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Welcome to Dream Catcher Therapy Center
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 1999
Dream Catcher Center is the home to a therapeutic environment for empowering people with physical and mental health challenges through interaction with horses in a unique clinical setting.The mission of Dream Catcher Therapy Center is to foster an environment to effectively empower people with physical and mental health challenges through interaction with rescue horses in a unique, clinical setting. Dream Catcher provides comprehensive animal assisted services using the horse as a tool to address impairments, functional limitations, cognitive delays, mental health concerns and relationship building with our clients and their families.
UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
Petco Foundation Invests in Dream Catcher Therapy Center’s Life-Changing Work Supporting Horse Care and Rescue!!
We are SO VERY grateful to the PETCO Foundations's Annual Helping Heroes campaign. With this investment, Dream Catcher Therapy will be able to provide funding for the care of the rescued horses in our area through our partnership with EOTTR.
DONATION From Alpine Bank!!!
Thank you to Alpine Bank for supporting Equine Therapy! These funds help to provide mental health therapy for community members. We simply could not do it without the support of local donors like Alpine Bank.
We could really use your support!
Our Sweet Pea is going to need some help with a medical issue.
Many of you know and love this sweet girl - she is very loved in our mental health programs. She started coughing and we had the veterinarian out for diagnostics and it was discovered that she has a 'foreign body' stuck in her throat latch.
Ranch Days Silent Online Auction!!
Put 'yer boots on and get to biddin'! We are proud to offer a silent online auction after canceling our famous in person 'Denim & Diamonds' annual fundraiser due to the Pandemic. We hope you are staying safe and healthy. We have some outstanding items for you to take home - every item you purchase helps us raise much needed funds to continue our important work here at the Ranch. With your donations we are able to rescue and rehabilitate more horses and offer our equine therapy programs to those in need. So saddle up, choose your items and bid away!! We sure appreciate all your support!
Denim and Diamonds
Our 'Denim & Diamonds' Annual Fundraiser has been CANCELLED Due to COVID-19.
Even though we will not be able to hold this popular event in 2020 - we could sure use your support with donations.
We have seen a significant decrease in donations due to the pandemic.
If you are in a position to help us this year we would be so grateful!!
'AT THE RANCH' - JOIN US - A New Series!!!
We would like to invite you to attend our new series 'At The Ranch'!!
Come visit our facility and learn about our horse rescue efforts as well as the equine-assisted psychotherapy we offer.
Colorado Covid Relief Fund Grant Awarded to Dream Catcher Therapy Center!!!
We are BEYOND GRATEFUL to be receiving a grant from the Colorado Covid Relief Fund to use for our Mental Health Programs. This grant has been awarded by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way.
As a Non-Profit organization, we have experienced a decline in donations as a result of the Covid Pandemic. Not only have our communities experienced economic strain, many are experiencing mental health challenges.
With this amazing grant award we will be able to continue to provide mental health services to those in need during these uncertain times.
A BIG Thank You to the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way!!
A Big Welcome to our new Clinical Director - Kimberly Sanchez!!
A note to all of you from Kimberly -
"Hello Dream Catcher Family,
My name is Kimberly Sanchez and I am the new Clinical Director here at Dream Catcher Therapy. I am so honored and blessed to be part of such an amazing establishment. I have been a therapist for over ten years and have always had a desire to work in Equine Therapy. I personally believe in the healing power and love that a horse can bring when individuals need strength, help, love, and support. Equine Therapy with Mental Health Therapy has been shown to provide clients with reductions in psychological distress and enhancements in psychological well being.
A little about myself and family; I have a masters degree in Clinical Social work and received my LCSW in 2015, I have been married to my best friend and biggest supporter for 5 years. Our beautiful, kind, and amazing niece lives with us and is a freshman. I love anything that has to do with any and all animals, water sports, running, and the outdoors. Thank you for letting me take some time to share myself with you. I look forward to meeting you at Dream Catcher Therapy."
Look at our wonderful new Gazebos for our programs!!
THANK YOU for our grant NextFifty Initiative!!
Over the course of the past year we have been working on getting shade areas suited for our clients to interact with our horses in a cool and comfortable environment.
Thanks to a grant from NextFifty Initiative we now have wonderful Gazebos for our Silver Linings Program! Not only will our clients be comfortable in the cool shade, we also plan to have lunches for our clients when we get up and going.
Colorow Care Center Visit
We went to the Colorow Care Center in Olathe several weeks ago to help cheer up the seniors . We took wonderful Pumpkin and Sunny for the residents to see from their rooms - a few were able to come outside and touch the horses as well.
It was great to see the excitement from residents - horses are such healing animals and we were happy to bring smiles to their faces.
KVNF Public Radio - Interview with Kathy Hamm
KVNF explores Equine-Assisted Therapy aka "Horse Therapy" at Dream Catcher Therapy Center in Olathe, CO. The therapy center houses over 50 rescued horses and works hand-in-hand with End of the Trail Rescue which rescues horses and cares for them until "the end of their lives." Equine therapy offers a different approach to trauma related therapy as well as physical and mental health treatment.
Therapy programs are offered to ages two and up. KVNF's Kori Stanton talks to Kathy Hamm, Founder of both Dream Catcher Therapy Center and End of the Trail Rescue about the importance of rescuing horses and their therapeutical abilities.
They also talk about animal cruelty and how the two organizations strive to protect animals from abuse. KVNF also speaks with head horse care-taker Steve Howarth, ranch volunteer Sandy, a DCTC therapist, Tamara Graham and Carol McBride one of the Board Members of End of the Trail Rescue.
We Need You!!!
Therapeutic Riding!! If you or anyone you know is interested in this wonderful program - please give us a call. We can get you set up!!
Therapeutic Riding helps improve balance, self assurance, strengthens muscles, improves coordination, stretches muscles and helps create an overall sense of well-being.
Give us a call to learn more about this very beneficial program -
Please call Kathy at 970-323-5400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to announce our SILVER LININGS collaboration with Colorow Care Center and a 3 year Colorado State grant!!!
Our Silver Linings Program will be up and running when the COVID-19 situation is under control.
TAKING THE REINS
New Pilot Program Coming Soon
Taking the Reins is a program for caregivers of people with Dementia. Through Kaiser Permanente Health Research and the Alzheimer's Association we have been awarded a grant to partner with Groundwork Ranch and four other facilities to pilot 'Taking the Reins'. Staff will attend a three day training session in Denver to learn about the program and we will then conduct a 6 week Taking the Reins Program here at the Ranch.
How You Can Help
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Rebuilding Broken Dreams, and Fostering Trust and Love
All the horses at Dream Catcher Therapy Center are rescue horses that have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. They help nurse DCTC clients back to health, while at the same time, they are nursed back to heath as well. Kathy Hamm, Executive Director of DCTC, says that “they are the heart and soul of the facility.”