A sanctuary for grieving families where loss is met with compassion and grief is acknowledged as love
We are a family who lost our beloved son, brother and nephew and, in the most difficult days after his death, we found the Carefarm. In gratitude for the compassion and kindness we experienced, we pledged a $100,000 matching donation from the Daniel John Coleman Memorial Fund to build a family home for those experiencing the enormity of grief.
The Selah Family House and Carefarm is the first carefarm in the world specializing in serving the traumatically bereaved. Carefarms began more than 20 years ago in the Netherlands as a humanistic therapy where farm life — working the land, caring for animals — is the basis for healing.
Located outside of Sedona, the Selah Carefarm was created by Joanne Cacciatore, PhD, founder of MISS Foundation. In 2018, people from many countries and states visited the Carefarm to spend time in this beautiful place, to remember their loved ones and find ways to bear the unbearable.
Building a Home to Cope with Loss
“The moment I got out of the car, I felt calmed by the beauty of the autumn landscape — the red dust, the leafless trees, the rescue horses grazing in the pasture. The medallions, bearing the names of loved ones, chimed and tinkled in the breeze. For the first time since Danny’s death, I breathed without huge effort.
“While no one can take away our pain, we found great comfort at the Carefarm. Knowing that we were not alone, and accepting that love and grief are one and the same, our family wants to be part of building a place for those experiencing the trauma of loss.”
—Dan’s mom, Venessa
Join Us To Build Selah House
We can’t build it without you!
We are now more than two-thirds of the way to our goal!
We need your help!
To date, we have collected $483,786 – 70.6% – of our $685,000 goal for the Help Build the Selah House campaign.
(NOTE: Campaign progress totals updated daily)
Our Goal: $685,000
Just click the “Donate Now” button below, and you can help right now. Donations are tax-deductible. If you’d prefer to make your donation by check through the mail, please make check payable to MISS Foundation and mail to our business address: MISS Foundation, P.O. Box 9195, Austin TX 78766. Please indicate on the check’s subject line the donation is for Selah House. Please include your contact information and your email address, along with who the donation is in honor of.
*If your donation is for $1500 or more, we would prefer if you would send a check, if possible. Thank you.