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stephanie Baker

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Review for Square Peg Foundation, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  General Member of the Public & I interviewed Joell and attended a panel on working with kids with autism.