do, they tell you that it will cost you $50.00 per person, which would be $100.00 for my daughter and I together, for a background check. Why should we have to pay for a background check when we are giving our time and experience for free. You must be kidding. I do not recommend, and if this was a problem, had we been sucked into this organization, what else would I find out that would be unethical or inappropriate????