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the chris center
welcomes you

The Chris Center offers an innovative approach to teen wellness by connecting adolescents to nature and providing opportunities for human-animal interaction. We recognize that many teenagers in central Indiana are struggling with their mental and emotional well-being, and we strive to be part of the solution. Our programs are based on research demonstrating the health and wellness benefits of interacting with animals and participating in nature-oriented activities. These benefits include improved self-esteem and mood, increased social interaction, and decreased symptoms of anxiety and depression. To learn more about the Chris Center's programs click below.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve mental wellness for teens and pre-teens in Greater Indianapolis through education and experiences with nature and the healing power of human-animal interaction. 

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OurVision

Our Vision is for teens and pre-teens in Greater Indianapolis to be empowered to manage

their mental wellness. 

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Thank you
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Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs

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Pacers Foundation

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Wild Love

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BarnRaisers of Indiana

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Glick Foundation

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University High School, Carmel IN

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Dr Kelly Slama-McManus MD

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Stone Farm, Zionsville IN. Home of our amazing Alpaca's.

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National Alliance of Mental Illness. - Greater Indianapolis

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