Welcome to Dream Catcher Therapy Center

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization since 1999

Our Mission

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 partner to address impairments, functional limitations, cognitive delays, mental health concerns and relationship building with our clients and their families.

 


UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!


We have an upcoming 'Veteran Night' at the Ranch on Friday, OCTOBER 1st from 5-8pm. Veterans and their families are welcome to an evening of fellowship & a BBQ meal. Please bring a dish to share - we will provide the meat & BBQ. ❤☺

Mark your calendar and we will see you at the Ranch! ☺


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Join Us!! 'At The Ranch Series!’ 

A continuing series - small groups of community members are welcomed to our Olathe site to learn about our organizations programs for Veterans, Seniors and people of all ages.

Come and meet many of the amazing horses in our care.

Sat, September 25th 10:00 am

Interested in joining us to learn more?

Please contact Kathy @ (970) 901-0502 or email khamm@dctc.org

We hope to see you 'At The Ranch!’

5814 Hwy 348; Olathe, CO 81425

A BIG Thank You to The Bacon Family Foundation for a generous grant to help fund our Mental Health Services, Horse Care & General Operating Support!

"We rely on support from grants and we are so grateful for the added funds to help us continue our mission here at Dream Catcher Therapy Center," commented Kathy Hamm, Executive Director for Dream Catcher Therapy Center. "Without the support of foundations such as The Bacon Family Foundation, we would not be able to offer as many services to those in need, and we are so appreciative of their support for what we do here at the Ranch."


 

We have a VERY LIMITED number of Jackets & Hats available for our supporters! First Come, First Serve - You may order your gear online and have it shipped to your address OR come out the the Ranch in Olathe, CO and pick your gear with a check or cash.

Our gear has an End of the Trail Rescue Logo Embroidered on the left pocket side and we have gear available with BOTH End of the Trail Rescue AND Dream Catcher Therapy Center Embroidered on the left pocket side. These are quality jackets and hats. Please see the photos with sizes, styles and prices. These will go quick, so get your order in!

Please Make An Appointment to Visit The Ranch!

We love to have visitors at the Ranch! We are asking all of you to please make an appointment before coming for a visit.We are so busy all day long and we want to make sure we have time to spend with visitors and give tours of our facilities - so please give us a call at (970) 323-5400 to schedule an appointment.

If you would like to meet our horses, or a specific horse, please schedule an appointment - as well as those of you that would like to become volunteers. Give us a call and we will get you scheduled for an appointment - Thank You!!


Please watch a new video about our facilities!

 

 

We are looking for SPONSORSHIP this year for many of our 4 Legged Therapists.  Please consider making a difference in the life of one of our Rescue Horses. Make an appointment and come meet some of these amazing horses - you will fall in love! ❤

We have over 50 permanent equine residents and sponsoring a horse offers a great way to help us support, care for and nurture our horses at End of the Trail Rescue!

Your annual tax deductible donation of $1000.00 a year, OR $85 a month, covers four farrier visits, yearly shots, worming and a portion of the hay costs for your chosen horse. It costs approximately $5000 a year to care for a healthy horse. Your generous donation helps us help more horses. Thank You!

To sponsor a horse and to learn more, follow the link in comments. To make an appointment to come and visit one of our Rescue horses please give us a call @ (970) 901-0502.


'NUTTY NAGS' are back in stock!!

ORDER TODAY!!

ALL Proceeds to DIRECTLY for horse care and our therapy programs here at the Ranch!!! Get a hand made plushie for $40 each!
 
Peggy Bausano & Anne Metzsch are artisans creating quilts and crafts that they donate to local non-profits that help children and their families. Our children here at the Ranch are receiving their very own 'Nutty Nags' and NOW the sisters created more of these adorable, hand made plushies for our supporters to HELP us raise funds for our horses & therapy programs!!! Thank you Peggy & Anne for supporting our Mission!! ❤
 
The adorable plushies will make great gifts for the children in your lives and for those adults that are young at heart! Please consider one of these hand made 'Nutty Nags' for yourself and others - we Thank You in advance!!!
 
You may order your plushie online using a debit/credit card and have it shipped directly to your home, or order online and pick up at the Ranch in Olathe OR make an appointment to come out to the Ranch and purchase your 'Nutty Nags' with cash or check - please call (970) 901-0502 for an appointment!!

A BIG THANK YOU TO Peggy Bausano & Anne Metzsch!!


 

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.

We are so grateful to be a Grant Recipient from the Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust Fund.
"We are pleased to announce your grant award for horse care for rescued horses that serve in your mental health therapy programs at Dream Catcher Therapy Center," said Ginger Freeman, Fiduciary Adminstrator of Philanthropic Services for Mabel Y Hughes Charitable Trust.
Executive Director Kathy Hamm commented, "We really appreciate that this grant acknowledges an understanding that our horses truly are partners in our therapy programs here at the Ranch. We are able to accomplish so much with the help of our rescue horses."
Thank you Mabel Y. Hughes Charitable Trust Fund.

 

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.

Thank you to The Virginia Hill Foundation for our grant to continue helping our communities.

Thank you to the Morgridge Family Foundation for our COVID-19 Relief Grant.

Thank you Next 50 Initiative for our grant for equine therapy.

El Pomar Karl E Eitel Fund Grant Recipient

We are full of gratitude to be a Grant Recipient of the El Pomar Karl E Eitel fund for our continued achievement of service to the youth of Colorado. "We want to provide support to organizations that are making a significant impact on issues that confront Colorado's young people," commented Matthew J Carpenter, the Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for El Pomar.
"We want to thank the Karl E Eitel Fund for understanding the importance of mental health therapy for our youth. We will be able to offer more programs for young people that do not have insurance coverage and are in need of the varied programs we can offer with equine therapy here at the Ranch. It is a great honor to receive this grant and will make a lasting difference for so many in our mental health programs." commented Kathy Hamm, Executive Director of Dream Catcher Therapy Center.
Thank you to the El Pomar Karl E Eitel Fund for helping us continue our important work.

John G. Duncan Charitable Trust Grant

We are honored to be a recipient of the John G. Duncan Charitable Trust Grant. Thank You!
"We are so grateful for this Grant," commented Kathy Hamm, Executive Director of Dream Catcher Therapy Center. "This funding helps cover clients who are un-insured or under-insured receive services with our equine mental health programs. This past year has been so hard for so many and this Grant will allow us to help more people in our community."
John G. Duncan Charitable Trust - Thank you for supporting our equine therapy programs.

 

 


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.

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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.

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Making new friends.
Servicing our seniors.

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.

 

READ MORE ABOUT SILVER LININGS

 

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.”

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Thank you to our Corporate Donors & Sponsors