Horses Healing Hearts Children’s Prevention
Program Fee Structure:
How Do I start to Pay?
To sign up, use the form at the bottom of this page that will allow you to fill in the appropriate amount for your regular monthly payment. Once you’re signed up here, it will automatically deduct from your credit or debit card account monthly.
When you follow the above stated link it will walk you through signing up for the automatic billing on Pay Pal. Please note the following:
- YOU DO NOT NEED A PAY PAL ACCOUNT for this. Any credit or debit card will work.The amount you put in this line should be your monthly amount (weekly times 4). It should not be $10.. that is your weekly amount. So for example, families with one child (with Household income at or below $25K) it will be $40, two kids $60 and 3 kids $80.
In order to keep administrative expenses down, we will not accept cash or checks for weekly payment as it will be too labor-intensive to track. If you ever need to change your credit card number or alter payment activity (up, down or stopping payments) you are able to do it through this system.
Why we Charge:
Horses Healing Hearts pays $100 per child per session to cover the services we offer for your child weekly. (this is our cost – not what we’re asking you to pay) As you will notice by the chart below most of our children have 90% of their HHH session fees covered by funds raised by Board of Directors and staff efforts via grants, private donations, and fundraisers.
Fees: $10-$40 per child per week – paid monthly
The HHH Children’s Program Youth Client fee is a minimum of $10 per child per week ($40) per month. As many charitable programs who offer services do, we structure our fees on a sliding scale relative to household income. Please see the income chart to find the amount to pay.
Discounts for Families with more than one child in HHH:
For those families who have more than one child, each additional child will be charged at 50%. So for example: If you have two children in HHH and you make less than $25K annually, your first child is $10 per week, second is $5. Weekly amount would be $15. Monthly amount would be $60. (weekly amount times 4)
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: My child doesn’t come every week. Do I still pay the full monthly amount?
A: yes, because we are available to have your child attend, 90% of expenses are out laid regardless of whether your child attends or not.
Q: I don’t have a pay pal account. What do I do?
A: Pay pal accepts all credit cards through this link. As long as you have a credit card or debit card you can set up for an automated payment with this link.
Q: How Do I calculate my Household Income?
A: Use these links below to walk you through the process. HHH Reserves the right to request tax returns to support your reported household income.
Q: I have questions about this policy. Who do I ask?
A: Please call 1-877 HORSE 10 or email email@example.com.
Note: Periodically we have spots at HHH for 100% scholarship. These opportunities require an application and interview process. The youth client and family must be very committed to participation and be financially eligible.
Education Vs. Therapy
Horses Healing Hearts is an Education and Prevention Program. We are not a therapy program.
Differences between Awareness, Education and Therapy for COAs (Children of Alcoholics):
COA-specific services can be viewed on a continuum with awareness raising activities that can benefit everyone on one end to intensive psychotherapy that is only needed by some COAs on the other end of the continuum. Each type of service has different goals.
Awareness activities such as public service announcements (PSAs), print advertisements, posters, etc. let COAs know they are not alone. These activities and messages are critical because they break the “don’t talk” rule. In most alcoholic families, children are told not to talk about the parents’ drinking so they are reluctant to tell outsiders. Public awareness activities aimed at youth universalizes their experience and reduces some of the isolation, shame, and confusion.
Education goes a step further by explaining why parents break promises, act differently when drinking, feel and act sick when not drinking, forget things, etc. To be effective, education must fit the cognitive development and learning style of each child. In providing education, consideration must be given to the fact that some children become highly anxious during this time and may not absorb and integrate the information. Others may have learning disabilities that make it difficult to listen and learn in groups, to read or to write stories, or draw pictures about their feelings or family. Just as awareness can help reduce the isolation, education can help reduce the pain. Understanding that a child is not responsible for the parents’ drinking or other activities, that drinking can make it hard for a parent to take care of a child can help a child separate him/herself from the parents’ problem.
Giving COAs an opportunity to talk about their situation, listening, and expressing empathy is important because for many COAs, it is not permissible to talk about their situation at home. Statements by non-alcoholic spouses such as, “you shouldn’t feel that way.” “Grow up,” “You don’t know what it means to be upset,” “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about” are characteristic of parent responses given to COAs who do express feelings. As a result, many COAs learn it is not safe or wise to express feelings.
Content taken from: “Children of Alcoholics: Selected Readings” Volume II; Printed by NACoA (National Association for Children of Alcoholics)
Horses Healing Hearts - 2300 High Ridge Road, Ste 365, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 1-877 Horse 10