Hope Held by a Horse

Hope Held by a Horse provides a safe, positive environment, in the company of horses, to support women with breast cancer to learn, grow and heal.

Parker, CO   |  www.hopeheldbyahorse.org

Mission

Hope Held by a Horse provides a safe, positive environment, in the company of horses, to support women with breast cancer to learn, grow, and heal.

Hope Held by a Horse gives women the opportunity to reclaim a part of themselves that has been lost or diminished through the challenges of breast cancer. Our goal is to provide a place in which they can address fears and express emotional pain. The spiritual connection with horses helps them feel supported, centered, empowered and able to continue on and thrive.

Women can attend from anywhere, but historically, most of the women have ben from Colorado.

Ruling year info

2015

President/Executive Director

Suzanne Hagmaier

Main address

12035 Piney Lake Rd

Parker, CO 80138 USA

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EIN

46-4875843

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

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

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Our programs

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

Hope Held by a Horse

We host an Equine assisted program wherein women diagnosed with breast cancer are invited to connect with others who share a similar journey. Each woman is paired with a coach and a therapy horse. The program includes an evening with dinner and connecting, the following day the women have the opportunity to interact with and become comfortable with the horses, learning more about themselves through the feedback from the horses. This is accomplished through experiential exercises. The experiences throughout the day are designed to allow for flexibility, so that the needs of each woman can be met. Each program is led by a certified equine gestaltist and psychotherapist. 
Horses are very therapeutic in the healing process.  Studies have shown actual physical and emotional improvement from being in the presence of horses.  The needs for services and programs related to breast cancer is great. This program helps women in a way no other counseling services can.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

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How we listen

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

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    All women at any stage of breast cancer.

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

    Paper surveys,

  • 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 understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Identify nutritional restrictions of the women we serve.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

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

    n/a

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

    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 people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

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

Financials

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Hope Held by a Horse

Board of directors
as of 05/12/2022
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Board chair

Suzanne Hagmaier

Hope Held by a Horse

Term: 2018 - 2024

Suzanne Hagmaier

Lisa Lambright

Kimberly Beer

Sabrina Wright-Hobart

Katrina Dorow

Myra Wisotzke

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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/12/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

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Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/12/2022

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • 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 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 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.