Basic Organization Information
TOUCHING SMILES EQUINE THERAPY INC
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- NTEE Category:
D Animal related
D60 Other Services
O Youth Development
O50 Youth Development Programs
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E86 Patient Services - Entertainment, Recreation
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Touching Smiles Equine Therapy, Inc.’s mission is to enhance the lives of emotionally or physically challenged individuals through intimate communication with horses. Touching Smiles recognizes that animals may also have disadvantaged pasts and provides a safe haven for rescued miniature horses.
Forms 990 documents are not available for this organization.
Forms 990 Provided by the Nonprofit
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From the beginning, Touching Smiles' goal was to provide equine assisted activities at no charge; this was to ensure that anyone could afford to experience a visit with the minis. Touching Smiles is unique because we have no paid employees; everyone involved is volunteer. We are dependent upon donations and sponsorships.
Board of Directors
Officers for Fiscal Year
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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation
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self esteem building
- Population Served:
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
Aimed at youths at-risk, our self-esteem building program is designed to build leadership skills and increase self-esteem.
Program Long-Term Success:
Success of this program will be measured by many variables, such as decreased adolescent suicide rates, decrease in teen pregnancy rate, decrease in teen crime, and increase in school attendance.
Program Short-Term Success:
Short term effects of the program will include increase in school attendance records, increase in grades, increased involvement and personal engagement, decrease in law enforcement contact.
Program Success Monitored by:
Success will be monitored by surveys, counselor notes, and interviews with guardians and teachers.
Program Success Examples:
Data is not yet available.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit
Touching Smiles' top accomplishment was when we made a breakthrough with a Russian autistic boy who had never spoken in his adoptive mother's presence before; the boy carried on a full conversation when he was with our horses. Our organization's top goal is to expand our programs to include leadership skills, self-esteem building and social skill building using both our miniature and full-sized horses.