Human Services

Taking the Lead, Inc.

aka 2018

Freeland, MD

Mission

Taking the Lead, Inc. teaches individuals with disabilities the skills to be independent and successful at home, in the community, and in the workplace using animal-assisted therapy and activities. Taking the Lead, Inc.’s goal is to use trained animals to provide inclusive opportunities to empower and engage people of all abilities. Many of the animals used are rescued and re-trained to serve our mission. Taking the Lead, Inc. has developed three programs: Animal Assisted Therapy, Recreational, Vocational, and Community Inclusion Opportunities, and Service Animal Training.

Ruling Year

2018

President

Conchita Whitaker

Main Address

21000 Slab Bridge Road

Freeland, MD 21053 USA

Keywords

inclusion, animals, disability, veterans, horses, dogs, healthcare, therapy, farm, agriculture, disadvan

EIN

81-5053328

 Number

6090807364

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Services to Promote the Independence of Specific Populations (P80)

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Animal Assisted Therapy

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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