The Farm: Where Living Things Grow, Inc.

The Farm: Where Living Things Grow, Inc.
623 E. Main Street
Fremont MI 49412

Tax ID/EIN: 38-3370088
Year Founded: 1997
Last Updated 2016-03-30

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.

60% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our organization operates programs involved with horses and other animals.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
The Farm\'s Mission is \"to strengthen individuals and families, empowering them to enrich their lives, based on the belief of the uniqueness and importance of the family\". The Farm has two places of business - a Counseling Center and a Working Farm. The Working Farm houses the equine (horses and donkeys) programs which includes but not limited to equine therapy for all ages and walks of life, individual/group/family equine activities, as well as community events. The Farm incorporates psycho-educational work using equines including but limited to information about traumas, organizations, relationships, etc. as well as research about equine therapy.

Horse-related programs:
The Farm provides the following programs and services:<br/>1. Equine-assisted psychotherapy –we offer individual, family and group services. These programs focus on healing and growing from traumas (abuse, neglect, war, human trafficking, etc.). These services are offered or all ages – children, youth/teens, adults of all ages.<br/><br/>Each group has a specific program that has been developed for the traumas the participants have endured as well as their age group. These programs have a psycho-educational teaching time and a time working with the equine with a focus of the psycho-educational teachings. We use the EAGALA method of equine-assisted psychotherapy. <br/><br/>2. Equine-assisted learning programs – these groups teach value of life, social and community skills, etc. for all ages. This program is offered to schools, agencies, community, faith-based organizations, etc. There is one especially for at-risk teens.

Non-horse-related programs:
The following are the non-horse-related programs, services and activities:
1. The Farm has a Counseling Center which does the more traditional work – counseling, psychotherapy, testing, assessments, and consultations for all ages. We are often in the schools for at-risk youth and have been called in for after-suicide care.
2. The Farm has a Saint Bernard therapy dog that is part of all programs unless that participant does not want him to be present. Our present dog is the sixth Saint Bernard we have had for this program and is a wonderful asset in helping people heal and grow from traumas. His name is “The Farm’s Lord Duke” or Duke.
3. Community activities – parades, festivals, sadly even funerals when an animal is wanted.

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