Haven Horse Ranch

Rating: 4.86 stars   50 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Health

Location: 7333 County Road 208 St. Augustine FL 32092 USA

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 80 children speak their first words ever. We have seen more than 55 children walk theoir 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 650 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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have had the honor as a board member of Haven Horse Ranch to see happy smiles from therapy students as well as riding students. When a student wants to show how well they are performing, it speaks volumes of the program, staff, and their commitment to the organization! If you are looking for a program where the student is number one, then Haven Horse Ranch is the place!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have just started helping at Haven Horse Ranch and am just sorry I didn't get involved sooner. At the ranch, special needs children have taken their first steps or spoken their first words while interacting with wonderful horses that seem to know just what each child needs. Youth have learned that it is more important to turn their negative thoughts and actions into something positive while working with the horses and the needs of something other than themselves! It is like a large family, everyone different but all part of the family! Thank you Haven Horse Ranch!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

It's been said you are known by the company you keep. In that case we are in great company because Haven Horse Ranch has been blessed with the greatest volunteers and staff anywhere. What makes them great is their committment to the children and the mission. Each of them gives so much of their time and of themselves to the betterment of the lives of those we serve. It makes it such a joy to work with them on a daily basis. They are truly the backbone of this organization and they deserve the highest of accolades for all they do!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been honored to work with a group of people for many years now who are more like family than anything else. Everyone pitches in, everypone takes our mission to serve children with everything they have. And best of all, so many are straight up volunteers who don't necessarily know the children we serve, only that they need help so they jump in with both feet and do what they can. It has been an amazing journey for the last 23 years and one we look forward to continuing on for many years to come.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I proud to be a board member at Haven Horse Ranch. This excellent organization strives to improve the quality of life for anyone who comes to the ranch. The Equine Therapy Program has been very successful in positively changing the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Haven Horse Ranch also works with at risk teenagers who are taught strong values and ethics. The needs of others are numerous and Haven Horse Ranch reaches out to assist. It is a haven for all.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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