990 Eddy Street
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94109
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Founded as an orphanage in January 1855, Catholic Charities St. Vincent's School for Boys is one of the oldest institutions dedicated exclusively to care for severely abused, neglected and traumatized boys.
St. Vincent’s Therapeutic Equestrian Program provides a unique opportunity for boys to build trust, heal emotional scars, develop riding skills, foster confidence, and experience a sense of accomplishment. Most boys who come to us have been so severely traumatized that they find it almost impossible to form lasting, emotional bonds with anyone. Our 18 beautiful horses have an extraordinary way of connecting with our boys and healing these scars.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization does not provide 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.