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Phone: 815-478-4879
11900 W Offner Rd
Peotone
Illinois 60468
USA
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Target demographics: Handicapped, disabled or special needs people
Volunteers who want to assist people with disabilities in the South Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 40 plus special needs students with various disibilities like CP, MS, Autism, ADHD, Learning disibilities,Speech delays etc.and their families, plus groups from Elim , Cornerstone, St. Colletta's, The Lions Club, various preschools, Girl scouts, Brownie groups and youth groups.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Sidewalk with a student and help in a lesson. Groom a horse and put their saddles/ bridles on. General horse/animal care. Various daily chores around the farm like cleaning stalls, feeding the horses and turning them out in the pasture.

Geographic areas served: Northern Il.

Programs: Riding sessions that takes therapy out of the clinical setting and puts it in a safe and fun environment. Horse/animal care education and hands on experience.

Mission:
To provide therapeutic recreational equine activities for children and adults with special needs to experience the bond that is created between horse and rider. Empowering them to be victorious in all areas of life and reach their fullest potential.
Results:
Since inception in Oct 2007, we have grown from 5 students to 40 plus steady students in additon to hosting special needs groups for day trips to the farm. We educate them with hands on learning experience with all the animals on the farm in a safe and supervised environment. The benefits impact them physically, cognitively and psychologically. These aspects of the session awaken their awareness, increase coordination and attention span, along with giving them a CAN DO attitude to succeed in life.
Providing volunteer opportunities for school groups, individuals and community service workers to enable them to give back to their communities.

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07/23/14
This is a fantastic organization that focuses on each child's need as an individual. The care and support given is wonderful! Not only am I a client, but also volunteered while I was there. Any help given is always appreciated... more »
07/23/14
My wife and I were volunteering last summer when a very young and scared autistic little girl, maybe three or four years old, started coming. We were there the first night she came. She was afraid, no terrified, of all that was going on. The horses scared her, the people, everything. One of the ... more »
07/23/14
My son has been riding at Victory Reins for about 7 years now. When he started, he was resistant to putting a helmet on, had poor core strength, was afraid of the horses, etc. Now, he is thrilled to ride! He puts on his own helmet, has gained core strengths, basic skills, knows left from right, ... more »
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Sidewalk with a student and help in a lesson. Groom a horse and put their saddles/ bridles on. General horse/animal care. Various daily chores around the farm like cleaning stalls, feeding the horses and turning them out in the pasture.

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