Greetings from Equest!
As we continue to monitor the recommendations of the CDC and the City of Dallas, we have made the following decisions about upcoming programs and events:
In consideration for the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff, we are carefully planning the first stage of reopening limited programming, including therapeutic riding, hippotherapy (O.T./ P.T.), equine assisted learning, and counseling this summer. Equest’s mental health counselors are currently providing in-person and tele-health counseling to clients.
Traditional therapeutic programming: Amanda Fastle at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counseling: Leslie West at email@example.com
Hooves for Heroes veterans program: Joan Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is currently a limited client enrollment due to social distancing considerations. The necessary volunteer slots will be filled by Equest instructors and others as needed by request from the instructor staff.
All trained, experienced volunteers on premises must be pre-approved and pre-scheduled in limited numbers by the Director of Volunteer Services for each time they come. They must also have their updated signed release on file, as well as the COVID specific liability release form signed and on file. They must follow mask and hand washing protocols, and must maintain social distancing.
Please stay tuned for future opportunities when we are able to welcome more volunteers.
Volunteer training is tentatively scheduled for August 15th & 22nd, 2020. Sign up here
Carry the Load 2020
Equest Hooves for Heroes team will participate in the Memorial Drive on May 25th.
Boots & Salutes 2020
Equest is suspending this event. However, we are planning virtual giving opportunities to make up the income which supports our Hooves for Heroes veterans program. Boots & Salutes provides critical funds which enable us to bring hope and healing to veterans and their family members at no charge. Click here for information
Volunteer & Client Appreciation Banquet
Postponed until August 30, 2020. RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns you may have. Your well-being and safety are paramount to all of us.