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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 partner to address impairments, functional limitations, cognitive delays, mental health concerns and relationship building with our clients and their families.
Help support our Mental Health Programs and our 4-Legged Therapists.
An average of 20 veterans die from suicide every day. We are here to help support our Veterans with Equine Assisted Mental Health Programs to address suicide prevention, PTSD, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. Help us help more of our Veterans in need.
UPDATES & ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
Meet 'Hug A Mooch' and 'Ben'! These Miniature Hereford Show Steers will be living with us at the Ranch. These two brothers came to us from Texas and arrived last night. Bill & Ali Hamm made the trip to Texas to pick them up from two lovely families that wanted these Championship steers to live their lives out at our Rescue, instead of going to market.
Tiffany & Tyrel Lashmet, Ben's owners and Eric & Micah Black, Hug A Mooch's owners think the brothers will make a great addition as 4-Legged Therapists to our Mental Health programs and we agree! Miniature Hereford Steers are known to possess a gentle disposition making them easy to handle for people of all ages.
Eric & Micah Black have been generous supporters of our Rescue and Therapy Center for many years and have developed a strong bond with Director Kathy & Bill Hamm's daughter, Ali. In fact, Hug A Mooch's name was inspired by Ali. Ali once told Eric that you could either give someone a hug or a mooch or if you wanted you could give them a Hug a Mooch. The name stuck!
Give us a call @ (970) 323-5400 and make an appointment to come meet Ben & Hug A Mooch and of course visit our wonderful Rescue Horses -
We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the top Mental Health Care Centers in the Valley! Thank you!
Please give us a call @ 970-323-5400 to learn more about our Equine Assisted Mental Health Programs. We have programs that address many areas. We also provide Tele Health sessions. We are set up to accept most insurance plans & Medicaid.
We are proud to announce that Dream Catcher Therapy Center is the recipient of a grant from the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation. We are so grateful!!!
The Rocky Mountain Health Foundation awards grants to Western Slope organizations offering programs and services that improve conditions for underserved, marginalized or vulnerable people and are aligned with one or more of these current priorities: Basic Needs, Access to and Affordability of Physical, Ora Visual, Social/Emotional, and Behavioral Health.
"Rocky Mountain Health Foundation is looking forward to working with Dream Catcher Therapy Center on our shared commitment towards creating healthy communities on the Western Slope. We are proud to support your mission," commented Michaelle Smith, Executive Director with RMHF.
"We rely on support from grants and are so grateful for the added funds to help us continue our mission here at Dream Catcher Therapy Center," stated Kathy Hamm, Executive Director for DCTC. "This helps us offer more services to those in need and we are so appreciative of the Rocky Mountain Health Foundation for their support for what we do here at the Ranch".
Schedule your ColoradoGives Donation TODAY!!
We count on your generous donations to support our important mission here at Dream Catcher Therapy Center!
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!!
Watch a new video -
'NUTTY NAGS' are back in stock!!
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.
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
John G. Duncan Charitable Trust Grant
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.
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.”