Harmony Farm Sanctuary
2023 - 2025 Strategic Plan
We envision a world where people and animals are safe
to live out their lives free from harm and our planet is treated with respect.
To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. I should be unwilling to take the life of a lamb for the sake of the human body. I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to the protection by man from the cruelty of man.
— Mahatma Gandhi
Harmony Farm Sanctuary (HFS) became a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2015. HFS rests on 10-acres of land in Central Oregon and is home to approximately 150 animal residents, many of whom came from situations of neglect, abandonment, or abuse. HFS is 100 percent volunteer-run, which means that it relies entirely upon its dedicated and passionate volunteers and supporters. Day-to-day operations at HFS are overseen by the Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is a group of devoted individuals who manage volunteers, oversee animal care, maintenance and fundraising, engage in our community, organize advocacy activities, promote sustainability at the sanctuary, and much more.
In addition to rehabilitating and providing lifelong refuge for its animal residents, Harmony Farm Sanctuary is committed to doing its part in building a more compassionate world. To this end, HFS offers educational tours, participates in community engagement events, assists in animal rescues, and advocates in support of animal welfare policy. HFS also works alongside other community organizations. HFS has partnered with the Heart of Oregon YouthBuild program for at-risk adolescents since 2015. YouthBuild participants visit HFS two or three times a year and help build animal shelters, plant trees for shade, and more. HFS has also partnered with the Sisters Life Skills and Transition program since 2015. Special education students visit HFS weekly to help scoop horse manure, groom horses, and learn other life skills such as mindfulness, communication and assertiveness skills while safely interacting with the animal residents. HFS has collaborated with Sisters Parks and Recreation, Bend Parks and Recreation Summer Kids Program, Central Oregon Partnership for Youth (COPY), Friends of the Children, and the Lodge for elderly people in Sisters. Harmony Farm Sanctuary plans to collaborate with schools in the area. One of HFS’ hopes is for visitors to leave with more compassion, mindfulness, empathy and kindness towards themselves and others.
Harmony Farm Sanctuary's 2023-2025 Strategic Plan identifies the organization’s core activities and outlines its three-year goals. To guarantee that the strategic planning process was collaborative, input was provided by HFS’ Leadership Team, active volunteers, and our Board of Directors. The 2023-2025 Strategic Plan will ensure that Harmony Farm Sanctuary continues to be a safe haven for people and animals and that the organization will become an advocate in the fight for a food system free from harm.