We are a Charitable Organization
Team Velvet, Inc. is a New Jersey non-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization providing proven and effective psychological counseling for 5 to 12 year old children with trauma, often at little or no cost to the family.
Our program is funded through grants, donations and possibly health insurance and fully staffed by our director and founder, Dr. Susan Edwards, Psychologist and Ph.D., and our tireless group of volunteers.
Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, witnesses violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, disfigured by an accident, or other countless events - all resulting in severe childhood trauma. In the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe and harmful physical behavior.
Team Velvet, Inc. provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5-12 years with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency.
Our successful, continuing counseling service is located on our farm in Flemington, NJ. If you have any questions whatsoever (about our history, therapy methods, potential therapy costs (if any) beyond insurance coverage, success stories, to arrange a visit to our farm, etc.) see our "Contact Us" page on how to contact Dr. Edwards directly.
Team Velvet Bookshelf
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Hunterdon Happenings List, 2020, Team Velvet is Finalist
Team Velvet will again be a beneficiary of the Hunterdon Polo Classic in Pittstown, N.J. Save the date of June 13, 2020. Details coming soon.
YOU Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Child
The continued success of Team Velvet depends on generous contributors like you. We are in urgent need of funds to ensure our continuing operation. Your donation provides therapy scholarships for children and help feed and care for our therapy horses. Your dollars can help to heal a child's heart and mind, one smile at a time.
Tax-deductible monetary contributions can be made through our "Go Fund Me" campaign and PayPal via our "Tax Deductible Donations" web page.