Anasazi Foundation is a wilderness therapy program based in Arizona. Anasazi helps individuals who are struggling with addiction, depression, suicidal thoughts, and the consequences of at-risk behaviors. They believe that the most important way to help individuals is to heal families.
Anasazi Foundation guides participants through the Arizona wilderness—an environment free of the stresses and pressures of the outside world. While there, the Anasazi staff focuses on the seeds of greatness of each individual and helps them consider their struggles in a new light.
The Mission of Anasazi Foundation
The central mission and focus of the Anasazi Foundation is about healing and strengthening parent-child relationships. They have learned that if the family relationship is strengthened then if a child struggles again he/she has someone they can turn to for help. Everything that Anasazi does is focused on family and healing those relationships—it’s a family program. Michael Merchant, the President of Anasazi Foundation put it this way:
“[Anasazi provides] an opportunity for the child to leave behind the old and to begin new. And parents to leave behind the old and to begin new. It’s a new beginning for them, to come together and to see each other as people again—for a child to be alive to the impact that their choices are having on their family, for their parents to make changes that give that child someone new to respond to. So we spend a lot of time working with parents.”
We at ForwardWalking.com strongly support the mission of Anasazi which is “to help parents and children turn their hearts to one another, begin anew, and walk in harmony in the wilderness of the world.” We have seen miracles happen in the lives of those who have participated in the program. If you are looking for a new beginning, we encourage you to learn more about Anasazi Foundation.