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Therapeutic Grounds Project

THE NEED

Currently, On With Life is lacking an outdoor environment for those in rehabilitation and their family members. We have limited outdoor areas for persons served to explore, places that a young parent can play with his or her child, or places where families can relax and have a respite from the challenges of their new normal. In addition, the outdoor grounds at On With Life are almost entirely undeveloped and inadequate for delivering therapy, with very few hard surfaces suitable for wheelchairs. 

THE SOLUTION

Over the next two years, with philanthropic support, On With Life plans to transform 1.5 acres of green space into multi-faceted outdoor ADA-accessible therapeutic grounds that will provide sensory stimulation experiences, therapeutic challenges and respite for those On With Life serves and their families. The therapeutic grounds transformation will consist of multiple outdoor therapy areas including an enabling garden, music/zen garden, putting green, amphitheater, family shelter, butterfly garden and all-inclusive playground. The creation of this new outdoor space will have numerous physical, psychological and social benefits. Working within this type of outdoor setting helps rehabilitation feel less like therapy and more like real-life.


On With Life Therapy Grounds

YOU CAN HELP

To inquire about ways in which you can support the Therapeutic Grounds project, please visit the Make a Donation page or contact the Foundation at 515-289-9611 or at foundation@onwithlife.org. 

RECOGNITION AND NAMING RIGHTS

All donations are necessary and appreciated in order to complete this project. Donations of $5,000 or more will receive recognition in the therapeutic grounds. In addition, naming opportunities exist for each single component of the grounds. Donations of $500,000 or more will receive the opportunity to name the entire grounds.

CONTRIBUTORS, TO DATE

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who have already made significant financial contributions 
($5,000 or more) to the On With Life Therapeutic Grounds:

CURRENT THERAPEUTIC GROUNDS PARTNERS