We are a Charitable Organization
Team Velvet, Inc. is a New Jersey non-for-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, charitable organization providing proven and effective psychological counseling for children ages 5 to 12 with trauma at no cost to the family.
Our program is funded through grants and donations. It is 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 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 over adverse childhood events.
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.
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Team Velvet recently took part in a 30-Day Horseshine Challenge.
The horses were given Horseshine, a product from Omega Fields for one month.
"I am amazed at the qualitative difference in our three therapy horse herd in this short time. All three horses show more shine, thickness and improved texture after we followed the recommended feeding guidelines by weight. All of the improved in appearance which is significant as they started out as beautiful horses," said Dr. Susan Edwards.
See the blog on Omega Field's website.
Virtual Visits With Velvet will be scheduled soon.
If interested in enrolling a child or for more information e-mail or call 609-924-4330
Sessions are just $10 per child and are conducted from the farm.
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.