Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc.
EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE



Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc.
400 Doansburg Road, Box 719
Brewster, NY 10509
Phone: 845-279-2995

EIN: 14-1568025
Founded: 1947
Profile Last Updated August 18, 2020

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Equine Program
Minimum Age: 18
Volunteers are needed to assist riding instructors and students during riding lessons, help with feeding and general horse care, assist in training horses, and work as mentors for children who have a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Volunteers must be able to commit to the sessions assigned. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis, and many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.
Farm And Wildlife Center
Minimum Age: 18
If you like animals, you’ll love our Farm & Wildlife Center with nearly 300 animals to care for daily. Volunteers are asked to commit to tasks assigned and choose between the Upper Barn, Wildlife Center, or weekend positions as guides on farm tours for the public. Assist students in caring for sheep, goats and other farm animals under the supervision of our staff, or learn to care for hawks, eagles, owls and injured wildlife. Help with feeding and general care, assist in training animals, and work as mentors for children with a variety of special needs. Free training is provided prior to the start of session. Most volunteers offer us one day of service a week on a regular basis; many have worked with us for years. Must be at least 18 years old.
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MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Green Chimneys is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical, and recreational services in a safe and supportive environment that nurtures connections with their families, the community, animals, and nature.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services which are in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
25% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Number of facilities/locations where horses used in our programs are HOUSED AND CARED FOR or were HOUSED AND CARED FOR during 2020: 1
     1. Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities

Summary of organization's goals, strategies to achieve the goals, accomplishments, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Founded in 1947 and headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster, NY, with a second campus in nearby Carmel, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs.
     
     Green Chimneys programs include an accredited special education school on two campuses; a residential treatment center; animal-assisted and nature-based therapeutic programs; community-based support for local youth and families; nursery school and summer camp programs; and public education and recreational opportunities for all ages.
     
     Our programs celebrate the dignity and worth of all living things. We are pioneers in animal and nature-based therapy, striving to create a harmonious relationship among children, animals, and the environment through an array of educational, residential, recreational, and mental health services.
     
     Through innovative therapies and tools to teach critical life skills, Green Chimneys helps youth reclaim their childhoods, discover their self-worth, and create futures for themselves as independent, contributing adults.
     
     Meeting Special Needs
     Our goal is to help our special needs students reach their maximum potential so they may return to their home school districts and communities with the best chance of success. Green Chimneys offers day and residential programs for students who have been unsuccessful in traditional educational environments and who require a small, structured, and supportive setting. Natural surroundings create a safe, therapeutic environment for students with special needs, incorporating innovative animal-assisted and nature-based activities. A nurturing approach features small class sizes, high staff-to-student ratio, and certified teaching staff to provide full academic, behavioral, and emotional support for grades K-12.
     
     Partnering with Animals
     Green Chimneys is home to over 200 farm animals, horses, and wildlife. The main criteria for animals in the program is that they play a supportive role with the children. Domesticated animals, such as horses, sheep, goats, chickens, and dogs, make up the majority of our farm residents and provide close contact with the children on a daily basis.
     
     Non-domesticated species such as eagles, hawks, and owls live in our wildlife center. The children do not handle them in the same way that they work with the farm animals and dogs; the philosophy behind working with wildlife is to teach that not all animals are comfortable with being touched and hugged.
     
     Some of our animals come to Green Chimneys with difficult histories, which allows for productive metaphors with children who are overcoming challenges in their own lives.
     
     Safeguarding the Environment
     We believe that children thrive in an outdoor environment and are committed to teaching them how to preserve it. We collaborate with local and regional schools to provide "hands-on" environmental learning through student trips to our 350-acre Clearpool campus in Carmel, which is situated on a Model Forest that promotes learning and best practices in forest management and water conservation. Our farm and wildlife rehabilitation programs teach about the care of rescued animals while our organic farm and gardens incorporate nature study and sustainable practices.
     
     Reaching Out to Underserved Youth
     We provide comprehensive support services to
     at-risk, runaway, homeless, and foster care youth and families in crisis within Putnam County. An array of community programs promote positive development, healthy choices, and effective family communication, along with social supports and service coordination for youth in need of higher level interventions.
     
     Supporting the Community
     Nature’s Nursery provides year-round preschool and high-quality after-school programming on our Brewster Campus. We also offer accredited day camp programs for children and teens at our Hillside Brewster) and Clearpool Summer Campsites. Family-friendly events and activities are held throughout the year, and our Farm & Wildlife Center is open to the public on weekends. At our Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store in Brewster, visitors can bring home fresh produce, organic products, and local crafts.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following equine assisted services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology


Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Green Chimneys' special needs students have the opportunity to participate in weekly, year-round equine-assisted activities. Our equine program consists of:
     
      1) Horse care activities, which contribute to building positive character in children and make a positive difference in the quality of life of the equines. These activities include feeding, veterinary care, grooming and bathing, cleaning paddocks or stalls, sweeping the hayloft, and exercising the equines. In conjunction with Green Chimneys' residential, school, and therapeutic staff, horse care activities teach our students important life skills such as hygiene, nutrition, and self-care.
     
      2)Our therapeutic riding program focuses on the cooperative work between rider and horse. Our certified instructors teach equine behavior, correct posture, and communication/riding aids so that students can ride horses with much awareness and compassion towards the horse they are working with. Fine motor skills, body and spatial awareness, and communication skills are practiced during the riding.
     
      3) Equine vocational classes are offered in accordance with NYS education department guidelines and requirements to our high school students as a part of Green Chimneys' vocational education program. These credit-bearing classes are taught with the aim for the students to develop employable skills and credentials upon graduation.
     
      We have found that equine activities teach children with emotional and behavioral challenges a variety of skills and coping behaviors including psycho-motor, language, social, academic, and emotional. When a child develops a healthy relationship with a horse, the child is often able to translate those positive feelings into his/her relationships with peers, teachers, and/or families. Our herd of equines serves approximately 240 students each year through various activities on a rotating schedule.
     
      We also offer riding during after-school hours for our residential students. We have indoor and outdoor riding facilities that allow us to offer our program year-round regardless of the weather.
     
      Green Chimneys takes the following steps to ensure that our equines are benefiting from their interactions with our students:
     
      * We have an extensive individualized horse care plan developed in cooperation with our veterinarian, farrier, equine nutritionist, saddle fitter and other specialists as needed. We also have an exercise/training plan implemented by our "Barn Buddy" volunteers, to help each horse stay physically and mentally fit and ready for work.
      * Our students are instructed in equine welfare and care issues and included in the day-to-day care of the horses.
      * Horses are kept in compatible herds, are turned out in pastures and paddocks with shelters during non-working times, and are only in their stalls prior to work, for medical reasons or during extreme weather events.
      * We have developed individualized student activity plans for each equine - including tack selection/fit, rider weight limits and the types of interaction the horse is trained/suited for.
      * Our horses are either “free lease” (to be returned to their families at some point) or owned outright by Green Chimneys. We make a lifetime commitment to horses that we purchase or accept as donations. Once in our herd, no horse is ever sold.

At a time when equestrian sports are under pressure to protect horses while making those sports more accessible, so too must all equine organizations ensure that horses are treated humanely when interacting with people with and without special needs. Our organization takes the following steps to ensure that horses are benefiting from their interactions with people:
     Green Chimneys takes the following steps to ensure that our equines are benefiting from their interactions with our students:
     
      * We have an extensive individualized horse care plan developed in cooperation with our veterinarian, farrier, equine nutritionist, saddle fitter and other specialists as needed. We also have an exercise/training plan implemented by our "Barn Buddy" volunteers, to help each horse stay physically and mentally fit and ready for work.
      * Our students are instructed in equine welfare and care issues and included in the day-to-day care of the horses.
      * Horses are kept in compatible herds, are turned out in pastures and paddocks with shelters during non-working times, and are only in their stalls prior to work, for medical reasons or during extreme weather events.
      * We have developed individualized student activity plans for each equine - including tack selection/fit, rider weight limits and the types of interaction the horse is trained/suited for.
      * Our horses are either “free lease” (to be returned to their families at some point) or owned outright by Green Chimneys. We make a lifetime commitment to horses that we purchase or accept as donations. Once in our herd, no horse is ever sold.
      In the event that a horse has severe chronic health issues, has deteriorated beyond what is humane or has an acute terminal health crisis, a euthanasia protocol implemented by our veterinarian is in place.
     
     The story below provides a good example of how our students and equines benefit from our program:
     
     Therapeutic Equine Program: Britt and Luca
     In 2013, an eight-year-old pony mule named Britt joined the Green Chimneys family. She had already lived on several New England farms and horse rescues, and as a result, she was fearful and anxious and found it hard to adjust to new situations. With the patience of our equine staff, she slowly started coming out of her shell and began to respond positively to her handlers and caretakers. Britt also developed strong bonds with several other horses in the barn. Most importantly, Britt is now an active participant in therapeutic programming. You may find her in a riding class with Green Chimneys School students, in an after-school horsemanship club, or as the subject of study in a vocational education class.
     
     Britt has a special bond with an 11-year-old student named Luca. Not unlike Britt, some of Luca’s behaviors pushed people away and he’d been labeled as a “bad kid” at his previous school. Luca felt the effects of this stigmatization, and he began to believe that the label might be true. Recognizing the similarities in their behavior, our equine program staff partnered Britt and Luca with one another in therapy sessions. Luca gained Britt’s trust by being respectful, kind, and calm. Their weekly sessions provide the opportunity for them to “read” each other’s behavior; for example, by anticipating Britt’s trigger points during their walks, Luca can practice general emotional regulation skills, deep breathing, and positive self-talk.
     
     Luca’s self-esteem has grown and he’s drawn parallels between Britt and himself since their very first session. With the support of Green Chimneys staff, Luca is beginning to shed the negative labels about himself. He’s learned that Britt’s labels are inaccurate, too. He accepts her and understands that she behaves a little differently from some of the other horses. Feeling safe at Green Chimneys, Luca has become trusting of staff, revealing the smart, kind, funny, and emotionally intelligent boy he is. And thanks to this progress, he’s helping Britt feel safe and comfortable, too.


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:

Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     Our community outreach and public education programs involving horses and other animals are described under Programs involving animals other than horses.

Our Programs/Activities that are not equine-related and/or involving animals other than equines:
 Programs
     
     Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School--Brewster and Carmel:
     Green Chimneys Therapeutic Day School serves approximately 250 students each year who are facing emotional, social, and behavioral challenges. The population we serve includes boys and girls ages 5-20 who are bused daily to our school from their homes or who live in our residence. More than 80% of our students have multiple psychiatric diagnoses and 75% have had at least one psychiatric hospital stay prior to coming to Green Chimneys. Students arrive at Green Chimneys with poor self-image and the feeling that they have failed in their home school districts and in their relationships with their peers and families. To meet the diverse needs of our students, we have developed a non-traditional program to help them achieve NYS education standards according to their Individual Education Plans.
     
     Residential Treatment Center - Brewster, NY
     In our Residential Treatment Center we provide a home with intensive structure and emotional support to approximately 100 boys and girls ages 5-20, who face emotional and behavioral challenges including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Autism, Depression, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Anxiety and Social Phobia, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
     Green Chimneys offers an array of support services to help these children learn to cope with their challenges, develop self-esteem, take care of themselves and those around them, and ultimately, live healthy and productive lives. We provide students with individual, group and family counseling, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and medical, dental, and psychological services.
     
     Farm and Wildlife Center
     Animal Assisted Activities Programs - Brewster and Carmel: Through our world-renowned nature-based farm and garden activities, children begin to reconnect with other living beings, nurture, develop self-esteem, and reestablish the basis for healthy relationships with other children and adults. Domesticated animals, such as horses, sheep, goats, chickens, dogs, and other farm animals provide close contact with our children. Animal welfare is at the core of our mission and great lengths are taken so each animal receives the utmost nutrition, housing and veterinary care.
     
     Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center - Brewster, NY:
     The Center is dedicated to caring for injured and orphaned Birds of Prey (including falcons, eagles, and owls), fowl, reptiles, and wild animals while teaching children that not all animals are there to be handled, but should be treated with respect. Whenever possible, rehabilitated wildlife is released back into the wild by the children who assisted with the animal's care. This release is often timed to coincide with the child's discharge from Green Chimneys and serves as a wonderful parallel between the animal and child's healing during their time with us.
     
     Boni-Bel Farm and Country Store - Brewster, NY
     Boni-Bel Farm is a working organic farm which produces vegetables, fruit, maple syrup, and honey for use in our kitchen, life skills classroom, and to be sold at our Country Store. Boni-Bel provides learning opportunities for all of our youth, particularly for our high school students enrolled in our Vocational Education Program.
     
     The Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys - Brewster and Carmel, NY:
     Dedicated to education and research on the human connection to animals and the natural world, the Institute researches, implements, and promotes a model for effective animal- and nature-based programming and treatment for children with special needs. Our Farm Internship Program provides 20 interns, 21 years of age and older, with an introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of incorporating animals, plants, and the natural world into the re-education, socialization, and treatment of children experiencing crisis in their lives.
     
     Dog Interaction Program - Brewster, NY
     The Green Chimneys Dog Interaction Program allows students and residents to be actively involved in the everyday care, socialization, and training of shelter dogs to help them become accustomed to human interaction, learn basic commands, and become ready for adoption into loving homes. An interdepartmental team of therapists, teachers, dorm and recreation staff, and farm staff supervises children in daily care and recreation activities with the dogs during school hours, as well as interaction in the dorms in the evening.
     
     Clearpool Environmental Education Center - Carmel, NY:
     Clearpool is an ideal, nature-filled campus located on more than 250 acres of pristine woodland 60 miles north of New York City. In October 2011, Clearpool became the fourth Model Forest site established in the New York City Water Supply region. Model Forest sites are dedicated to supporting environmental education and encouraging stewardship of the Croton Watershed. Green Chimneys runs its Partner School Program for Environmental Education at Clearpool, in which we partner with public schools from throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley to teach a science curriculum aligned with NYS STEM learning standards and reinforced with hands-on learning. Approximately 1,000 NYC middle-school students participate each year. We also help teachers and students work on their communication, team building, and problem solving skills utilizing our adventure education program.
     
     Community Based Services - Putnam County, NY (Approximately 400 youth receive direct services annually):
     CBS serves at-risk youth in Putnam County including runaway, homeless, foster care, seriously emotionally disturbed, and juvenile delinquent youth and their families by providing emergency shelter, transitional housing, counseling, referrals to services, a community outreach center, case management, therapeutic recreation, after-school programs, and other supportive services.
     
     Special Events open to the General Public (more than 4,000 community members attend events each year)--
     Green Chimneys hosts family-friendly events throughout the year including Birds of Prey Day, 4H Presentations, Senior Day, Little Folk Farm Days, Harvest Festival, and nature-focused weekend programs at Clearpool. We encourage visitors to our Brewster campus on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
     
     Nature's Nursery (130 children attend annually)-- Preschool, Kindergarten and before/after school programs for children ages 3-12. Enriching, age-appropriate activities are provided in a dynamic setting which supports social, physical, and emotional growth and a solid foundation for learning.
     
     Summer Day Camp Program at Brewster and Clearpool --
     (1,800 children ages 3-18 attend each year): We have 550 acres ideal for summer camp with lakes, rivers, forests, hiking trails, fields, climbing tower, playgrounds, indoor pool, ropes courses, gardens, and farm animals. Children swim, compete in games, play on the playground, engage in sports, do crafts, sing songs, kayak, canoe, and ride horses and ponies. We provide high-quality, affordable camp experiences to children from the surrounding communities and raise funds to offer scholarships for families in need.
     
     Governance
     Green Chimneys Children's Services (1974) and Green Chimneys School (1947) are separate 501(c)(3) non-profit corporations partially funded by contracts with public agencies. The Friends of Green Chimneys, incorporated as its own 501(c)(3) non-profit in 1996, was established to raise additional needed funds for Green Chimneys programs. Edward W. Placke, Ed.D.is the Executive Director of Green Chimneys. Green Chimneys was founded in 1947 by the late Dr. Samuel Ross, Jr.
     
     Green Chimneys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Council on Accreditation (COA), National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Premier Accredited Center. Green Chimneys is approved/licensed by NYS Board of Social Welfare, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service.


EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS


Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2020 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 0 0
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 0 0
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 0 0  
Number of days per week each horse works 0 0  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 0  
         




EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICE PROVIDERS


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development
Not Checked:
    Therapeutic Driving Services
    Therapeutic Vaulting Services
    Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy/Counseling (Mental Health)
    Equine-Assisted Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy/Speech-Language Pathology

6: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
     1. Aimee O'Brien

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         1. Certified Horsemanship Association: Western Instructor Level 2 English Instructor Level 1. 2. PATH Certification - Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     2. Green Chimneys School

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Other

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Personal and/or Professional Development

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Green Chimneys is accredited by the American Camp Association (ACA), Council on Accreditation (COA), National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services (NCASES), and Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH) Premier Accredited Center. Green Chimneys is approved/licensed by NYS Board of Social Welfare, NYS Department of Health, NYS Department of Social Services, NYS Education Department, NYS Office of Children and Family Services, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and US Fish & Wildlife Service.


     3. Michael Kaufmann

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certification - Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor. The Registered Instructor is the entry-level certification required for PATH International Centers. Registered Level Instructor is able to conduct a safe, basic equestrian lesson to individuals with disabilities.


     4. Miyako Kinoshita

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH - Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instructor. A PATH International Advanced Instructor is knowledgeable in horse mastership and understands disabilities and their relationships to therapeutic riding. He/she is able to demonstrate instruction that shows progression in riding skills in safe, challenging lessons.


     5. Samantha Arevalo

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certified Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor


     6. Valerie Parody

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         PATH Certification - Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor



GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Edward W. Placke, Ed.D
Employees:   Full-Time:  571  Part-Time:  30  Volunteers:  70
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective staff complete a written application
    Prospective staff must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every member of the staff is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every member of the staff is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every member of the staff is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every member of the staff provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every member of the staff carries current health insurance
    Every member of the staff has a written job description
    Every member of the staff is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every member of the staff is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every member of the staff receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every member of the staff has a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides an Employee Handbook to every member of the staff
    The Employee Handbook includes employee-related information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Employee Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Every member of the staff is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every member of the staff is subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application
    Prospective volunteers must provide in writing if they have ever been convicted of a felony, convicted of a sexual offense, or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on a annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, horse handling, horse identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  24  Number of Voting Board Members:  24

Board Compensation:
Is Board Chair compensated?  No  Is Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board or Staff related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member.
Board Member Paul Kupchock, Jr. is the son of Paul Kupchock, Sr. who is the Director of Wildlife Rehabilitation at Green Chimneys.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members or Staff associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? No

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy and regularly and consistently monitor and enforce compliance with the policy, including requiring officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose annually interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Organization documents available on our website:
    None

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Employee Handbook
    Bylaws

Financial Reporting:
Budget:  *Missing
Equine Budget:   *Missing
Month Fiscal Year Ends: *Missing
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): *Missing
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): *Missing
Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent 2020? *Missing
IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990 has not been uploaded for this facility.


EQUINE COSTS

Total Facilities: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: 2019 - Yes

Actual Horse Care Costs
$28250     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$5100     Bedding
$10000     Veterinarian
$12000     Farrier
$22000     Dentist
$3000     Other Therapies
$4250     Manure Removal
$1650     Medications & Supplements
$1000     Horse Transportation
$500     Maintenance
$5000     Horse/Barn Supplies
$57200     Horse Care Staff
$28250     Horse Training
$1000     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$179200     2019 Total Horse Care Costs
Donated Horse Care Costs
$0     Feed (Grain/Hay)
$0     Bedding
$0     Veterinarian
$0     Farrier
$0     Dentist
$0     Other Therapies
$0     Manure Removal
$0     Medications & Supplements
$0     Horse Transportation
$0     Maintenance
$0     Horse/Barn Supplies
$0     Horse Care Staff
$0     Horse Training
$0     Other direct horse-related costs not including overhead or other program costs.
$0     2019 Total Donated Costs

Average direct cost per day per horse: $13
Average total cost per day per horse: $24
Average length of stay for an equine: 339 days (7453/22)


POLICIES

Acquisition
Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Free Lease  
    Purchase/Adoption from Owner  
    Purchase from auction  
    Purchase from kill pen or feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares
    Foals

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated
Intake, Assessment & Training
Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential horse is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the horse
    The horse is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    Horses are on trial up to 60 days
Not Checked:
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the horse to and from the organization
    Horses are not taken on trial
    Horses are on trial for up to 30 days
    Horses are on trial for 60 or more days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the horse's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the horse, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The horse is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The horse is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   10 to 20 days

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score is assigned
    Blood work other than Coggins
    The horse is scanned to check for a microchip
    The horse is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Following arrival at the facility, the horse is assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Lunging
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   Daily


Breeding
The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, does NOT breed horses.
    Our organization prohibits the breeding of horses/equines when re-homed or this statement is not applicable as all horses/equines remain at our organization for their lifetimes and are not re-homed under any circumstances.
Not Checked:
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds horses
    The facility or facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions

Additional information about our breeding policies and practices:
N/A

Euthanasia
The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have a horse euthanized for space
    Our organization will never have a healthy horse euthanized under any circumstances
    Our organization may have a horse euthanized after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization may have a healthy horse euthanized if it is a threat to itself, other horses, or people
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

Horses will be euthanized upon the recommendation of:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    Senior staff member without a veterinarian's recommendation
    The Board of Directors, or a member of the Board of Directors, without a veterinarian's recommendation
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. The organization does not euthanize horses

The organization utilizes the following methods of euthanasia:
    Intravenous administration of an overdose of barbiturates

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
Euthanasia: Setting Some Guidelines Developed by Michael Kaufmann for Green Chimneys and a presentation for the Global Association of Sanctuaries 1. As a center team, discuss equine quality of life, orthopedic surgery, colic surgery, and other costly medical procedures from a philosophical, emotional, and economic perspective BEFORE there is a medical crisis with a horse. Having this conversation can give everyone a sense of where they stand. 2. Have a meeting with your veterinarian and discuss your center equine care budget before there is a medical emergency. Let your vet see the financial capacity and limitations you may have. This will help them in guiding you through an emergency with realistic options. 3. Anticipate and prevent medical problems through good stewardship. 4. Involve your center board. The board and Executive Director can prepare for the financial ramifications of a potentially expensive equine medical procedure during the budget process. Is there an equine emergency fund set aside or does the budget anticipate emergencies and costly procedures? 5. Have a separate equine care advisory group. This group should consist of three of four people who have deep equine backgrounds, but are not directly involved in your center. When an equine medical crisis present itself and there is dispute over what should be done, presenting the case to this group and allowing them to give you their thoughts can give a center impartial feedback. 6. Know when it is time to discuss and when it is time to act. Ultimately one person has to make a decision no matter what the team feels. This can be a lonely and difficult spot to be in. But it is critical that there is someone, either the executive director or the program director who is willing and able to consider all options and input, but then steps up and just makes a decision in an expedient way on behalf of the horse and the center. 7. Euthanasia of a horse confronts people with their own emotions. Death, dying and loss can be difficult to experience and must be processed by each individual at your center. Separating the human reaction to euthanasia from what the horse may actually need is helpful. Having a mental health professional in your team who can help guide and identify feelings can be a support.

Rehoming
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    Our organization does not re-home horses under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our horses and ensures care of the horses for their lifetimes.

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer useful, or are no longer manageable:
    Horses remain at our organization for their lifetimes
Not Checked:
    Horses may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Horses may be returned to their owners
    Horses may be sent to auction
    In the case a horse is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the horse may be euthanized
    In the case a horse is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the horse may be euthanized
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the horse may be euthanized


Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
N/A
Re-homing Agreement not applicable.

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities: Not Applicable. Our organization does not use foster, overflow and/or satellite facilities


Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road, Box 719 Brewster NY 10509
Contact: Carol Grubman
Contact's Phone: 845-279-2995
Contact's Email: cgrubman@greenchimneys.org

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Own

Please list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, including the expiration dates, or indicate that no licenses are required at the local, state or federal level. Please also list if this facility is accredited and recognized as compliant with the published standards of an accrediting organization, including the name of the organization and the date of the accreditation.
     N/A

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Putnam County Sheriff's Department, 3 County Center, Carmel, NY 10512

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  6

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Aimee O'Brien
     2. Green Chimneys School
     3. Michael Kaufmann
     4. Miyako Kinoshita
     5. Samantha Arevalo
     6. Valerie Parody

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus:

Grounds
Total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility: 21
Of the total number of horses involved with your programs at this facility, the number of horses that are microchipped: 0
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those not involved with your programs: 21
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 22
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 25
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 10
Pastures: 2  Paddocks/Pens: 6
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 2  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1





Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    Yes    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Horses are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Horses are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for horses (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where horses can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for horses (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    A security guard is present at night
    Horses are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
Not Checked:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and horses
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus

Veterinarian Information
*Vet Assessment Not Current.

Veterinarian: Dr. Jenn Enger, DVM
Clinic Name: Mid-Hudson Vet
394 Route 52
Carmel   NY   10512
Phone: 845-225-3100

Equine Care
Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    The organization utilizes its own system to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Horses are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Horses are fed in individual stalls
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Horses are fed in groups

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Horses are assigned a Henneke Body Condition score upon arrival at the facility
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated monthly
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated with each visit by the veterinarian
    Photographs are taken of each horse upon arrival at the facility and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse with each visit by the veterinarian and kept with the horse's health records
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Horses at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    The Henneke Body Condition score is updated annually
    Photographs are taken of each horse monthly and kept with the horse's health records
    Photographs are taken of each horse annually and kept with the horse's health records

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines in our care:
    Our organization evaluates the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine at least annually
    Our organization maintains a written record for each equine that documents the results of each evaluation of weight-carrying and workload limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each horse? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each horse? Annually and when an issue arises

Physical Examinations: How often is each horse given a physical exam by a veterinarian? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are horses visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week

Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each horse is determined in consultation with a veterinarian

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Feed Through Products
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy horses
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined horses do not have contact with other horses or other animals
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Horse trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where horses are sheltered
    Horse-specific equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Shared equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined horses is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined horses
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined horses
Not Checked:
    Horses/equines are not quarantined.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is piled in an area where horses are not located
    Manure piles are covered

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property::
    Horses are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall
    Horses wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each horse is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each horse with horse names and photos
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with horse profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on confirmation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the horses
Not Checked:
    Horse photos and profiles are available on the website

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
     All horses have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each horse appropriate to the horse's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when a horse's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    Equines are not ridden; not applicable.


Emergency Preparedness
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:

The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for horses
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:

The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where horses are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Daily
Smoke detectors are checked: Daily
Electrical Systems are checked: Daily
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Daily
Fire drills are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Monthly
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Monthly
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Quarterly

Equine Transportation
2-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
3-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
4-horse trailer with truck or van:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
6-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  2 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
8-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;
10-horse trailer with truck or van:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  0 Access offsite;


Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2020 EAS Operations Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines Over 20 0 0 0 0
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 0 0 0 0
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 0 0  
Number of days per week each horse works 0 0  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 0 0  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 0  
         



EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Green Chimneys Brewster Campus: 2019 - Yes

16 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
4 Donated
0 Free Lease
1 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
1 Born at facility
6 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
21 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
21 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 16 on 1/1/2019+ 6 Intakes - 1 Departures = 21 on 12/31/2019

Total days that equines were in the care of Green Chimneys Children's Services, Inc. during 2019: 7453


2019 Green Chimneys Brewster Campus Equine Census
16 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2019
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2019
4 Donated
0 Free Lease
1 Purchase/Adoption from Owner
0 Purchased from Auction
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
1 Born at facility
6 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2019
0 Horses adopted/sold:
0 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
1 Horses euthanized
1 Total departures
21 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2019
21 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 16 on 1/1/2019+ 6 Intakes - 1 Departures = 21 on 12/31/2019



6 Horse Intake Detail during 2019 0
4 Donated 0
2Draft2 Aged 10-14  2 Geldings
2Pony1 Aged 10-14  1 Mares1 Aged Over 20  1 Geldings
0 Free Leased 0
1 Purchased from Owner 0
1Gypsy Vanner1 Aged 10-14  1 Geldings
0 Purchased from Auction 0
0 Purchased from Kill Pen/Feedlot 0
0 Surrendered 0
0 Seized 0
0 Abandoned 0
0 Returned 0
0 Transferred 0
1 Born at facility 0
1Miniature Horse1 Aged Under 3  1 Mares







Definitions:
Donated: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a donation document.
Free Lease: The ownership of the equine is maintained by the owner/trainer/responsible agent; the custody and responsibility for the shelter and care of the equine is transferred to the organization utilizing a free lease document.
Purchased from Owner: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent utilizing a purchase document.
Purchased from Auction: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine at an auction.
Purchased from Kill Pen: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization by purchasing the equine from a kill pen.
Surrendered (Hardship): The ownership and custody of the equine is relinquished to the organization by its owner/trainer/responsible agent with or without the use of an intake document.
Seized: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being seized by law enforcement or another agency and removed from the owner.
Abandoned: The ownership and custody of the equine is transferred to the organization as a result of the equine being abandoned by the owner or the owner was unable to be located.
Returned: The equine was previously a part of the organization, was adopted, and ownership and custody of the equine has been transferred back to the organization.
Transferred: The custody of the equine is transferred within an organization or from one organization to another non-profit or foster organization to provide retirement, retraining, rehabilitation and/or adoption services with no change in ownership.
Born: The equine was born at the facility.

Foal: An equine up to one year old; a colt is a male foal and a filly is a female foal.
Mare: A female equine.
Stallion: A male equine that has not been castrated.
Gelding: A castrated male equine.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS): Any activity that incorporates equine interactions and/or the equine environment, mounted or unmounted, to include 1) psychotherapy and/or mental health counseling aimed at achieving goals set forth by the licensed mental health professional and the client, 2) occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology treatment strategies utilizing equine movement set forth by the licensed therapist and the client, 3) horsemanship instruction adapted to the ability/disability of those receiving services, for the purpose of contributing positively to their cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being conducted by a certified professional, and 4) experiential learning approaches that promote the development of life skills to achieve educational, professional and personal goals conducted by a licensed educator, mental health professional or coach. Please refer to our Guidelines for Conducting EAS for additional information.

Special Needs: Any difficulty or difficulties (such as a physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disability or impairment) that require or benefit from instructors, specialists, counselors, trainers and/or facilitators who have certified training for their scope of practice applicable to the people participating in the programs and specific to the program offerings. The difficulty may not be limited to a health issue but may result from the interaction between the individual and the society in which he or she lives arising from an abusive or unhealthy environment or situation and/or a lack of resources, including economic resources, placing them at risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes.

At-Risk: Refers to being at-risk of a future with less than optimal outcomes. Youth are considered at-risk for a number of reasons, such as if they are homeless or transient, involved in drugs or alcohol, abused sexually, physically or emotionally, mentally ill, neglected at home or live in stressful family environments, lacking social or emotional supports, and involved with delinquent peers. At-Risk youth are likely to be involved in a number of risky behaviors, such as running away, skipping school, drinking underage, engaging in sexual behavior, displaying disruptive behavior, bullying/harassment, fighting, and committing acts of vandalism.

Community Outreach: Refers to public education programs aimed at educating the public about the horse-human bond, issues impacting the welfare of horses, and how horses change lives and activities that include, but are not limited to, any activity OTHER THAN Equine Assisted Services (EAS) that require a credentialed service provider, such as off site visits with horses at hospitals, nursing homes, and schools, crisis response, workplace well-being, on site tours, seminars and clinics, camps, community service hours, able-bodied mounted and unmounted lessons, etc.

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