Swan Center Outreach Inc

Rating: 4.83 stars   105 reviews

Issues: Animals, Children & Youth, Education, Human Services

Location: PO Box 25749 Silverthorne CO 80497 USA

Mission: We serve the community by providing educational programs for youth at-risk, individuals, and families from the Denver metropolitan area, including rural and low-income neighborhoods, enabling them to learn vital communication and problem-solving skills. While caring for animals, valuable lessons in life skills are taught, including responsibility, leadership, self-confidence and community service.
Programs: There are no limitations on who can receive our services. We do not turn people away because of financial need. If they cannot afford an existing program, they can participate in volunteer programs and receive credits in exchange for services. Our free programs include: Saturday Saddle Club for ages 9 to adult; Horse Partnership; and a General Volunteer Program. Fee based programs include: Dog Partnership classes for adults; Guided Trail Rides with discounts for home schoolers and Saddle Club members; Riding Lessons with discounts home schoolers and Saddle Club members; the Riding Intuitively Clinic ®; Team Building & Leadership Training on Horseback Children's Horse Camps; Children's After School Program; Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts Programs; Birthday Parties and Special Groups; Pony Rides and Petting Zoo; Donations and the Sponsor an Animal Program.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We engaged the Swan Center Outreach to conduct a leadership day for our Talent Management team on a beautiful summer day in the Rockies. The soul of the property, the animals, and the staff met us upon arrival and stayed with us throughout the day. We have taken lessons from that day and incorporated them into our Programs that we offer to our leadership teams across the company. We thank the Swan Center for everything they do for the animals, our community, and the environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was blessed to be a photographer invited to take photos of the Swan Center Outreach horses and grounds. Driving up to the ranch, the scenic beauty and good energy just kept getting better. John Longhill spoke to our group about what to expect, and what was expected of us, before we would begin any activities on the ranch. I looked this man in the eye and listened from my heart, as he spoke. John shared what the center was about, and how we should be in touch with our own energy arond the horses. I was touched by the kindness, and spiritual awareness of John as I also fully embrace the oneness of of life. Later when actually moving around the center and taking photographs I just felt how nuishing the atmosphere of the entire experience was to myself and others. This is a wonderful place serving, and connecting animals and people each with their respective needs to be healed in some way.

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

Make it more available to those in need. Help them finacially to feed the horses and tend the ranch.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our organization took our teen girls from Houston to Denver, and one of our activities was at Swan Center for an experience of a lifetime. Some of our girls had never been on a horse. They were able to groom the horses, feed them, and then ride them. Mr. Longhill educated our group before we interacted with them because we learned that not only can interacting with the horses be therapeutic for our girls, but for the horses as well. It was an amazing experience and Mr. Longhill was so kind.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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