About Horses Healing Hearts
One Child. One Horse. One Day at a Time.
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Horses Healing Hearts was founded in 2009 by Lizabeth Olszewski. As a child of alcoholic parents, Liz was eventually raised by a loving aunt who changed her life forever. Her unique story of a horse, mentorship and healthy emotional support became the inspiration for the programs we provide today.
From the beginning, Horses Healing Hearts has helped at-risk youth in South Florida through the magnificence of the human and horse relationship. Kids facing adversity gain the confidence and coping skills needed to overcome their trauma.
During each 2-hour equine therapy session at our facility in Delray Beach, Florida, children learn life skills such as decision making, safe people, communication and healthy ways to express feelings.
Learn About Our Programs
This program helps children impacted by parental addiction through peer groups, horses and an evidence-based curriculum.
Participants have a chance to spend time with an eligible high school or college students to build healthy and long-lasting relationships.
INDIVIDUALS & FAMILIES
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) incorporates horses experientially for mental and behavioral health therapy and personal development.
RECOVERY / TREATMENT
Recovery clients are many times disconnected with their feeling and their physical body as a result of childhood or recent trauma.
DEVELOPMENT FOR BUSINESSES
LEAD provides business teams an opportunity to improve teamwork, communication, and problem-resolution skills by interacting with horses.
A unique combination of horses and mentorship.
Through peer-to-peer support groups led by trained professionals, children learn life coping skills enabling them to lead healthy and fulfilling lives, free from drugs and alcohol. Children learn they are not alone, that their parents’ disease is not their fault, and there are safe people who love them. Connecting with the horses is scientifically proven to reduce cortisol, the stress hormone. Horses Healing Hearts’ one-of-a kind horse therapy programs provide an environment of connection, hope and empowerment.
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 trust, respect, integrity, and compassion.
Since 2009 through current day, donations from generous people like you have helped provide this unique program.
HOURS OF PREVENTION EDUCATION
Our 2 hour weekly sessions have taught children coping skills that have saved lives.
Through the Children’s Prevention Program and the Recovery Treatment Center Equine Therapy Program.
ADULTS IN RECOVERY
Since 2014, Horses Healing Hearts has proudly served adults who struggle with substance use disorder.
Horses Healing Hearts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
Your Donations Make a Huge Impact
- Our Programs 69% 69%
- Fundraising 25% 25%
- ADMINISTRATION 7% 7%
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- Fundraising 6% 6%
- ADMINISTRATION 13% 13%
- Our Programs 87.95% 87.95%
- Fundraising 2.67% 2.67%
- ADMINISTRATION 9.38% 9.38%
Our Accreditations & Partners
- Great Nonprofits
- Eagala Global Standard
- Guardian Equus Foundation
- Natural Lifemanship
- NACoA Voice For The Children
- Florida Department Of Children And Families
- Guidestar Bronze Seal
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