The families are often overwhelmed by their child's mental disability. Gaïa offers holistic care for these people thanks to:
The association helps around 70 people per year.
"Before I knew the farm, every day was the same! At Gaïa, every day is a pleasure."
Children are offered several therapeutic activities involving pet therapy or zootherapy, including horse-riding and workshops with small farm animals (rabbits, goats, etc.).
Zootherapy makes it possible to work on notions such as self-confidence, overcoming phobias, balance, autonomy, and responsibility.
The association has also chosen to use organic farming as the main activity for the social integration of these youths. Those aged over 16 can follow vocational farming courses to help them find a job in the region
Zootherapy makes it possible to develop notions such as self-confidence, overcoming phobias, balance, autonomy, and responsibility.
Gaïa includes art therapy in its program for the development of behavioral capacities and relationship skills. The center offers activities such as music, theater and dance. The associations' workshops are unique in that they involve the outside world. The activities are done in pairs, with beneficiaries from the Farm and secondary or high-school students from a nearby school. The objectives are twofold:
Gaïa is building a space devoted to art therapy, which will be the Farm's cultural center.
The Air Liquide Foundation is helping to renovate Gaïa's cultural center and buy sound equipment.