Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Athletics

Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers

aka Horses for Forces

Long Beach, CA

Mission

DCLA's mission is to improve the lives of children, adults, and veterans with cognitive, physical, and emotional disabilities through the benefits of therapeutic horseback riding and other equine-assisted activities, while serving the therapeutic riding profession through training and education. Dream Catcher of Los Angeles is located in an under-served neighborhood of Southern California in Long Beach at the edge of Carson. Its 80-plus students – veterans, adults, kids, at-risk teens – come from across Southern California. Our riders may be veterans returning home from war with PTSD or physical impairments, children and adults with cerebral palsy, autism, multiple sclerosis, Down's syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, impaired hearing & vision, autism, ADHD.

Ruling Year

2009

Executive Director

Ms Joan Blank

Main Address

P.O. Box 41501

Long Beach, CA 90853 USA

Keywords

Education, Therapy, Sports, Recreation, Rehabilitation

EIN

26-4041070

 Number

8557883778

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Equestrian, Riding (N69)

Other Recreation, Sports, or Leisure Activities N.E.C. (N99)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

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Our programs

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Therapeutic ( Adaptive) Horseback Riding

Equine Assisted Learning

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Horses For Forces

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Accreditations

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association - Accreditation 2009

Affiliations & Memberships

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association 2010

Financials

Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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No

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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Leadership

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White/Caucasian/European
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Female
Disability Status
Person without a disability

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