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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, Health, Rehabilitative Care, Youth Development Programs

Mission: “To assist each person with special needs in reaching their full potential through interaction and therapy with rescued horses.”

Results: Since 2010 we have heard more than 95 children speak their first words ever. We have seen more than 75 children walk their first steps ever. We have been there as countless children sit or stand or reach or hug a parent for the first time ever. That is what we do, we help all children achieve their potential.

Target demographics: children with special needs

Direct beneficiaries per year: more than 1,000 people

Geographic areas served: NE Florida

Programs: therapy for people with Autism, MS, MD, Cerebral Palsy, Down's Syndrome, traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries, learning disabilities and more.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Excellent staff. A very liberating fun experience. I look forward to my weekly appointment. Larry Hill

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am constantly amazed with how God is using Haven Horse Ranch to improve the lives of children, teens, adults and their families in our area. The miracles and life changing experiences that are a daily occurrence at the ranch are no accident. It is the vision, hard work, and dedication of the staff and volunteers at the ranch along with God's plan that make the difference. Children speaking, walking and doing things for the first time that they were never "suppose" to do. Teens turning their lives around from the wrong pathes that they were on and learning that there is a different way to live. Adults who live everyday with limitations most of us cannot even begin to understand finding an escape and joy even if for a short time on the back of a horse. It all works, and it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to make that happen. This is what Haven Horse Ranch is all about!!! As a volunteer I can only wish that I had more time to spend helping with this mission, but it has been a blessing to help and I would encourage anyone with time, talents or the financial means to contribute as well.

Previous Stories
1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I became involved with the ranch both from a fund raising and customer standpoint this year. I am extremely inpressed with the level of professionalism that they bring to their approach to everything from fundraisers to therapy and lessons for the general public. Everyone there is devoted to the kids and really give of themselves to make sure they get the best out of their experience at the ranch.

1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Haven Horse in St. Augustine Florida has helped my daughter receive equine therapy at an affordable cost. Her OT is great and we are pleased.

1 Emily119

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The therapists that work at the ranch are fantastic! The handlers are all super sweet and really know the horses and their different personalities. Everyone interacts so well with one another and the ranch itself is beautiful.

carolkidder

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great things happen at Haven Horse Ranch...
How they help children with special needs is out of this world. .
Seeing the changes these children have made doing equine therapy is priceless. ..
GOD bless those who work and volunteer at haven horse ranch

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

The owner is terribly rude and lacking in hospitality and good business manners. Staff is wonderful but the owner spoils the bunch...

Comments ( 1 )

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Ric L. 08/14/2014

We do our best to see that everyone has a great experience here at Haven Horse Ranch, keeping our mission and commitment to children with SPecial Needs first and foremost. Regrettably sometimes we fall short of meeting everyone's expectations and we apologize for that. We will continue to do our best to meet everyones needs and expectations and hope that if or perhaps when we fall short, we will be judged on our total efforts and not just one isolated incident.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

My daughter has gone to camp there for the past 2 years and loves it.

Tammy18

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My son participates in the therapy program at Haven. In only four months time, we have seen great improvements in his posture, patients and confidence. He truly lights up every week as he see Fancy walking towards him. I couldn't be more happy with the staff too! We feel like family.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure of visiting Haven Ranch and was immediately struck at how much Love, compassion and hard work goes into this facility. They are truly making difference in other peoples lives and are nothing short of a Blessing.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have visited Haven Ranch a few times, and just walking the grounds, meeting the folks and seeing the horse's, gives me a humble awww, feeling! Seeing and knowing how the ranch helps so many, is incredible! My mother in-law had MS, and over time, confined to a wheelchair. If we could have had a place such as Haven, what an experience she would have had! Mom didn't get the chance, but knowing so many others can experience the joy and knowing the confidence it instills is incredible! Thank You Haven Horse Ranch, for ALL that you do, and the LOVE you share thru the program of horses! So honored to know you, and see all you do thru HIS work!! Can't wait for another visit, and horse ride!!