Campo Urbano, Campo del Oeste, and its programs are offered by the Sage Division of Easter Seals Blake Foundation.
Easter Seals Blake Foundation
Easter Seals Blake Foundation is an affiliate of the national Easter Seals. Since 1950, Easter Seals Blake Foundation is a nonprofit social services agency that provides an array of community-based residential, vocational, educational, and early intervention services throughout Arizona. Since 1950, we have enabled those served to reach their maximum potential for independent, productive living and developmental growth. We serve all 15 Arizona counties and positively impact the lives of more than 10,000 children, youth, adults, and families each year. Additionally, we are one of the top 10 nonprofit employers in Southern Arizona.
SAGE Employment & Community Services
SAGE Employment & Community Services is one of four divisions of Easter Seals Blake Foundation. SAGE provides Individualized Residential Supports and Job development services to individuals with disabilities who are in their late teens through adulthood and operates with a philosophy based on the belief that individuals with disabilities must be full and active participants in school, work and community occupying socially valued roles. SAGE also offers Behavioral Health Services, including Equine Assisted Mental Health services to youth.
Campo Urbano is program of the SAGE division of Easter Seals Blake Foundation. At our 7 acre ranch, we provide equine assisted programming and experiential outdoor learning opportunities to Southern Arizonans. We offer youth groups, nature-based experiential learning, and equine assisted therapy. Through these programs we serve over 150 Pima County youth; 40% of which reside in transitional foster care. Campo Urbano has Jane Goodall’s endorsement, and received the Special Certificate of Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Our programs have a strong tradition of environmental responsibility and community involvement. We aim to transform ‘youth at-risk’ into ‘youth of potential’ by helping them recognize their own strengths as assets on the path of healthy development.
We are committed to the welfare of those who participate in our programs, including our equine partners. All of the horses at our ranch were rescued; many with traumatic pasts. We strive to balance work and play by engaging horses in natural behaviors. To this end, we built slow feeders to mimic natural grazing behaviors, we keep horses in a herd to increase socialization, and implement natural hoof care.