Hoofbeats & Heartbeats Association, Inc. (HBHB)
HBHB was incorporated in 2001 and is a registered 501c3 non-profit charitable organization. We are dedicated to providing therapeutic, recreational, and educational opportunities for children and adults with special needs and limited financial resources. HBHB achieves this by granting scholarships for equine-assisted or nature-based therapy from certified and licensed therapists. These therapists use horses and/or the natural environment in the therapy process. Scholarships fund physical, occupational, speech, and psycho-social therapy, as well as therapeutic riding.
HBHB provides scholarships for nonprofit organizations to attend group programs that use horses or the natural environment to assist in achieving their goals. Group programs often focus on teamwork, social skills, and personal reflection. They are typically a one-time event though some programs are recurring. Groups that HBHB have supported include special education classrooms, the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center, grief support programs, a pediatric nursing facility, and many more.
HBHB serves the the greater Chicagoland area of northeast Illinois.