Veterans returning home sometimes struggle to find a place where they feel like they belong. In Central Oregon, a ranch is supporting them with help from the land.
Alison Perry founded Central Oregon Veterans Ranch. A licensed trauma therapist with a brother who’s an active-duty helicopter pilot. she’s now the ranch’s executive director. Veterans work together on the 19-acre farm, which started in 2015 as a form of “eco-therapy,” which Perry said has proven healing benefits. She called the ranch “agri-therapy.”