2008-9 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
DESERT DOVE FARM, INC. (DDF)
Agency Background: DDF, incorporated 2000, helps youth strengthen social, emotional and behavioral function through equine-assisted therapy. The mission is to provide horse therapy for at-risk youth that promotes life skills and encourages healthy emotional development. They do not teach horsemanship or riding; instead they give youth the opportunity to experiment with life behaviors and emotions while working through challenges with horses from the ground.
Focus of the 2009 SCCF Grant: Primary Prevention Program The SCCF grant will support three groups of young people (18-21 youths in total) in the Oro Valley and Tucson areas receiving seventeen 1.25 hour sessions each week. It will cover expenses of the therapeutic team for hours of direct service and expenses for care of the horses.