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North Carolina 27606
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Target demographics: We have been concentrating on Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Centers as we have found that this is a greatly over-looked group that can be very lonely and in need of visitors.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Could help with a visit to a nursing home

Horse Hugs is a non-profit, all volunteer group located in North Carolina that uses miniature horses to visit patients in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, assisted care centers, special needs children, at-risk teens, prisons and juvenile detention centers.

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I have been involved with Sandy and Horse Hugs for the last 10 years. I volunteered with the group when I got my first miniature horse. I loved what they did and decided I wanted to do the same. Sandy helped me so much in the beginning and even went on some of my first visits to help. She has helped... more »
I first found out about Horse Hugs from some photos my Mom had. She has alzheimers and has become very withdrawn and depressed. I had gotten used to her sullen look until I saw how much she was smiling in these photos. I found out that these horses came into her facility often to visit and ... more »
Horse Hugs is a phenomenal organization that visits our retirement community often. Our residents light up when the horses visit, it is so therapeutic for our residents especially in our memeory care community. The horses are calming for our residents and enjoyed by all... more »
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