Higher Ground prides itself on serving participants nationwide of all race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, socioeconomic status, and marital status.

 

Military

There is no other program in the country that offers the whole-life healing that we do at Higher Ground. We are the only program that invites the spouse or other supporter to be part of the journey. Together, the pair forms a new unit with other veterans and supporters in their program. They take on new challenges. They talk.

They listen. They feel heard. They feel hope.

The real healing begins when they head home. Higher Ground guarantees the veteran can stay active in recreation by providing the equipment and finances needed. We also commit to three years of follow-up support. We check in, we encourage, and we help them remember that they are not in this alone.

This is where it all began...a place of extraordinary beauty with recreational possibilities to match. The Sun Valley community believes that people of all abilities should be able to experience the healing powers of the mountains.
That is why Higher Ground was born.

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We are here because there are over 300,000 veterans living in Los Angeles County. And they need our support.

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Western New York is home to another one of the largest veteran populations in the country. It is also a place of great natural beauty and a strong, family-oriented community — the elements that have made our Sun Valley program so successful.

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Recreation

Special Olympics: “Brave in the Attempt to Win”

This is the motto that guides the Higher Ground Special Olympians. As the Wood River Valley’s official Special Olympics affiliate, we serve over 50 children and adults with this year-round program. Our recreational therapists work with the athletes to set goals, train hard, make healthy choices, and feel a part of the team. Through this, they gain self-confidence, physical skills, communication strategies, teamwork abilities, and better understanding of social cues.

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Summer Recreation

A program for ages 4 and up (adults, too!) that teaches life and social skills through a traditional day camp experience. We join other local camps so that our campers feel like vital members of the community, and the community becomes even more accepting of people with disabilities.

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Winter Recreation

An individualized program for children, teens, and adults, focused on helping them enjoy winter activities at the highest possible integrated level. We are also able to provide discounts on ski passes, lessons, and adaptive gear for any local residents with disabilities.

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Members Only Club

Weekly fitness group for local adults with disabilities.

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