Horses For Healing, Inc. 501(c)3

horses helping humans

aka Horses For Healing, Inc. 501(c)3   |   Corrales, NM   |  http://www.horsesforhealingnm.org

Mission

The mission of Horses For Healing is the provision of client-centered, solution-focused, trauma-informed and evidence based equine psychotherapy that supports the healing from trauma.

Ruling year info

2013

Principal Officer

Claire Ann Johnson

Main address

973 Camino Hermosa

Corrales, NM 87048 USA

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EIN

46-3396794

NTEE code info

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our organization, Horses For Healing Inc., uses clinical therapists and an evidence~based model to provide equine psychotherapy to military and civilian populations with trauma, PTSD, anxiety,depression. We work with our clients to achieve positive mental health. Additionally, we provide equine yoga, mindfulness, trauma release therapy to support our client’s overall well being. The need we are working to addess is minimizing mental health issues in the civilian and military population using a clinical approach that includes equines as therapy partners.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Veterans and Families Support Services

This program provides clinical equine therapy and complementary services for veterans and their families. Complementray services include: yoga, mindfulness, acupuncture, acudetox and Trauma Release therapy.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Families
Military personnel
Emergency responders

Where we work

Accreditations

EQUUS Foundation Guardian Agemcy 2021

Awards

Excellence in Behavioral Health Service 2016

State of New Mexico Behavioral Health Department

Affiliations & memberships

Multiple Equine Therapy Certifications 2013

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients who report adequate culturally appropriate services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Veterans and Families Support Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2021 we shifted our metric to reflect number of clients instead of number of sessions.

Average number of days between a request for services and an actual meeting with a service provider

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with psychosocial disabilities, Families of origin, Families of choice, People with intellectual disabilities, People with other disabilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of clients who report general satisfaction with their services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with psychosocial disabilities

Related Program

Veterans and Families Support Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

It is the goal of Horses For Healing to use equine therapy provided by clinical therapists to work with clients who suffer from trauma, PTSD, depression and anxiety. Our goal is to provide evidence-based programming to military veterans, active duty military, their families. And in the civilian population serve children, adolescents, adults who suffer with the same PTSD, depression, anxiety. We strive to have positive, evidence-based outcomes using our horses as therapy partners. Additionally, the goal of HFH is to increase awareness of the horse/human bond and educate on equine welfare.

Horses For Healing does ongoing strategic planning to reach goals. Specifically, Horses For Healing has policies, procedures, intake protocols, in addition to clinical assessments, treatment plans, and trauma trained, equine therapy certified clinical staff who provide services. The culture within HFH foundationally supports equity for both humans and equines in all settings.

Horses For Healing has the resources both clinically, and administratively to meet our goals. Additionally, Horses For Healing staff has the clinical and equine trainings necessary to provide our services. Horses For Healing has the infrastructure and horses necessary to accomplish our goals.

Horses For Healing has been in business since 2013 and has grown each year since. We have added programming, added staff; have a wait list for services and have received the New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division excellence in Behavioral Health Award. In 2021, Horses For Healing increased its presence in the community and its capacity for service provision in support of its goals. Next, Horses For Healing is actively developing volunteer protocols with the goal of adding volunteers in the 3rd quarter of 2022.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Horses For Healing serves civilians and military with mental health diagnoses. They are those who report anxiety, depression, PTSD. Additionally a portion of our population identifies as having gender issues, eating disorders and other DSM-V disorders.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    In response to our clients who are military and also those with gender identity concerns, we have added training for staff to increase our awareness, and give us better tools to work with our military and non-traditional gender clients.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Asking for feedback in consistent and meaningful ways has significantly changed our relationships with our clients. They feel heard and a part of a team. Our clients, the people we serve, feel like they have increased voice and choice. This has been very empowering for our clients.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Horses For Healing, Inc. 501(c)3

Board of directors
as of 01/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Andrew Burr

Villate Mercantile Corrales NM

Term: 2019 - 2024

Donna Kwiloz

PhD Psychologist

Brandon Gore

Physical Therapy

Claire Johnson

Horses For Healing, Inc. 501(c)3

Debbie Manzanares

Hewlett Packard and Army National Guardd

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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 and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/22/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/22/2022

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.