ETC Says “Thank You & Goodbye After 24 Years!”
As the founder and Executive Director of Equi-Librium Therapy Center (ETC) along with the Board of Directors, we would like to say thank you to everyone who has had any connection with ETC for your generous support throughout the past 24 years. We have and will always consider it a privilege to have worked with so many wonderful individuals through equine-assisted therapies and activities that have empowered children and adults to have a better quality of life. Please know how much this organization has meant to us and our families.
However, it has not always been easy. For the last several years ETC has been struggling to keep up with today's world of giving. Our grants, donations, and other funding sources have been on a steady decline. The ETC Executive Board of Directors and myself have made the very difficult decision to sell or donate all of the assets of ETC and dissolve the 501(C)(3) organization status. Again, this was not an easy decision for us. We have spent the past several months selling and donating ETC's assets.
After payment of all previous debts, proceeds from the sale of all assets will be distributed to other not for-profit 501(C)(3) organizations that have already been chosen by the Executive Board of Directors. All confidential material will be kept in a secure manner for the legal required length of time and then disposed of accordingly.
We would personally like to thank all of those who have been a part of our organization. Our clients and their families have touched our lives and we will never forget them. Again, thank you for the years of support and generosity.
ETC Receives Community Support through Grants and Donations
Equi-librium Therapy Center couldn't be more grateful for the immense support of the local community. Through both grants and donations, ETC received $22,870 to be used for different projects and needs that will help better our therapies and in turn help our clients get the most out of their experience.
The Stanley and Elaine Ball Foundation Grant presented by Central Trust Company granted ETC $21,370. These funds will be utilized for the construction of a handicapped-accessible restroom. This in-facility restroom will be built off of our arena so restroom breaks will no longer take a large amount of the client's therapy time. Previously, clients would have to go to the ETC administrative building located about 155 yards away and a majority of the time this involved loading the client into a vehicle.
Finley River Community Foundation presented ETC with a grant of $500 for the use of purchasing therapy equipment. This equipment will include therapy equipment, props and sensory toys that will be used during sessions for exercises and stretches to help engage the client.
Nixa Community Foundation of the Ozarks also presented ETC with a grant of $500 for the use of purchasing the rest of the therapy equipment needed. With both grants, ETC will be able to purchase a majority of the equipment needed as these needs total to over $2,700.
The Bank of Missouri chosen ETC as the Annual Christmas Charity to receive a gracious $500 donation.
"Thank you to each organization for the funds given so we may replace outdated equipment with new and updated therapy equipment," says Executive Director, Kent Crumpley.
Why Should You Choose ETC?
ETC is one of the largest equine assisted therapy services in the state of Missouri. We are a PATH Premier Accredited Centers as well as Eagala Certified and a member of the American Hippotherapy Association. We have a state-of-the-art facility which we continue to improve every year! We pride ourselves in the way we do business and we would love for you and your family to be a part of that!
From the Parents
"ETC is an awesome organization that touches the lives of all involved!"
"My grandson loves coming to therapy! For him, it's such hard work and can be very physically tiring, but you make it so fun!"
"When my normally fearful and humble son is riding his ETC horse, he feels invincible and important!"
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And a SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Board!
THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors for their support!
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We would like to thank all of our Donors, Sponsors, Volunteers and Clients. Without all of you, our life-changing therapies would not be possible. You are what makes the difference in this world. THANK YOU.
Thank you Missouri State University Department of Nursing
Equi-Librium Therapy Center (ETC) would like to thank the Missouri State University Department of Nursing and Nursing Student, Kelsi Noeth, for the many hours or research recently done to answer the question of the feasibility of ETC filing for Medicaid to cover therapy services.