Handicapped Helping Handicapped
Diamondsedge Farm works with special nonprofit organizations such as:
- Cape Abilities
The mission of Cape Abilities is to serve individuals with disabilities on Cape Cod by educating, counseling and providing residential, therapeutic, social and employment supports so as to empower them to achieve meaningful and valued roles in society.
- Latham Centers
Latham Centers operates comprehensive residential, educational and treatment services, including a nationally recognized program that provides services to adults with Prader-Willi Syndrome, a life-threatening genetic disorder. Private Individuals- that are specially challenged no matter what the disability may be, physical, mental, emotional or any other way are welcome to make private arrangements and also welcome to join our Special Olympic Team.
- Special Olympics
Dignity, acceptance, and a chance to reach one’s potential – these are human rights worth promoting for everyone. For more than four decades, Special Olympics has been bringing one message to the world: people with intellectual disabilities can and will succeed if given the opportunity.
- YMCA Camp Lyndon
This is a seasonal program that teaches children ages 7 to 16 horsemanship, riding skills, and basic farm responsibilities to enhance self-esteem, balance, and confidence.
- RFK Kids (Robert F Kennedy Foundation)
Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps is a leader in child welfare and juvenile justice in Massachusetts. Every year, we help hundreds of children, youths, and their families deal successfully with behavioral and emotional issues at nearly a dozen facilities throughout the state. Our innovative and comprehensive programming, which includes residential treatment, educational services, community-based services, and therapeutic support, helps the children we serve grow into healthy and productive members of their communities.
Help us continue to work with these charities by making a donation via the link on the left.
Hi Brenda, Just wanted to say thanks again for the wonderful afternoon we spent with you and your horse family. I can’t tell you how much it meant to me to see Matthew ride and the pride he showed being there and being a part of your horse competition program. He and his brother always loved animals. They were extremely competitive of each other. It was nice to see Matthew feeling so confident in himself. He has a great deal of respect for you. He talks about his riding often. I know how much he wants to contribute and feel useful. It is important to him to have some independency.
The day was great! I can see that Z has really bonded well with you. She told me she likes you a lot, and believe me, she doesn’t give her heart to just anybody!!! Hope you teach her some wonderful things because she is listening! Thanks so much for being there!
Brenda, you’ve earned a special place in my heart. When I first came to your farm, I wondered if I could afford to bring Jake more than once or twice… but I can see how you are making his life better… and there’s no dollar amount that can pay for that. You helped make us more proud of him than ever.