Using horses to help children and families with trauma heal
for over a decade.

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Using horses to help children & families with trauma heal
for over a decade.

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Attend an Event

Equine Therapy Trauma

Equine-Assisted therapy for the impact of substance abuse & trauma on children & families.

A nonprofit organization in Delray Beach, Florida.

Since 2009, Horses Healing Hearts has provided life-changing and life-saving support for the adverse impact of parental substance abuse on South Florida children and their families.  Our equine-assisted therapy has helped kids from all walks of life free themselves from burden and pain, teaching coping skills and healing mechanisms in a safe environment.

Our dedicated team of peer support counselors, licensed mental health professionals, recovery coaches, mentors and certified equine specialists provide a truly unique and transformative therapeutic experience. 

Through new and expanded programs and clinics, HHH now serves people of all ages facing emotional trauma and adversity.

Our Mission, Vision & Values

Horses Healing Hearts partners with horses to provide hope, empowerment, and healing for children and families facing trauma.

A community where all children and family members feel safe, encouraged, and confident to overcome trauma.

Serving our children and families in an environment providing, respect, integrity and compassion.

A burden no child should carry, but ours do.

Walk in the shoes of our children for one day. Imagine the enormous fear that your parent will overdose and never wake up. Or if they do, an addiction to drugs or alcohol has such a tight grasp on them, they cannot provide clean clothes, healthy food, or a stable environment.

Understandably, these children are angry, sad and hurt, but also feel guilty for having these feelings. In order to cope they have learned, “don’t talk, don’t trust, don’t feel.”

A safe space + horses = changed and saved lives.

Now imagine a place of acceptance and hope.
A safe space where children meet others who struggle with the same life experiences.
A retreat where they ride horses, laugh, and share feelings they’ve had to hide. No more secrets, shame or embarrassment. They learn life coping skills from mentors who have survived growing up like them. Sometimes these volunteers teach ways to get through it. Other times they just listen. For the first time, the kids feel accepted, hopeful and empowered. This is the power of HHH equine therapy in South Florida.

Let’s take a look inside…

Meet Liz Olszewski,
Founder & Executive Director.

Having grown up with alcoholic parents, Liz understands the deep-seeded trauma associated with the impact of substance abuse on children & families.

Since a very young age, Liz has wanted to help other people with their struggles of growing up under the thumbs of addicted parents. She has dedicated her life to creating this one-of-a kind South Florida equine assisted therapy program, paying forward the healing that she experienced through horses and mentors.

Watch On YouTube

Liz Olszewski testifies to Congress on behalf of
children of parental addiction.

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Make a Donation Today

Because of amazing people such as yourself, we’ve been able to provide thousands of hours of prevention education, emotional healing and mentorship to hundreds of South Florida youth living with parental addiction and substance use disorder.

Now more than ever, children need life-changing experiences, and they’re counting on your support to make them possible. Your gift brings the magic of fresh air and fresh hope to these innocent kids.







Project 365

If just 365 people donate $1 a day ($30 a month), sufficient resources will be available to give the life skills children from addicted homes need to succeed and end the cycle of drug abuse.

Horses Healing Hearts asks you to signup for this pledge drive and become part of the solution for the kids who need your help.  Just $1 a day will help us help the children and give them life-long learning experiences that will guide them and give them the ability to cope with issues brought on by family members with drug and alcohol addiction.

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Nikki Perlow Butterfly Graduation Garden

The Nikki Perlow Foundation joined Horses Healing Hearts in 2018 and launched the Nikki Perlow Funding Society and Butterfly Graduation Garden. Since then, each child who graduates from HHH plants a flower in the wall commemorating the indelible mark made by their HHH journey. The graduates take pride in knowing their presence lives on and enjoy visiting the farm to show others their butterfly plant!