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Simple Blessings Therapy Farm
Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
A unique non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the physical,social,emotional,behavioral,& cognitive functioning of children & adults by providing animal assisted therapy & activities, as well as attending numerous community events. We also raise, train & place tiny shetlands as companions to people with special needs.
History of Organization
The national non-profit Personal Ponies, Ltd. was established in 1987 by Marianne Alexander. Personal Ponies now has programs in all 50 states, Canada and has recently expanded overseas. Simple Blessings Farm has been offering services locally since 2001.
Accreditations and Licenses
Our director, Nancy, attended IUP, majoring in Speech Pathology/Audiology & Education of Exceptional Students. She is also a Licensed Practical Nurse & received certification in Animal Assisted Therapy Practice from University of Michigan School of Nursing. Community Director of Personal Ponies,Ltd. Southwestern Pennsylvania
Personal Ponies,Ltd. National Non-Profit
Local Funding comes strictly from Private Donations
724-762-8159 - Telephone
www.personalponies.org - national non-profit
Animal Assisted Therapy
Training Seminars in Animal Assisted Therapy
ponies, animal therapy, bereavement support, behavioral, learning support, autistic, autism, horses
Hours by Appt.
Fees/Cost for Services
contact for information-scholarships available...fees vary based on services provided.
How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Contact the Director
Languages Spoken or Available
training ponies, grooming animals, assisting on community outings such as parades & nursing home/school/farm visitations, website development, fundraising, animal rescue & rehabilitation, student mentors, volunteer animal handlers during therapy sessions, developing new & innovative programs