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Rawhide Re-Opens CHAPS Equine-Assisted Services

Rawhide, Inc., a leading residential care and outpatient counseling services provider is now accepting clients for its CHAPS Equine-Assisted Services at its Shiocton location (formerly CHAPS Academy). Rawhide announced earlier this year that it had acquired the CHAPS Academy facility to complement Rawhide’s Youth and Family Counseling clinics. Rawhide has a long history of using horses in programs and treatment with at-risk youth. “Horses have been a critical part of our residential care program since it began 52 years ago as Rawhide Boys Ranch,” stated Alan Loux, President and CEO of Rawhide.

Outpatient counseling clinics are located in four communities throughout the state: Green Bay, Appleton, Milwaukee and New London. “It strategically fits with the mission of Rawhide to serve as many at-risk youth and families as possible. Rawhide has been serving at-risk boys since 1965, and has been expanding its program to serve more members of the family via its outpatient clinics throughout Wisconsin,” stated Alan Loux, President and CEO of Rawhide.

Rawhide began scheduling appointments for the Shiocton location in June 2018 to serve youth and families, with immediate plans to develop Intensive Outpatient Programs serving girls affected by anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. CHAPS Equine-Assisted Services are now operating at the Shiocton location and will also continue at the New London campus.

About Rawhide: Rawhide offers residential care and outpatient services dedicated to helping at-risk youth and their families lead healthy, responsible lives. Located outside of New London, Wisconsin, Rawhide emphasizes a faith-based residential environment as an alternative to juvenile corrections for court-referred boys. In addition, Rawhide provides services to youth and their families through community-based programs such as foster care, outpatient counseling, equine therapy, adventure-based summer camps and Parent Weekends. Learn more about Rawhide by visiting its website at www.rawhide.org.


Contact: Aaron Geitner
Public Relations Director Rawhide, Inc.
(920) 538-5447