Animal related

Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

Committed to the Responsible Treatment of Horses

aka SERR

Maple Valley, WA

Mission

Our mission is multi-faceted. It includes rescue, rehabilitation, education, Safety Net support & Healing We rescue neglected and slaughter bound horses and rehabilitate, train and place them into permanent loving homes. We provide sanctuary for those horses who a not suitable for adoption. We make a lifetime commitment to our horses in that we will always take them back. We are committed to supporting the equine community through our Education Center clinics and courses and performing welfare checks. The Jasper Family Community Fund helps those who are struggling to care for their horse(s). We evaluate each situation and provide feed, veterinary care, and when needed humane euthanasia. Our Horses as Healers program is focused on those with PTSD and other emotional needs.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Serenity has received several awards in our community for the work that we do to support the horse community in our area. We were nominated The Best Non-Profit in Maple Valley and have been featured in the Maple Valley Living Magazine as well as Seattle Magazine. We have a strong volunteer program with people who are dedicated to the welfare of the horses that we support whether they are in the process of rehabilitation, in training or sanctuary. Our Horses as Healers program has provided therapy to many, many veterans through Project Odyssey, which is part of the Wounded Warrior Program. Our wonderful therapy horses have been pivotal in changing the lives of those who have been part of this program. We are grateful to everyone for the support that we have been given; allowing us to continue our work.

Ruling Year

2008

Executive Director, Founder

Ms. Patricia L. Clark MPA

Main Address

28818 SE 216th Way

Maple Valley, WA 98038 USA

Keywords

horse rescue,horse, equine, serenity, serenity rescue, horse adoption,equine assisted therapy

EIN

26-1817306

 Number

2652940924

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (D01)

Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (P99)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Fundraising is always at the top of our list as a need. Our organization has been in existence since 2007 and we have been successful in our mission. We feel we could do more if we had a stronger team for fundraising. That is our primary goal for the coming year and we are recruiting new volunteers and board members to accomplish this goal.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Education

Safety Net Program

Horses as Healers

Where we work

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Number of animals provided with long term care

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

Many of our rescued horses suffer from health issues and/or permanent injuries. They are placed in sanctuary to live out their lives in peace and comfort.

Number of sheltered animals

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

This number represents the number of adoptable horses on the farm as well as those in sanctuary.

Number of animals with freedom to express normal behavior

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

We have a holistic approach to the rescues in our care. All of them live in small herds or are free to roam the farm.

Number of animals rescued

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Because we have horses in sanctuary or rescue numbers are small. In addition we support horses out in the community through our Safety Net program. We always stay within budget.

Number of animals rehabilitated

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context notes

These numbers represent the horses currently being rehabilitated at Serenity and those supported in the Community. In 2019 we supported 7 horses still living with their families.

Number of Clients served in Horses as Healers program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Veterans

Related program

Rescue and Rehabilitation

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The Horses and Healers program serves those who are in need of healing. This past year we have joined the Wounded Warrior program and support our veterans through the Odyssey Project.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We offer 5 courses that are available to our community through our Education Center as well as ongoing training for our volunteers.

Number of horses supported in the Safety Net Program

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Related program

Safety Net Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

After performing a welfare check and interviewing owners to determine their circumstances and need, we offer short-term support to help keep their horses with their families.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

To be of service to the community by supporting our local horse owners through our Welfare Checks, and the Jasper Family Community Fund.
To provide a safe place of healing and care for neglected, abandoned and slaughter-bound horses and to find them loving permanent homes.
To provide the tools needed to be a responsible horse owner and friend to the horses through our Education Center classes and clinics.

To provide a place of healing for those who suffer emotionally and psychologically with life challenging issues such as PTSD through our Horses as Healers Program.

Serenity has been in the community for 11 years and is well known. We are also active and participate in local events as well as those sponsored by national organizations. Some examples: ASPCA - Help a Horse Day Maple Valley Farmers Market Community Service Fairs for High Schools King County United Way Events Day of Caring MLK Day Open houses on the farm. We also do several social media campaigns using Facebook, Instagram, and emails. We have assigned volunteer leaders for each of our major areas of work that organize events and supervise other volunteers.

We have a very strong volunteer community that are dedicated to the success of our programs. Many have been with Serenity for years and are committed to its' continued success. We have been reaching out and developing a stronger tie with our community through education and our Jasper Family Community Fund. We have been published in several newspapers and local magazines, such as Seattle Magazine, Maple Valley Community Magazine, a local radio station. We have updated our website and increased our Instagram and Facebook follows.

Continued Increase in followers on Facebook and Instagram. Contacts from the community to visit and publish our work. Increase in donations. Increase in Adoptions.

We have successfully implemented a training program this past year for all of our rescues including those that are not rideable but would make excellent pasture mates. Our volunteer training program has been revamped increasing the volunteers. We have held several successful events that have increased our visibility in the community and support from local companies. We have adopted out many horses to wonderful forever homes. Our farm is very well organized and targeted towards the best care of our horses and best practices for farm management. All of the duties to be performed by volunteers is documented and new volunteers are trained by volunteer leads. We do our best to insure that the farm is run well with the best interest of our horses in our hearts.

External Reviews

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2016

Maple Valley Community Council

Affiliations & Memberships

Unwanted Horse Coalition 2010

Financials

Serenity Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Leadership

No data

Race & Ethnicity

Gender Identity

Sexual Orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity Strategies

Last updated: 03/23/2020

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Policies and processes

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We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.