Mane Support Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

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Location: 2919 Davis Ford Road Maryville TN 37804 USA

Mission: Mane Support provides a ministry through equine assisted grief counseling services to reach children, youth, teens, adults, and families who have experienced a death, anticipating the death of someone they know, or who have experienced other types of trauma.
Target demographics: children, youth, teens, adults, and families that have experienced a death, anticipate the death of someone they know, or who have experienced other types of trauma.
Geographic areas served: East Tennessee

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Mane Support and Kim Henry since March when we got matched on some consulting efforts through a grant program. I think Kim and I may just be kindred sisters at heart!! She has the most amazing spirit and I am just in awe of the way she touches so many lives by assisting in their healing process.
I recently learned a child I fostered last year had been through a group therapy program at Mane Support and guess who her instructor was... Kim. I was able to reconnect them over the phone. Its really such a small world.
I am just beginning to learn what Mane Support does and who they serve but I know they fill a need that can't be found anywhere else for hundreds of miles.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Kim's tenderness in becoming my friend.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing. They already have so much change they are the process of this year.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I recently began volunteering with Mane Support this summer. I feel that the Mane Support non-profit organization is supported by people who truely wish to provide a caring structure to aid individuals and groups through emotionally difficult times. Mane Support offers a unique approach to improving the lives of people by integrating wonderful equines into their programs. The people who come together and provide the structure for the organization are experienced, open, friendly and very understanding individuals. I have really enjoyed working with everyone at Mane Support and I feel very optimistic and confident in the organization's ability to help people find peace in their hearts and minds.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Everyone their has experienced a loss of loved ones. Coming together and working through activities and games while enjoying good food and company is a recipe for laughter, healing and good times!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

We are in the process of going "green"!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello, My name is Rachel and I started volunteering at mane support during last summer, and now I have come back to help again this summer. I would help during the year, but I have to go to my school out of state. Anyways, I enjoy volunteering for Mane support because it fills a special place in my heart. I know I am helping the community even if it is scooping poop and filling water buckets. My job creates a clean and inviting atmosphere for the patients who interact with the horses. Therefore, I intend on volunteering in any way I can as long as I can.
By the way, The Mane support stables are the cleanest stables I have ever seen!!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the smiles on the people's faces who come there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help it reach more people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became a client of Mane Support, a few years ago, due to numerous deaths in my family and some long time friends. While at the same time I was working through Post Traumatic Stress..... It was hard for me to imagine I may once again feel the stirrings of a smile in my heart and hope again.
The love, compassion and support of Kim Henry is a rare gift to find and a blessing that will stay with me. The staffs kindness and encouragement also circles around you. And then their are the magnificent presence of the horses. Being a city girl, this was new to me. Horses pick up on your inner emotions and while working with them you begin to feel healing. Amazing, all that is weaved together within " Mane Support " that gives out so much healing and safeness.
Eventually I became a volunteer and I am so grateful to be part of Mane Support and all they give, with their hearts, in helping others....
Please donate what you are able, to help this organization continue to reach out to hurting people.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Working through grief and post t s.....

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Keep doing exactly what they do!!!!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been completing an internship with Mane Support Inc. this summer. While I expected to be treated nice and professional, I was blown away by the kindness of the staff. It is as if you become family, you can see the care, concern, and compassion that they put into every project. Kim Henry does a wonderful job of balancing her various roles and keeping a well educated, respected, and motivated staff. Not to mention the respect given to the clients, volunteers, and horses. While interning here I have experienced several deaths in my own family and at each time my well being and needs were evaluated. At Mane Support it is what is best for the person(client, staff, volunteer, or otherwise), what is best for the family, and what can we do to help! An organization that may be small in number, but big in heart!! Five stars all the way, I have never volunteered with an organization who believed its mission and cared so much!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My education and everyday life. The organization has had an impact on my education by teaching me new tools to use in my field. In my everyday life it has taught me to be a more open, flexible, self-motivated person. Also, to love what you do and believe what you do makes a difference! Put your priorities in order and take time for your self are also lessons that Mane Support has taught!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think the changes that need to happen with any organization happen gradually and by learning as you go along.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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