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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!!!
DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!
A dream is coming true. Over two decades in the making. Our long awaited Indoor Arena arrived and we are in awe at the possibilities before us. Like so many, we have faced numerous challenges through the Covid 19 Pandemic. We are so grateful for the generous grants and donations we have received through an unprecedented time.
"This is a dream we have had for so many years and now we have the capacity to provide expanded services for our Equine Mental Therapy Programs, our horse training programs as well as hosting events for the community," commented Kathy Hamm, Excecutive Director for End fo the Trail Rescue & Dream Catcher Therapy Center. "We will be able to provide our services year round in a very comfortable indoor setting for our clients and community. The possibilities for our Indoor Arena are ongoing and we are very much looking forward to serving our communities."
The initial down payment for the Indoor Arena was made possible through a Grant awarded by the Giving Club of Montrose. End of the Trail Board Members, Stacy Thorndyke & Deb Lundin, applied for the Grant and have helped see the dream of an Indoor Arena take shape. "We are so excited that this Indoor Arena will allow our Equine Mental Health programs to continue during inclement weather as well as hold riding lessons, horse training and allow us to hold events all year round," commented Stacy Thorndyke.
Please check out our arena going up with a series of before and after photos -
If you are in a position to help support our endeavor - we would appreciate any help you can provide.
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 our Assistant Director, Valentina, a call at (970) 323-5400 to schedule an appointment.
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 watch a new video we have about our facilities!
We have some big news!!!
We are in the process of securing a large, indoor Therapy Structure that will encompass our round pen and a large portion of our arena!! This structure will allow us to continue our Equine Mental Health programs during inclement weather as well as hold riding lessons, horse training and allow us to hold events all year round! We will be updating all of you soon when we have more news on our indoor structure.
We would invite you to help support our endeavor with a donation to help us keep moving forward. We are hoping to secure a grant for a portion of the funds - but any donation would help us get this facility up and running. Thank you in advance for your support.
A BIG THANK YOU TO Peggy Bausano & Anne Metzsch!!
A sister team from Montrose has been busy making these adorable 'Nutty Nags' for us to distribute to the children in our mental health programs!!
NUTTY NAGS - SOLD OUT!!! We will post when we have more available - Thank You!
ALL Proceeds to DIRECTLY for horse care and our therapy programs here at the Ranch!!!
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 are creating more of these adorable plushies for our supporters to HELP us raise funds for our horses & therapy programs!!!
The adorable plushies will make great gifts for 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 and have it shipped 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 for an appointment!!
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
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 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.”
Thank you to our Corporate Donors & Sponsors