SQUARE PEG FOUNDATION

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Education, Health

Location: Pmb #402, 80 Cabrillo Hwy N., Ste Q Half Moon Bay CA 94019 USA

Mission: We turn “I Wish” into “I Can”
Programs: Our horsemanship program is currently serving about 100 regular students with a stable of 10 horses in Half Moon Bay (just south of San Francisco on the coast).
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EIN 20-1253820
650.520-8744
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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I leave this place with a huge smile on my face. The environment is relaxed and low stress. The facility is well run. The horses are bright, healthy and love to interact--they are not shut down as is the case with some equestrian facilities. Joell Dunlap is amazing. Everyone is welcome. She works equally well with horses and people in just about any capacity (an unusual gift). I hope I can find time to volunteer there on a regular basis. I feel like I will take more than I can probably give.

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

how children, their parents, volunteers all willingly and joyfully get their hands dirty

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

find a way to help Joell get more adminstrative help so she could spend more time teaching and working hands on

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

watching the kids work with the horses in responsible, trusting relationships

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, welcoming, communicative

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to volunteer and I had a car!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

space constraints, increased funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

We just recently started riding at Square Peg. My son is five and has autism. We'd participated in horseback riding for children with special needs before we moved here from TX and my son absolutely loved it, so I knew we needed to find a nurturing environment to continue that love here in CA. Joell and her volunteers are amazing! Joell is so calm, kind and patient with my son; and a great new friend for this Mom who is definitely in need of some adult conversation! I am so happy to have met someone who accepts my child and his difficulties without judgment, but instead with compassion and the desire to help him connect with these amazing animals she has rehabilitated. We're thrilled to have found Square Peg!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing my son's happiness and relaxation when he is riding.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

patient, kind, and eager to learn about our kids' differences.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of even more children with special needs; and perhaps even branch out and have an autism-specific learning center!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-8-01

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