How COVID-19 affects Hope Reins.


How COVID-19 affects Hope Reins.

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to pose health and safety risks to our community and the world at large, Hope Reins will be adhering to the recommended guidelines announced today by the White House and suspend all services for the next 15 days (April 1, 2020).

This includes all programs, trainings, tours, service groups, and barn chores.

Active volunteers will be contacted on Tuesday, March 17, with the status of their participation in ranch activities for the next 15 days.

Thank you for your patience as we work through this unprecedented situation. Please know your health, wellness, and safety are of utmost importance to us.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email:

In times like this, we must rely on the Lord and Psalm 46 that “He is our ever-present in times of trouble.

Please continue to pray for our kids and families who are hurting right now. And know that we are praying for all of you!


Kim Tschirret
Founder & CEO                        
Hope Reins

Whether you are a family we serve, a volunteer, community partner, or donor, please know how much we appreciate and value you.  As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to pose health and safety risks to our community and world at large, the goal of Hope Reins is to actively update you on how this rapidly changing pandemic affects you and the ranch you so generously support.

Q. How is Hope Reins responding to the outbreak of COVID-19?2020-03-16T13:56:27-04:00

Hope Reins is following the CDC and Wake Counties guidelines on responding to the outbreak.  This includes enhanced hygiene protocols for staff, volunteers and clients. We are also implementing a health and safety checklist for all clients and volunteers coming to the ranch.

Q. Are sessions for current Hope Reins participants still happening?2020-03-16T13:57:02-04:00

 Yes, as of March 16, 2020; After much prayer and considering the fact that our services are outdoors and one-on-one, we have decided that Hope Reins will remain open for services. Please know that given the rapidly changing environment, we will assess daily the continuation of our programs. The health and safety of our kids, families and volunteers are of the utmost importance to us.  We also know the services provided are vital for our kids and families in crisis.

Q. Is it safe for people to visit Hope Reins?2020-03-16T13:57:31-04:00

During the upcoming week of March 16, 2020, we are limiting visitors to Hope Reins staff, active volunteers and families participating in sessions.

Q. How will COVID-19 affect other Hope Reins events?2020-03-16T13:57:58-04:00

In light of the current situation, Hope Reins will be rescheduling its annual fundraising luncheon, Hope Lives Here, set for Thursday, April 30, 2020.

All indoor trainings, meetings and tours at the ranch will be canceled until further notice.

Q. Has anyone tested positive for COVID-19 at Hope Reins?2020-03-16T13:58:26-04:00

To our knowledge, as of March 16, 2020, no one on our staff has tested positive, and Hope Reins has not been notified of any volunteer or client (kids or adults) that have tested positive.

Q. Who can I contact if I have questions about Hope Reins’ response to the COVID-19 outbreak?2020-03-16T13:59:15-04:00

Please contact 919-345-4914 or

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