EQUINE WELFARE NETWORK PROFILE
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH)

http://www.ckrh.org




Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH)
4185 Walt Robertson Rd/ KY Horse Park
LEXINGTON, KY 40511

Mailing Address:
P O Box 13155
LEXINGTON, KY 40583


Phone: 859-231-7066  MAKE AN INQUIRY

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Founded: 1981

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Profile Last Updated June 28, 2024

Public Charity


EQUUS Foundation Mentor
2024


The Mentor Accreditation is awarded annually to an organization that operates at the highest standards for business and equine welfare practices, has been the recipient of an EQUUS Foundation grant for a minimum of two consecutive years, and meets the EQUUS Foundation guidelines for business and equine welfare practices outlined here.

We welcome you to donate directly to Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH); Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH) will receive 100% of your donation made here. However, before making a donation, we encourage you to review this organization's Mentor information.

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Sinari
Our Equine Ambassador
Photo @JJ Sillman
Sinari is a 24-year-old Welsh Cob mare with an extensive background in dressage training. For the past 6 years, she has excelled in her second career as an equine therapist at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH), a therapeutic riding center in Lexington, KY. Sinari's versatility shines through, whether she is assisting an adult in perfecting their dressage skills or a child in enhancing their independence and energy regulation. A patient and forgiving teacher, Sinari is gentle with riders of all abilities. Off duty, Sinari enjoys the freedom of the fields, where she loves to let loose with her equine friends. Her spirited personality and professional expertise make her a cherished member of the CKRH team.


MISSION & PROGRAMS

Mission:
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) is dedicated to enriching the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive, emotional or social needs through therapeutic activities with the horse.

Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Services in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.
100% of our total programs and services are equine-related.

Our organization does not CURRENTLY use satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities.


Summary of organization's recent accomplishments, goals, strategies to achieve the goals, and capabilities to meet the goals, including its long-term plans to sustain its programs:
Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH) achieved many notable milestones within the past year. We hosted several annual events such as NIGHT OF THE STARS, the Paul Frazer Memorial Combined Test and Dressage Competition, and the Tack Sale that not only raised significant funds but also showcased the progress of our participants and highlighted the impact of our Equine Assisted Services. CKRH also maintained a Premier Center Accreditation with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH Intl.), underscoring our commitment to high administrative, facility, program, and service standards in the therapeutic riding industry and accepted special awards from Thoroughbred Charities of America (Ellen and Herb Moelis Industry Service Award), the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association (Therapy horse inducted into the Animal Hall of Fame), and The EQUUS Foundation (Split Rock Show Jumping Tour/Bobbie and Derek Bruan Horse Whisperer Award). In the last year, CKRH nurtured existing community partnerships/programs (Easterseals Bluegrass, Ampersand, Camp Brown Bear, Kentucky National Guard, Railbird Music Festival, The Stables, Race Rise North Lime Donut Dash) and fostered new ones (Minis and Me and the Bureau of Prisons) that will maximize our impact and extend the benefits of therapeutic riding to a diverse range of clients in need.
     
     CKRH aims to continue enriching the community by improving the quality of life and health of children and adults with special physical, cognitive, or emotional needs through therapeutic activities with the horse. We are committed to providing an environment that fosters physical and emotional well-being and instills the confidence in our riders necessary to develop essential life skills and navigate challenges that extend beyond the arena. Three programming goals of CKRH include: Offering equine-assisted activities and therapies in a manner that challenges individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential, ensuring accessibility and inclusivity in therapeutic riding services by maintaining low program costs, and providing sustained services without interruption so that individual progress can be achieved. Experienced and certified instructional staff, comprehensive programs, and robust support from volunteers, donors, and community partners comprise CKRH’s strong foundation to support its goals and maintain its programming.
     
     CKRH has long-term plans to sustain its programming and has implemented several strategies to maintain programming and proper funding including: 1. Service Fees: CKRH charges a $35.00 service fee per lesson. 2. Fundraising: CKRH works hard to cultivate relationships with individual donors, foundations, and sponsors. We also host four annual fundraisers: the Paul Frazer Combined Test & Dressage Show, the NIGHT OF THE STARS gala, a Used Tack Sale, and an Annual Fund Direct Mail Campaign. 4. Partnerships: CKRH has established partnerships with local equine organizations such as Hagyard, Rood & Riddle, McCauley's Feeds, Bluegrass Equine Podiatry, Broccato Farrier Services, etc. that are key in our ability to maintain pristine care of our herd at a reduced or even no cost. We also collaborate with other social services/health organizations like Easterseals Bluegrass, Kentucky National Guard, Camp Brown Bear, Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center, and Fayette County Public Schools in joint programming endeavors. 5. Program diversification: CKRH is actively seeking ways to diversify our programming. We have already expanded beyond Therapeutic Riding to include Equine-Assisted Learning, veterans services, and equine-assisted survivors of trauma therapy. 6. Endowment building: CKRH encourages donors to include us in their estate plans and has an endowment for facility care. 7. Infrastructure investment: CKRH continues to upgrade facilities and equipment to better serve participants. 8. Outreach: CKRH increases community awareness through events, media, and partnerships to attract new volunteers, participants, and donors.

Please describe what steps your organization takes to ensure that:
1) the interactions between your equines and people are mutually beneficial and conducted in accordance with the Guidelines for Human-Equine Interactions stated below;
2) all equines in the care of our organization and/or equines that participate in the organization's program have access to clean drinking water at all times; nutritious food in sufficient quantity, including natural forage such as pasture grass and/or hay; appropriate veterinary, farrier, and dental care; shelter and protection from the weather; sufficient safe space to move around comfortably on a daily basis; and daily opportunity to freely interact and have contact with other equines.
     Central Kentucky Riding for Hope is dedicated to ensuring that interactions between our equine therapy partners and participants are mutually beneficial and that all equines in our program receive pristine care and treatment. CKRH’s therapeutic riding instructors are certified by PATH International, ensuring they are trained in effective interaction techniques and have a proficient understanding of equine behavior and welfare. PATH Certified Instructors tailor lesson plans to consider the specific needs, abilities, temperaments, etc. of each participant and horse, ensuring interactions are always beneficial for both. These interactions are closely monitored by instructors and specially trained volunteers to ensure the safety and comfort of both parties. Adjustments are made on the spot by pulling a horse showing signs of stress from the activity. Following such an adjustment equine and program staff meet to discuss the event and determine if the equine is better suited for other activities, should not participate in the activity which induced stress, needs further exposure and training, or a break from activities.
     
     CKRH equine staff assess the health and well-being of all program horses twice daily. Our horses have access to clean water at all times and every paddock contains an automated heated waterer or a standard 100-gallon rubber trough. Should a horse require stall rest, two 5-gallon buckets are placed within for continued access and are regularly filled and cleaned. CKRH’s equine therapists receive a balanced diet that includes natural forage, grain, and hay. Our herd is weighed and evaluated monthly by McCauley’s nutritionists to ensure basic nutritional needs are met. Horses are given alfalfa hay (sparingly) and orchard grass twice daily, approximately 10 hours apart. Hoof health is maintained by CKRH's long-term farrier, Jim Brocato (Brocato Farrier Services) every 6-8 weeks. Podiatry services are provided by Dr. Cage Cruise (Bluegrass Equine Podiatry) on a case-by-case basis if any signs of navicular, laminitis, or general lameness appear. CKRH works closely with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute and Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to provide routine check-ups, vaccinations, and dental care. Our 40-acre facility has ample space for horses to move comfortably including 13 spacious paddocks where horses can socialize, exercise, and roam freely with other equines and 10 run-in sheds that protect against extreme weather conditions.


Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
Our organization provides the following Equine Assisted Services (EAS):
    Therapeutic Mounted Services
    Therapeutic Unmounted Services
    Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

5: Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers at Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

     1. Amy Riddell, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Amy is a part-time therapeutic riding instructor at CKRH. She is PATH Certified (CTRI), a Stable Moments Mentor, and CCHI Level II.


     2. Fayette County Public Schools

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Independent Contractor

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Equine-Assisted Learning involving Academic Learning

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS - Students approved by the school system attend The STABLES, an Alternate Education Program defined by Kentucky state regulations 704 KAR 19:002 as an community partnership providing a unique learning opportunity for students in grades 8-12 who thrive in a nontraditional school setting.


     3. Melissa Walters, CTRI, COTA/L

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Melissa is CKRH's Program Manager and a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. Walters is also a Licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.


     4. Nancy Delacenserie

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Nancy is a part-time therapeutic riding instructor at CKRH. She holds a PATH Certification (CTRI.)


     5. Phoenix Franzman, CTRI

         FACILITY PARTICIPATION:

         Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

         RELATIONSHIP: Employee

         SERVICES PROVIDED:

         Therapeutic Mounted Services

         Therapeutic Unmounted Services

         DEGREES, LICENSES AND/OR CERTIFICATIONS

         Phoenix is CKRH's Lead Instructor and PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor.



Overview of our programs involved with providing EAS to individuals with special needs:
     Central Kentucky Riding for Hope (CKRH)'s mission is to enrich the community by improving the quality of life and health of individuals with special physical, cognitive or behavioral needs through equine-assisted activities & therapies. A Premier Accredited Center of PATH since 1998, CKRH provides direct services to more than 300 individuals each year with the support of 30 (avg. herd #) equine partners, 125 weekly volunteers, and a dedicated staff of certified instructors, licensed therapists, equine facility managers, and administrative personnel.
     
     All core CKRH programming is developed and facilitated by a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with input from participants, their families, referring medical practitioners, educators, and CKRH’s Program Manager. A customized lesson plan is developed for each participant or community group based on the following needs:
     
     Physical/Cognitive/Developmental Disabilities - for mild to severe medical conditions such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, or stroke. Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship, CKRH’s flagship service, are year-round mounted & unmounted activities designed to improve motor skills, strength, balance, and cognitive processing. Specialty programs include HorseAbililty, a summer camp collaboration with Easter Seals Bluegrass for their youngest clients, and Horse Tales, a memory recall program for seniors with cognitive challenges.
     
     Mental Health - for emotional, social, or behavioral conditions. Mounted & unmounted activities are designed to improve emotional awareness & regulation as well as help reduce stress or anxiety. Specialty programs include Adjust Fire (for active-duty and veteran soldiers with combat injuries or resiliency issues such as PTSD); I RIDE (for adolescent girls living in at-risk households), and EASTT (for adult survivors of sexual trauma), a partnership with Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center.
     
     Learning Disabilities – for academic or vocational challenges. Unmounted activities are designed to improve core educational subjects (i.e. reading, spelling, math) and tangential skills such as organizing, sequencing, and memory retention. Specialty programs include STABLES (a year-round curriculum of Fayette County Public Schools for 50+ students in grades 8-12); and Vocational Training (for individuals developing employment skills in horsemanship or facilities/farm maintenance.)
     
     We currently have seven retired registered Thoroughbreds who have been retrained to provide unmounted therapeutic activities. They are mostly used for programming with veterans and at-risk youth. Our staff has made a great effort to select and train horses that fit our high-quality programming and abide by the standards set by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).


Community Outreach and/or Public Education:
Overview of our programs involved with providing community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses:
     CKRH collaborates with many organizations across KY to provide diverse programming opportunities for our clients and maximize our impact through the number of individuals we serve. 770+ people were served in 2023.
     
     Schools & Special Education Programs-
     
     The Stables: FCPS school for students grades 8-12 who thrive in a nontraditional setting. In addition to core curriculum such as math, science, and language, students learn about caring for horses & gain valuable vocational skills
     
     Providence Montessori School: Monthly volunteer program
     
     The Learning Center: Educational opportunities
     
     Healthcare Institutions-
     
     Sayre Christian Village: Group program
     
     EasterSeals Bluegrass HorseAbility: Summer camp for young clients 6-21 years of age with disabilities
     Liberty Ridge Senior Living: Group program
     
     Ampersand Sexual Violence Resource Center EAST: A 6-week program that supports recovery efforts for women who have experienced sexual trauma
     
     Veterans’ Organizations-
     
     Camp Brown Bear: Program for veterans suffering from PTSD & Traumatic Brain Injury recover in a peaceful, relaxing, & natural setting
     
     Kentucky National Guard: Year-round workshops for Guard members & their staff focused on resiliency efforts for those struggling with substance abuse disorders &/or PTSD
     
     Community Groups/Churches-
     
     Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church: Group volunteer sessions
     
     4-H: Group volunteer sessions
     
     Educational Institutions-
     
     USEF: Educational clinics
     
     UK: Group volunteer sessions and internships
     
     Purdue University: Internships

Research/Medical Use of Equines:
Our organization has never made, and would not ever consider making, equines available for research studies or medical training that involves invasive procedures and/or that which may cause pain or suffering to the equine. 

Religious Affiliation:
Our organization does not promote religious education, religious purposes, or a specific religious faith or use donations for religious education or religious purposes; require participants to be of a certain faith; require participation in religious, instruction, activities or services; or require participation in prayer, worship, religious instruction or other religious activities as a condition of receiving social or secular services offered. 

Auction Donation:
Our organization has never allowed, or would not consider allowing, an equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that would cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter. 

EQUINE ASSISTED SERVICES CENSUS

Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

Equine Assisted Services (EAS)
         
2023 EAS Operations - EAS Providers: 5 Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Horses/Equines participating in EAS programs at this facility        
Number of horses/equines aged under 3 0 0 0 0
Number of horses/equines aged 3-8 2 4 0 6
Number of horses/equines aged 9-14 4 1 0 5
Number of horses/equines aged 15-20 9 5 0 14
Number of horses/equines Over 20 5 8 0 13
Total number of horses/equines participating in EAS programs at this facility 20 18 0 38
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of hours per day each horse works 3 3  
Number of days per week each horse works 5 5  
         
Clients participating in EAS programs at this facility Mounted Only Unmounted Only Both Mounted & Unmounted Total
Total number of individual clients (not lessons) served annually 340 500 840
Average number of clients (not lessons) participating in activities per week 50 5 55
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Number of days per week programs are conducted at this facility 5 5  
Number of weeks per year programs are conducted at this facility 48 48  
         
  Mounted Unmounted    
Average wait list time for a client 10 Weeks 10 Weeks  
         

Additional explanation: Average wait time was calculated based on the average length of an EAS session at CKRH (10 weeks). Regarding participants served, 340 participants are direct Therapeutic Riding participants. Last year, we made a conscious effort to track those we served through large groups/community collaborations like our veterans programs etc. We can confidently report that we had 500 participants, bringint the total to 840.

EQUINE CENSUS SUMMARY

Total Facilities: 1
Total days that equines were in the care of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (CKRH) during 2023: 9272
Average length of stay for an equine based on equines under the care of the organization during 2023: 244 days (9272/38)
Average number of equines during 2023: 25 (9272/365)


27 Total number of horses involved with your programs on January 1, 2023
PLUS: Horse Intake during 2023
0 Donated
10 Lease
1 Purchase from Owner
0 Auction
0 Kill Pen/Feedlot
0 Surrendered
0 Seized
0 Abandoned
0 Returned
0 Transfer
0 Born at facility
0 Adoption from Rescue
0 Owner Owned
11 Total intakes
LESS: Horse Departure during 2023
5 Horses adopted/sold:
6 Horses transferred/returned
0 Horses deceased
0 Horses euthanized
11 Total departures
27 Number of horses involved with your programs on December 31, 2023
27 Total number of active horses (not retired) including
horses undergoing rehabilitation and/or retraining.
0 Total number of horses permanently retired.

Summary: 27 on 1/1/2023+ 11 Intakes - Departures = 27 on 12/31/2023 Adoption Rate: 13.16%



POLICIES: ACQUISITION


Our organization acquires horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Donation  
    Lease  
    Purchase from Owner  

Our organization does not acquire horses/equines from the following source(s):
    Auction  
    Kill pen/Feedlot  
    Return  
    Surrender  
    Seizure  
    Abandonment  

Our organization will accept the following:
    Geldings
    Mares

Not Checked:
    Pregnant Mares
    Foals
    Stallions
    Only Stallions to be castrated

Additional information about our acquisition policies and practices:
CKRH herd intake steps:
     1) Phone/email inquiry to CKRH's Equine Mgr.
     2) Trial Horse Application completed by owner
     3) Equine Mgr. reviews & does telephone interview
     4) Equine Mgr. site visit to assess condition
     5) 90 on-site trial at CKRH in quarantine paddock (30 days) then herd integration trial (60 days)
     6) If accepted, a Lend Lease agreement is signed which outlines return-to-owner policies when horse is no longer able to engage in CKRH programs.


POLICIES: INTAKE, ASSESSMENT & TRAININING

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization requires the following with respect to the health status of the horse:
    A current Coggins
    Vaccination records that have been administered within the last 12 months
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, the owner is responsible for having vaccinations administered.
    A health certificate signed by a veterinarian and dated no more than seven days prior to arrival is provided to our organization either prior to or upon arrival of the equine attesting to the health status of the equine
Not Checked:
    If health records are not available or are out-of-date, our veterinarian will administer appropriate vaccinations

Prior to a horse being accepted and/or arriving at the facility, the organization has the following policies in place:
    The owner of a potential equine is interviewed over the phone or in person prior to seeing the equine
    The equine is evaluated at its place of residence
    The owner completes an application/contract which constitutes the agreement between the owner and our organization
    The owner is financially responsible for the shipping of the equine to and from the organization
    Equines are on trial for 60 or more days
    During the trial period, the organization accepts financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care, up to a fixed amount agreed upon by the organization and the owner
    The trial period may be terminated by either the organization or the owner for any reason
Not Checked:
    Equines are not taken on trial
    Equines are on trial for up to 30 days
    Equines are on trial up to 60 days
    The trial period may be reduced based on the equine's progress
    During the trial period, the organization accepts total financial responsibility for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care
    During the trial period, the owner/donor is financially responsible for the care of the equine, including board, feed, shoeing and any necessary veterinary care

Following arrival of the equine at the facility, the following is performed:
    A Henneke Body Conditioning Score or other body conditioning score is assigned
    Physical examination by trained barn staff
    Photographs are taken of each equine upon arrival at the facility and kept with the equine's health records
    Coggins test
    Fecal test
    Vaccinations
    De-worming
Not Checked:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian upon arrival
    Physical examination by a farrier
    Physical examination by a dentist
    Blood work other than Coggins
    The equine is scanned to check for a microchip
    The equine is microchipped if the scan indicates that there is no microchip

Upon intake, the organization has the following quarantine policy in place:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine at the facility for a prescribed period of time
Not Checked:
    The equine is confined to a designated and separate area for isolation and quarantine off-site for a prescribed period of time
    The equine is not quarantined

The typical length of quarantine is:   20 to 30 days

Horses are assessed for following skills and behaviors:
    Retrieval from a pasture/paddock
    Leading with a halter and lead rope
    Temperament, disposition and attitude, such as rated from very calm to very high spirited
    Saddling
    Bridling
    Lunging
    Loading onto and unloading off a trailer
    Mounting and dismounting
    Riding at the walk
    Riding at the trot
    Riding at the canter
    Riding by a beginner and/or unbalanced rider
    Tolerance to unusual objects and loud noises
    Known vices, i.e., cribbing, biting, kicking, weaving, stall walking, etc
    Grooming
    Bathing
    Clipping
    Tolerance to multiple handlers at the same time
Not Checked:
    Jumping
    Driving (Pulling a carriage)

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the ongoing assessment of horses in its care:
    Physical examination by a veterinarian at least annually
    The Henneke Body Condition score or other body conditioning score is updated at least annually
    Photographs are taken of each equine annually and kept with the equine's health records
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine chiropractor
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine acupuncturist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine massage therapist
    Equines at our facility may be treated by an equine nutritionist
Not Checked:
    Photographs are taken of each equine monthly and kept with the equine's health records
    
    
Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to the weight-carrying or workload capabilities of horses/equines that are ridden in our care:
    Our organization evaluates at least annually and maintains a written record of the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable

The following variables are considered in determining the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden:
    Equine age, weight, breed, body condition, fitness, balance, health and soundness
    Equine conformation to include the top line, length of back, strength and width of loin, bone density (measured by the circumference of the cannon bone just below the knee)
    Size, shape, condition and angle of the hooves
    Participant weight, height, body proportions, balance, fitness and riding skills as well as behavioral issues and safety concerns
    Weight and proper fit of the saddle and other equipment
    Terrain and footing in the working environment
    Duration and frequency of working sessions, as the frequency with which an equine is subjected to maximum weight carrying and/or workload
    Nature and pace of work, repetitive or varied, radius of turns, degree of incline and regularity of footing when equine is subject to maximum weight-carrying capacity
    Temperature and/or weather conditions
    Seasonal impact on the equines' workload and weight-carrying capabilities and limitations
Not Checked:
    Our organization does not evaluate the weight-carrying and workload limitations for each equine that is ridden
    No equines are ridden; not applicable


Horses provided formal training (groundwork or riding):   2-3 times per week


POLICIES: BREEDING

The organization has the following policies related to breeding and stallions:
    Our main facility where our organization conducts its programs does NOT breed equines.
Not Checked:
    One or more of the facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, breeds equines
    One or more of the facilities where our organization conducts its programs, including foster facilities, are permitted to house stallions


POLICIES: EUTHANASIA

The organization has the following policies related to euthanasia:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized for space
    Our organization will have an equine euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian if the equine is a threat to itself, other equines, or people
    Our organization will have an equine euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian after all reasonable treatment options have been explored
    Euthanasia is done on site when possible to decrease trauma from transport
    Disposal of the carcass is handled within 24 hours
Not Checked:
    Our organization will never have an equine euthanized under any circumstances
    Euthanasia is done at the veterinarian's facility

The following are authorized to administer the procedure for your organization in accordance with state laws:
    Veterinarian
Not Checked:
    A certified euthanasia technician
    Senior staff with appropriate training
    Employee of animal control shelter or humane society with appropriate training
    Veterinary student under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian
    Not applicable. Our organization prohibits euthanasia under any circumstances

Additional information about our euthanasia policies and practices:
CKRH follows euthanasia policies as established by the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP.)


POLICIES: RE-HOMING

View Re-homing Agreement
Our organization has the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) policies and procedures in place:
    All potential adopters/purchasers complete a written contract which constitutes the agreement between our organization and the new owner
    Our organization does NOT re-home an equine to first time equine owners
    Our organization will only re-home an equine to a location where another equine resides
    The distance of a potential adopter/purchaser's home from our facility is a consideration for when re-homing an equine
    Our organization conducts a site visit of the adopter/purchaser's facility before the transfer of the equine to the adopter/purchaser's facility
Not Checked:
    Potential adopters/purchasers must visit our organization and be observed with the equine on site
    Potential adopters/purchasers are encouraged to do a short-term, on-site foster with the equine
    Adopters/purchasers are NOT required to provide updates

Our organization has the following policies and procedures related to horses that need to be retired, are no longer able to contribute to the mission of the organization, and/or are no longer manageable:
    Equines may remain at our organization for their lifetimes
    Equines may be found suitable homes by our organization
    Equines may be returned to their owners
    In the case an equine is unsound and/or unhealthy and cannot be treated to relieve suffering, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
    The organization will accept financial responsibility for equines in the current care of the organization that need to be retired or are no longer able to contribute to the mission of the organization if all alternatives have been explored to find the equine an appropriate placement and space is not available for the equine to remain at the organization.
Not Checked:
    Equines may be sent to auction
    In the case an equine is unmanageable and demonstrates repeated dangerous behaviors, the equine may be euthanized upon the recommendation of the veterinarian
    If a suitable home cannot be located within 12 months, the equine may be euthanized

The uploaded Re-homing agreement includes the following re-homing (adoption/purchase) statements:
    The agreement reflects that any individual or organization in possession of the equine as of the date of the agreement and any time thereafter is bound to not sell the equine at auction for slaughter or allow the equine to be sold, transferred, released, or otherwise placed into possession of any person or organization that will cause or allow the equine to be sold at auction for slaughter.
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must be notified of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization.
    The agreement states that should the adopter decide to re-home the equine, our organization must grant approval of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason prior to the equine being placed into the possession of such individual or organization, including being provided written notification of the name, address, and telephone number of any individual or organization intending to take possession of the equine for any reason.
    The agreement states that re-homed equines cannot be bred
    The agreement states that if there is any breach of contract the equine must be returned to our organization
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization free of charge
Not Checked:
    The agreement states that the re-homed equine CANNOT be sold, adopted, transferred, auctioned, released, given away, or otherwise placed into the possession of another individual or organization under any circumstances and must be returned to our organization should the adopter decide that he/she is no longer able, or no longer wishes, to care for the equine.
    The agreement states that the terms of our organization's agreement will be binding on any future individual or organization taking and/or in possession of the equine for any reason.
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make unannounced visits
    The agreement states that our organization reserves the right to make scheduled visits
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers can return an equine to our organization for a fee
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for one year
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for two years
    The agreement states that adopters/purchasers are required to provide updates (photos, vet records) for three or more years
    None of the statements are included.
    The organization does not re-home equines under any circumstances; our organization retains custody of our equines and ensures care of the equines for their lifetimes.
    Our organization does not have the authority to transfer ownership and/or does not own any of the equines involved with our programs.

Our organization requires references from the following:
    Veterinarian
    Personal/Other
Not Checked:
    Farrier
    Not applicable or no references required.

Transfer of ownership occurs:   Immediately (at the time of adoption/purchase) or less than one year

The average equine re-homing (adoption/purchase) fee received by your organization:
Not applicable; None received

Additional information about our rehoming policies and practices:
NA

EQUINE CARE & SHELTER/FACILITY INFORMATION

Total facilities at which our organization cares for and shelters horses used in our programs: 1
Our organization does not CURRENTLY use satellite, overflow, foster, and/or outreach facilities.



Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.
Contact: Ms. Pat Kline, Executive Director
Contact's Phone: 859-231-7066
Contact's Email: pat@ckrh.org
Currently operational
Total number of horses/equines currently involved with your programs, under your care, and/or owned by your organization at this facility: 26
Total number of horses at this facility INCLUDING those counted above: 26
Maximum capacity of horses at this facility: 35

Does your organization own, lease or use a part of this facility? Own

Provide the contact information for the individual or organization responsible for investigating abuse in the county where the facility is located, including mailing address, email address, and phone information.
     Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control 1600 Old Frankfort Pike Lexington, KY 40504 Phone: (859) 255-9033 Website: https://www.lexingtonky.gov/animal-care-and-control

Does your organization conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) at this facility in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS)? Yes

Total number of Equine Assisted Service Providers AT THIS FACILITY, including instructors, specialists, therapists, counselors, coaches and/or facilitators (full-time, part-time, volunteer, independent contractors, and/or providers accompanying clients) that conduct Equine Assisted Services (EAS) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine Assisted Services (EAS) AT THIS FACILITY:  5

Equine Assisted Service Providers Assigned to this Facility: (see Equine Assisted Service Provider Section below for details)

     1. Amy Riddell, CTRI
     2. Fayette County Public Schools
     3. Melissa Walters, CTRI, COTA/L
     4. Nancy Delacenserie
     5. Phoenix Franzman, CTRI

Additional information about this facility:
We only use electric fencing for grazing control when needed. 95% of our fencing is 4-plank.


Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.

Veterinarian Information
Veterinarian: Dr. Sydney Hughes, DVM
Clinic Name: Hagyard Equine Medical Institute
4250 Iron Works Pike
Lexington   KY   40511
Phone: 859-255-8741


Overview: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (*Main)
Total acreage dedicated specifically to the horses: 40
Our organization has use of the following at this facility:
Structures/Barns: 1  Run-in sheds: 10
Pastures: 11  Paddocks/Pens/Turnout Areas: 13
Uncovered Outdoor Rings: 1  Covered Outdoor Rings: 0  Indoor Rings: 1


















Regarding structures at this facility where horses are stalled:
Do horses have assigned stalls in the structure(s)?    No    
Do all stalls/enclosures allow horses to lie down, stand up and turn around?    Yes    
Is there adequate ceiling & beam height (a minimum of 12 feet above the tip of the horse's ear) when standing in all stalls/enclosures?    Yes    
How often are the stalls/enclosures cleaned? 6-7 Days a Week
Are floors constructed and maintained for both good drainage and traction?    Yes    
Is there a ventilation and circulation system in place to control temperature and prevent buildup of toxic gases?    Yes    
Is wiring inaccessible to horses and maintained for safety?    Yes    
Are fire prevention/protection measures (fire alarms, extinguishers and sprinkler systems) maintained and in good working order?     Yes    
Is there adequate lighting to ensure safety in all areas of facility?     Yes    
Are emergency contacts, including veterinarian contact information, conspicuously posted in easily accessible locations?    Yes    
Are human and equine first aid kits easily accessible?     Yes    

How many hours per day, on average, are horses stalled? 0-3;
How many hours per day, on average, are horses turned out:
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in to feed
    Equines are out 24/7 except they are brought in if there is inclement weather
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are being trained
    Equines are out 24/7 except when they are used for the conduct of the organization's programs

The following describes the pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for pasture management, which includes guidelines for seeding, fertilizing, irrigation, mowing, dragging, harrowing, manure removal, removal of debris, the control of poisonous plants, and a schedule for cleaning
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for pasture management
    All pastures are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
    Pastures are rotated
    Pastures have natural protection for equines (i.e., trees)
    Pastures have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have pastures where equines can graze on pasture grass
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following describes the turnout areas other than pastures at this facility:
    This facility has a written plan in place for the maintenance of turnout areas, which includes a schedule for cleaning, manure removal, and dragging
    A dedicated staff person(s) is responsible for the maintenance of turnout areas
    All turnout areas are fenced to prevent escape or injury
    Electric fencing is used; electric wires or tape fence are visibly marked
    Turnout areas have man-made protection for equines (i.e., shelters)
    Fencing checks, such as broken or missing planks, loose fence posts, exposed or loose nails, detached wires, etc., are done regularly
Not Checked:
    This facility does not have turnout areas
    Barbed wire is used for fencing

The following policies and procedures are in place at the facility to restrict public access and to keep horses safe:
    A security guard is present at night
    Equines are checked overnight
    No Trespassing signs are posted
    Hold Harmless signs are posted
    Authorized Personnel Only signs are posted
    Visitors are only permitted at specific times
    Visitors are only permitted in specific areas
    The property is fitted with motion lights
    The property is fitted with a security system monitored by police or a professional service
Not Checked:
    The property owner, staff member or caretaker lives on the premises and ensures that public access is restricted and is responsible for the security of the facility and equines
    By Appointment Only signs are posted.
    Entrance gates are locked at night
    The property is fitted with a security system that is monitored internally by staff (or the property owner)
    The perimeter of the property is fully fenced

Equine Care/Emergency Preparedness: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc. (*Main) 2024 and 2023 This section is required.

Horse Health Care/Barn Management Records: What system is used to collect and store health/horse care records?
    Onsite computer with onsite backup storage system
    Onsite computer with cloud-based backup storage system
    Our organization utilizes a software application to maintain records
    Our organization would use free cloud-based barn management software if available

The following items are consistent with our feed management plan and practices:
    Equines are provided with individualized feeding plans, including supplements, according to age and any health issues
    Feed plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Supplement plans are determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Equines are fed in groups
    Staff and volunteers are trained in proper feed measurements and protocols and observed periodically to ensure they are feeding correctly
    The feed chart is centrally located and updated as needed
    The area(s) where hay, feed, grain, and supplements are stored are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals in rodent-proof and mold-proof containers and grain bins
    Feed, supplements and hay types are clearly labeled
    Water sources, i.e., buckets, troughs, automatic waterers, etc. are kept clean, free of debris and chemicals, and protected from weather and other animals
    Medications are kept in a locked, climate-controlled area
Not Checked:
    Equines are fed in individual stalls

Do horses have access to clean drinking water at all times?     Yes    

Hoof Care: How often is hoof care provided for each equine? Every 4-8 weeks and when an issue arises

Dental Care: How often is dental care provided for each equine? Annually and when an issue arises

Horse checks: How often are equines visually and physically checked by personnel at the facility? Every day or 6 days a week


Parasite Control: Our organization has the following worming protocols in place: (Check all that apply
    The protocol for each equine is determined in consultation with a veterinarian
    Fecal testing is performed prior to the use of a de-wormer.

Fly/Insect Control: What remedies are used to control flies and insects?
    Fly parasites
    Fly Traps and Tapes
    Premise Sprays/Insecticides
    Fly Spray Repellent
    Fly Masks
    Fly Sheets
    Fans

The following represent the biosecurity practices in place at facility:
    Our organization follows the AAEP's Biosecurity Guidelines and/or the UC Davis Biosecurity Guidelines
    Our organization follows the biosecurity guidelines of our veterinarian
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines do not have contact with other equines or other animals
    The organization has a written biosecurity plan
    All staff are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    All volunteers are trained in best practices related to biosecurity
    A specific individual is assigned to care for sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cared for last if the caretaker must also care for healthy equines
    Restricted access signs are posted at primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Hand sanitizers and footbaths are available at all primary points of access to sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Manure and bedding from sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is disposed of in specific areas designated for infectious materials - not put in open air piles, and not spread on pastures
    Stalls, aisle ways, and common areas are disinfected after conclusion of the quarantine
    Trailers/vans used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines are cleaned and disinfected after each use and cleaning takes place away from where equines are sheltered
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is not shared and is clearly labeled
    Equipment used by sick, affected and/or quarantined equines is cleaned of organic debris and disinfected after each use
    Latex gloves are worn when working with sick, affected and/or quarantined equines
    Personnel are required to leave the facility (or shower and change clothing) after working with quarantined equines
Not Checked:
    Equines are not quarantined on arrival.

The following represent the manure removal practices in place at facility:
    Manure is piled in an area where equines are not located
    Manure is hauled, sold or given away
    Our organization adheres to the manure management guidelines set by state and/or local authorities
Not Checked:
    Manure is stored in dumpster(s)
    Manure piles are covered
    Manure piles are composted or spread on pastures

The following steps are taken to help staff and volunteers readily identify each horse on the property:
    Equines wear halters with nametags
    A notebook or binder with photos and information on each equine is easily accessible
    A map/diagram is posted showing the location of each equine with equine names and photos
    Equine photos and profiles are available on the website
    Staff and volunteers are provided with an information packet with equine profiles, including photos and detailed descriptions
    Staff/volunteers are provided training on conformation, markings, colors, and breeds
    Team leaders work with new staff/volunteers until they are able to identify the equines
Not Checked:
    Equines are assigned the same stall/location each day
    Name plates are located on the stall
    Photos are located on the stall

Our organization has the following policies and procedures in place pertaining to tack, apparel and equipment:
    Saddles are shared
    Saddle pads are shared
    Blankets are shared
    Sheets are shared
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are fitted and utilized for each equine appropriate to the equine's needs and the weather conditions
    Blankets, sheets and turn out apparel are cleaned regularly as needed
    Tack is cleaned weekly
    Tack is inspected for overall working condition before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit before each use by trained personnel
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's body condition changes
    Tack is assessed for fit by trained personnel when an equine's disposition changes
    This facility enlists the services of a professional saddle fitter at least once a year
    Assigned tack is clearly labeled
    Tack is stored in a climate-controlled location
    Helmets are shared
    Helmets are cleaned/disinfected after each use
    Helmets are replaced after a fall
    Helmets are replaced at least every five years.
Not Checked:
     All equines have specifically assigned tack, apparel and equipment that is not shared
    Bridles are shared
    Bits are shared
    Turnout apparel is shared
     Halters are shared
    Tack is cleaned after each use
    Tack is cleaned only when needed
    No equines are ridden; not applicable.

Emergency Preparedness: Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, Inc.: *Main This section is required.
The following plans, policies, and procedures are in place at the facility to handle emergencies and address weather related issues, fire safety procedures, and/or any additional hazardous scenarios the facility could potentially experience:
    Emergency procedures are posted prominently
    Emergency phone numbers are posted prominently
    The facility owns or has access to a generator
    The facility maintains at least two weeks of hay, feed, shavings and medications
    The facility collects and maintains medical information from staff, volunteers, and clients
    The facility maintains appropriate liability and/or workers' compensation insurance
    All staff/volunteers are briefed regularly on emergency preparedness/safety procedures
    The organization has a written emergency preparedness/safety plan (EPP)
Not Checked:
The written EPP addresses the following areas:
    Local fire department and/or the state's emergency planning department procedures
    Medical emergencies for clients, staff, and volunteers
    Medical emergencies for equines
    Evacuation plans
    Power outages
    Fire
    Natural Disasters - thunderstorm, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, etc
    Terrorist attacks
    Protocols to notify emergency personnel
    Building/facility exit plans
Not Checked:


The facility follows the specific procedures to help PREVENT emergency situations:
    Smoking is strictly prohibited
    NO SMOKING signs are posted prominently
    Hay is stored away from permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled
    Permanent or temporary structures where equines are stalled are kept free of dust, cobwebs, trash, cleaning rags, and other flammable items
    Aisles and doorways are kept clear
    Heaters with automatic shutoff settings are used
Not Checked:

How often are the following checked or performed?
Fire Extinguishers are checked: Quarterly
Smoke detectors are checked: Quarterly
Electrical Systems are checked: Quarterly
Fence lines are checked: Daily
Turnout Areas are checked: Daily
Sprinkler systems are checked: Quarterly
Fire drills are conducted: Quarterly
Review of safety protocols with staff are conducted: Semi-annually
Review of safety protocols with volunteers are conducted: Annually
The Emergency Preparedness Plan is reviewed and updated: Annually

Equine Transportation
2-horse van/trailer with truck:
    1 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
3-horse van/trailer with truck:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
4-horse van/trailer with truck:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
6-horse van/trailer with truck:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
8-horse van/trailer with truck:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;
10-horse van/trailer with truck:
    0 Owned onsite  0 Access onsite but not owned  1 Access offsite;


GOVERNANCE, MANAGEMENT & FINANCIAL REPORTING

Financial Reporting
Budget:  
$500K to $1M
Equine Budget:   $50K to $100K
Month Fiscal Year Ends: 12
Type of Financial Reporting (Audit, Review, Compilation): Compilation
Type of IRS Filing (990, 990-EZ, 990-N): 990

Does the uploaded Pro Forma 990/990 represent ? Yes
View The IRS Form 990/Pro Forma 990


Governing Body:
Board meetings per year:  6
Number of Board Members:  19  Number of Voting Board Members:  19

Board Compensation:
Is the Board Chair compensated?  No  Is the Treasurer compensated?  No
Are there any other Voting Board Members that are compensated?  No

Board/Staff Relationships:
Are any members of the Board, Staff or Program Participants related to each other through family or business relationships? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board, Staff member and/or Program Participant.
Two (2) Board members Martha Jane Mulholland & John Henry Mulholland are mother & son and partners in their business venture Mulholland Springs Farm.

Board Affiliations:
Are any Board members providing services to your organization or compensated by your organization, or are any Board members or staff members associated with and/or compensated by another organization with a relationship or business affiliation to your organization? Yes
If yes, provide the name, title, responsibility and family/business relationship of each Board and/or Staff member, and the name of the related organization.
Two veterinarians from the clinic providing veterinary services are Board members.

Conflict of Interest:
Does your organization have a written conflict of interest policy that ensures that any compensated board member is a NON-VOTING (Independent) board member or that any compensated board member or any board member related to a compensated staff member, independent contractor, or any related board members, or any individual or organization that might benefit from a board decision, abstains from voting on issues impacting such compensation and requires officers, directors or trustees, and key employees to disclose at least annually in writing interests that could give rise to conflicts?  Yes


Compliance:
Below is a list all local, state and federal licenses held by the organization, and/or accreditations or compliances with the published standards of an accrediting organization, if applicable:  CKRH is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship Int'l (PATH) and has maintained this status since 1998.

Organization documents available on our website:
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook

Organization documents available on request:
    Most recent Financials
    Most recent IRS Form 990
    Most recent Annual Report
    Equine Intake Guidelines
    Volunteer Handbook
    Staff Handbook
    Bylaws


Staff & Volunteers:
Chief Staff Officer (CSO):  Ms. Pat Kline, Executive Director
Employees/Independent Contractors:   Full-Time:  9  Part-Time:  6  Volunteers:  125
Staff Recruitment, Screening and Training processes including employees and independent contractors:
    Prospective staff/independent contractors complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective staff and independent contractors that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective staff/independent contractors serving in the capacity as staff have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Staff and/or contractors are required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Staff and/or contractors are required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Staff and/or contractors are required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective staff/independent contractors are required to undergo a Background Check
    Staff and/or contractors provide parent/guardian information if applicable
    Staff and/or contractors carry current health insurance
    Staff and/or contractors have a written job description
    Staff and/or contractors are evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Staff and/or contractors are updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Staff and/or contractors receive training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Staff and/or contractors have a supervisor and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The organization provides a handbook to every member of the staff, including employees and/or independent contractors serving in staff positions;
    The handbook includes information, such as hours of work, vacation, sick leave, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in CPR and human first aid
    One or more staff members or contractors are trained in equine first aid
Not Checked:
    Staff and/or contractors are subject to Random Drug Screening

Volunteer Recruitment, Screening and Training processes:
    Prospective volunteers complete a written application/agreement
    Our organization has a practice in place to ensure that the organization has sufficient knowledge of the background of prospective volunteers that may impact the safety of your clients and your horses, such as whether prospective volunteers have been convicted of a sexual offense or convicted for animal cruelty or neglect. Such practices must comply with local, state, and federal mandates.
    Every volunteer is required to complete a Liability Release/Hold Harmless Agreement
    Every volunteer is required to provide Emergency Medical Information
    Every volunteer is required to sign a Photo Release
    Prospective volunteers are required to undergo a Background Check
    Every volunteer provides parent/guardian information if applicable
    Every volunteer carries current health insurance
    Every volunteer has a written job description
    Every volunteer is updated on all the organization's policies and procedures on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in policy or procedure
    Every volunteer receives training that includes safety guidelines, confidentiality, equine handling, equine identification, and emergency procedures; additional training is job specific
    Every volunteer is assigned a supervisor (staff member and/or senior volunteer) and is responsible for keeping their supervisor up to date on work related activities
    The supervisor assesses the volunteer's abilities and assigns specific duties to the volunteer based on their skills
    The organization records and maintains written attendance information and hours on every volunteer
    The organization provides a Volunteer Handbook to every volunteer
    The Volunteer Handbook includes volunteer-related information, such as hours of work, dress code, cell phone usage, and the protocol for dismissal
    The Volunteer Handbook is reviewed annually and updated
    The organization holds regular orientation sessions for volunteers and prospective volunteers that includes an overview of the organization, its mission, activities, volunteer responsibilities and expectations, safety guidelines, and a tour of the facility
Not Checked:
    Every volunteer is evaluated on an annual and as needed basis or with any change in their job description
    Every volunteer is subject to Random Drug Screening

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