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Catholic Charities St. Vincent's School for Boys


EIN: 941498472
Founded: 1907
Catholic Charities St. Vincent's School for Boys
990 Eddy Street
SAN FRANCISCO CA 94109
415-972-1200
Last Updated 2018-05-14

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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Founded as an orphanage in January 1855, Catholic Charities St. Vincent's School for Boys is one of the oldest institutions dedicated exclusively to care for severely abused, neglected and traumatized boys.

St. Vincent’s Therapeutic Equestrian Program provides a unique opportunity for boys to build trust, heal emotional scars, develop riding skills, foster confidence, and experience a sense of accomplishment. Most boys who come to us have been so severely traumatized that they find it almost impossible to form lasting, emotional bonds with anyone. Our 18 beautiful horses have an extraordinary way of connecting with our boys and healing these scars.


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 is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteers Welcome
Minimum Age: 18
Catholic Charities is proud to create and foster great relationships with all of our volunteers. We look forward to hearing from you and beginning your process as a Catholic Charities volunteer!

Since we provide a variety of ongoing as well as seasonal volunteering opportunities for adults, youth and groups that vary widely in terms of expertise and time needed, it is best to visit our website and/or contact our Volunteer Manager Diana Contreras at DContreras@CatholicCharitiesSF.org or
415 972 1297. For a current list of volunteer opportunities, please visit: https://CatholicCharitiesSF.org/all-opportunities/.


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Please Donate Today To Feed Our Horses
Eighteen beautiful horses live on the St. Vincent's campus and participate in St. Vincent's Therapeutic Equestrian Program. We are seeking donations to purchase hay, feed, and nutritional supplements for our senior therapy horses.