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Dream Catcher Therapy Center

Dream Catcher Therapy Center and End of the Trail Rescue offers sanctuary, rehabilitation, public education and re-homing efforts to abused, neglected, and unwanted horses. Many of these horses are also a part of our various therapy programs designed for kids, adults, veterans and seniors.

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General
Official Name
Dream Catcher Therapy Center​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
End of the Trail Horse Rescue/Sanctuary
Former Name(s)
N/A
Acronym
DCTC
Date Established
1999
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-1488284
Addresses
Headquarters Address
5814 HWY 348
Olathe, CO 81425
Colorado Location
N/A
Mailing Address
N/A
Other Address
5814 HWY 348
Olathe, CO 81425
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
N/A
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
970.323.5400
Web/Email
Email
info@dctc.org
Website
www.dctc.org
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Mission Statement

The mission of Dream Catcher Therapy Center is to foster and environment to effectively rescue and rehabilitate horses and empower people with physical and mental health challenges. We have multiple programs designed to reach a broader range of people living with disabilities.

Organization History

In 1996, Bill and Kathy's daughter, Ali, was born with Down syndrome. They realized that with some help, their beautiful child could develop to her full potential. A lifelong horsewoman, Kathy began to explore the idea of a Hippotherapy program and traveled to different centers around Colorado to learn all she could. Believing that Hippotherapy would benefit others besides Ali, the Hamm's bought 36 acres west of Olathe, Colorado. Dream Catcher Therapy Center was founded there in 1999, starting with two personal horses and an arena. Seeing all that these animals could offer to people who are hurting, the Hamm's decided to give back to the horses by opening End of the Trail Horse Rescue in 2006. Since then they have been working to combat the growing numbers of unwanted, abandoned, neglected and abused horses on the Western Slope of Colorado. Today they are expanding the therapy programs they offer in order to reach more people living with disabilities and save more horses that others have deemed as useless.

Testimonials

"I have been to so many therapists over the years. Nothing
ever worked. The horses have a way to put it right into your
face - it's intense, but it works for me. Sometimes I don't
like what I see, because I can't put it on anybody else and it
seems to be too much. But this form of therapy - I can
come up with my own answers. When I leave, I always feel
better, and have changed so much in such little time -
everybody has noticed that."
(A.D., female, 7 years in service, PTSD)

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