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Hochoka

self-growth through animals and nature

aka Healing with Horses   |   Hickory, NC   |  https://www.healingwithhorses.com
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Hochoka

EIN: 81-3849017


Mission

To facilitate healing and wellness programs through animals and nature.

Notes from the nonprofit

Hochoka’s Healing With Horses program provides transformational education and improves the health and wellness of a person or family unit.Healing is specific to each individual and can take the form of physical, behavioral, mental, spiritual and or emotional processes. We also work with genetic healing, which focuses on healing events of our family which can create blocks to our growth. We are highly trained in crisis and trauma events. Participants learn: to communicate with respect and clarity process unpleasant emotions life skills self- awareness emotional intelligence integrity relaxation techniques empowerment/self-confidence responsibility The horses are a part of the program; however, it is not a riding therapy program. Riding can occur; after graduation to this respectful relationship.This program is curriculum based. The mission of Hochoka is to provide facilitated programs for self-growth through animals and nature; to facilitate wellness & wholeness.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder/Director

Kimberly Clarke

Co Principal Officer

Tiffany Canaday

Main address

4211 Buff Street

Hickory, NC 28602 USA

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Formerly known as

Avalon Farm

EIN

81-3849017

Subject area info

Education

Domesticated animals

Health

Community and economic development

Youth development

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Family relationships

Health

Work status and occupations

NTEE code info

Other Youth Development N.E.C. (O99)

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

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

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

Tax forms

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Communication

Blog

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Hochoka's new goals for 2019 and forward include still operating the Healing With Horses program offering this to private clients, organizations who wish to incorporate this type learning and healing modality within their organization, and to begin to develop in our expansion to new ownership of our land 2 new elements - 1) The Tiny House Project; and 2) The Alternative School. Both of these goals are being implemented at our new location. To assist with families who’s children learn differently, who have higher intelligence, or who aspire to be in an outdoor open classroom environment. Tactile, hands on learning - about themselves, life skills, and their focus on what they aspire to be as an adult in the work force. The Tiny House Project allows for less stress whereas having a place to call home, one is not tethered to a large mortgage; can live simply and therefore have more time to help others, grow their own life's work.

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?

Healing With Horses

During your time at Hochoka Retreat Center you will have the opportunity to:

Clear blocked issues/emotions which can be expressed in a safe environment and allow for more emotional freedom.
Uncover and move through patterns that undermine our growth and effectiveness.
Learn to better accomplish tasks, create clarity, and build personal confidence and self esteem.
Detect and discover intimacy, boundaries, strength, emotions, and intuition.
Reinforce relationships.
Enhance listening and communication skills.
Develop trust, patience, and responsibility.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Family relationships
Health
Work status and occupations

Wellness and Stress Management
Myofacial Release/Reflexology
Life Coaching/Life Plans
Pain Management
PNF Stretching/Yoga
Energy Enhancement Work

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Foster and adoptive parents
Single parents
Foster and adoptive children
Children and youth

Where we work

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 jurisdictions requiring mandatory reporting of suspected cruelty

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

People with disabilities, Ethnic and racial groups, Religious groups, At-risk youth, Victims and oppressed people

Related Program

Healing With Horses

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Simplicity living - Tiny House
Healing with non-medical means - teaching people HOW to self care to heal
Emotional Intelligence as a tool for inner healing and to bring your life's dreams into fruition
Life Skills training and development
Life Plans
The Alternative School for those who aspire to and who learn differently and are not motivated by current school programs.

Alignment with Universities to help build Tiny House Modules
Create Community Group to support the Tiny House Project and bring its awareness and needs to be met
Create a universal group for The Alternative School to help promote new educational opportunities for those who want an environment to learn within that is not so "boxed in".
Aligning with home school associations
Aligning with local schools for field trips and outdoor learning exercise to be implemented

Been there, done that - know how to connect, align and co-create with our Creator

Life Management, Inc.
Avalon Farm
www.healingwithhorses.com
Hochoka

The Tiny House Project
The Alternative School

Financials

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Financial data

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Revenue
Contributions, Grants, Gifts $35,000
Program Services $15,000
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $50,000
Expenses
Program Services $35,000
Administration $10,000
Fundraising $3,000
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $50,000

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2021

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Assets
Total Assets $185,000
Liabilities
Total Liabilities $146,000
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $39,000

Operations

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

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Founder/Director

Kimberly Clarke

A Lenoir Rhyne College graduate, Kimberly explored her dreams & realized them through her work of helping people strengthen their health, heal their minds/emotions & discover happiness. Kimberly was fascinated by the interaction of the human body and mind. She is intrigued by the healing relationship between the two. She also has a deep abiding love of nature and animals; & has worked with horses for over 40 years. Kimberly moved to Florida to pursue graduate studies at the Fitness Institute in Boca Raton in Wellness programming. She began to study the innate wisdom of the healing power of the horse as she traveled the world to learn. She launched Life Management, Inc., contracting with corporations & private clients to provide a unique combination of wellness and training programs, stress-reduction, pain release therapies & self-grow programs. She has developed a non-profit farm in 2003 & has ridden and healed thousands of people from handicapped to PTSD to children. Visit Hochoka !

Co Principal Officer

Tiffany Canaday

There are no officers, directors or key employees recorded for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

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Board of directors
as of 04/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board co-chair

Tiffany Canaday

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Board co-chair

Kimberly Clarke

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Kimberly Clarke

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Yvonne McJetters Craig Northacker Lemuel Pearsall

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 ? 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 7/26/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability