In May 2021, Lovelane received $100,000 grant from Cummings Foundation!
Lovelane will receive $25,000 per year over the next four years.
Lovelane has a dramatic impact on the physical and cognitive development of children with special needs. Lovelane is recognized and regularly recommended by the Boston pediatric medical community for the treatment of a wide variety of special needs diagnoses. We provide 4,500 therapeutic sessions in a typical year with the help of 197 volunteers. Lovelane serves students, ages 18 months to 22 years, from 41 communities throughout the greater Boston area with the help of 12 horses who have been specifically trained for our therapeutic program. Lovelane partners with local non-profits including The Cotting School, The LABBB Group, City to Saddle and The Perkins School for the Blind. We also offer summer workshops combining off-horse social pragmatic classes with therapeutic riding sessions. Lovelane has a waiting list of 295 students, demonstrating both the need for this unique therapeutic approach and the value parents and their physicians place in its outcomes. Once in our program, children stay for an average of 10 years. This high rate of re-enrollment each semester demonstrates the significance that this particular therapy has in the lives of our clients and their families.
This amazing grant helps ensure that our pediatric population is able to continue to benefit from our high quality therapeutic riding benefits.