Macomb-Oakland Regional Center

Macomb-Oakland Regional Center
16200 19 Mile Road
Clinton Township MI 48038

Tax ID/EIN: 38-3273888
Year Founded: 1972
Last Updated 2012-06-08

Public Charity

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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility for the care of horses to provide its services.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
MORC, Inc. is a non-profit agency that provides wide-ranging services to individuals with developmental disabilities in Southeast Michigan. MORC's mission is to serve men, women, and children with differing abilities so they may, as true citizens, celebrate life, freedom, and independence in the community.

MORC works with several horse farms to provide therapeutic horseback riding services to individuals with developmental disabilities to improve mobility, social skills and independence. MORC also operates the We've Got Horsepower program, a collaboration with the Grosse Pointe Hunt club to administer a therapeutic horseback riding program to special needs kids from MORC and the Grosse Pointe school system.

Volunteer Opportunities

Lead Walker
Minimum Age: 16
Someone to lead the horse and help maintain control of the horse during therapeutic horseback riding sessions.

Side Walker
Minimum Age: 16
Someone to walk next to the horse to help ensure that the rider is balanced and properly saddled, and safe and secure during therapeutic horseback riding sessions.

Fundraising Assistant
Minimum Age: 16
Individuals to assist with planning and implementing fundraising activities to raise funds for therapeutic horseback riding programs for at-risk kids and individuals with special needs.

Wish List Items

Saddles, stirrups, bridles, reins.

Locker for equipment (approximately 8 to 10 feet tall x 4 to 6 feet wide)