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We walked into Oxbow for our initial visit feeling frightened, filled with grief and feelings of isolation. We walked out feeling informed, supported, a sense of relief and most importantly a feeling of hope for our son and family.
I have always been treated fairly and with respect by higher-ups at Oxbow and I respect the leadership shown by the administration. I am grateful for my job and the opportunities it provides. I appreciate the work everyone puts in to help the boys.
The staff and therapist at Oxbow were pivotal in helping our son find himself. Oxbow was the third facility he had attended almost 10 years ago. We believe the Equine Program and the patient teachers reaffirmed his self-worth. Today he is a responsible young man, fully employed and a college graduate. Back at age 15, we never thought this was a possibility. We will be eternally grateful to Oxbow for returning the son we knew but had disappeared right before our eyes. Hopefully, this letter will help another family in need.
I do really enjoy the company and I feel like they do an excellent job of helping the kids. We have great employees here who all care so much about each other and the kids. That really brings a very nice attitude about work.
I am a resident who successfully finished the program and now am living a successful life. I would like to thank all the staff, therapies, and directors for their support.
This program is awesome! I enjoy working here, making friends, feeling welcome, and making a difference. A motto I live by is to not take a job for the money, but the things it will teach you, and this job reflects that perfectly. I think this job is a great opportunity.
I thought it was a great parent seminar and I enjoyed reconnecting with some of the boys and parents from last parent seminar as well as with Oxbow staff. Our son is growing in many directions, expanding his reach, broadening his knowledge base, getting a clearer handle on some of his behaviors and attitudes that do not serve him or the community. Watching him climb to new heights and gain new perspectives is quite gratifying.Supporting all of these boys and families is not easy or trivial. Y'all have to encounter many ups and downs throughout the long days and nights. I can imagine and appreciate how much time, energy and attention goes into everyday and each kid at Oxbow. Two standout moments was listening to two of the students about to go home stand up and talk to all the parents and students about their time at Oxbow-- priceless moments and boys. It has to feel really good to see boys transition from the program and leave Oxbow with new purpose, goals and abilities. It is hard to see some of them leave and that is what it's all about.My thanks to you and entire Oxbow team for your effort and support of our son and all of the boys and families in the program.
I am profoundly thankful for the opportunity to attend parent seminar last week. I am humbled to be in the company of such committed and loving parents, and was really moved to see how invested the staff at Oxbow are in the growth and development of our sons. I have come away energized but more importantly having learned so much about how to be an effective parent. Thank you all for being part of my journey!!
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my grandson back with a more controlled and mature nature. You all showed my grandson that he was valued and loved by many. He has been home now for 1 month and I am overjoyed. You all hold a special place in my heart and I love you dearly. Oxbow was able to do what other programs could not. I'm so happy to have my grandson back. This Academy is the best thing to happen for us. All is not perfect but it is the best it's been in many years. God bless you.
I am so grateful for the entire staff. You all do so much for these kids. They are carrying such burdens and it takes a place of love to welcome them in and work for them each and every day. They have helped him grow so much this past year. I have a different child coming back to me and I am so excited!
"I am so glad I attended the Parent/Teacher conference. Not only did I learn a lot about the school, I had the privilege to meet impressive students and staff members. You're in good hands, the rest is up to you."
Today was my son's last equine session. It was a bittersweet exit, as he has mourned the loss of the peers and staff he had so reluctantly grown attached to, but reveled in the joy that his sister, with whom he had not spoken in almost 2 years, made a surprise appearance. Days before I left she announced that she was ready for closure and finally ready to see her brother. A miracle I never thought was possible. It has been incredibly emotional few days. I am overcome with gratitude for the time and effort they put into my son. Today he starts yet another program and a new chapter in his now adult life with autism. This group has meant a lot to me. My son was also able to say goodbye to the ones he will miss most, Tony (Equine Director) and Tequilla (Horse), and have an amazing reunification equine session with my very own miracle, his sister. You see miracles do actually happen, it's just when you least expect them.
Thanks again so much for taking our son to the top. He is much changed and matured. He just got his first job and we are looking forward to career counseling and even bigger and better things to come!
I wanted to reach out to you to let you know we had a fantastic recent visit with our son. He was so relaxed and fun to be with! I heard some amazing things from him. He told me that he wished he had been at Oxbow first instead of the other facilities he went to. He said he feels like he is with people that have the same issues he does and they understand. He was even using some Oxbow lingo and strategies with his younger siblings!! At the end of the day he said he couldn’t wait to tell the guys how much fun he had. I wondered if leaving would be difficult but it wasn’t – he was calm and collected and seemed more mature to me. Praise the Lord!
I see real transition happening with him and I want to be sure the staff get this feedback as well. Just seeing what it’s like there on the weekend was overwhelming for me so I want to be sure they know that their work is evident and appreciated. I love my son more than I can articulate and to have folks help him develop and grow is a blessing I cherish.
Thank you again to all involved
One happy mom
"It is great to see how far our son has developed since being at Oxbow. Pretty exciting for us.....and a huge testament to Oxbow!"