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2722 Bailey Road
Leeds, AL 35094
Phone: (205) 699-8204
Fax: (205) 278-9758
Trust in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:3-4
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In 2015 we completed The MINISTRY MASTERY® program which included verification that we implement industry best practices. This focus on fundamentals helps ministry leaders achieve greater impact and position their ministries for growth. In The Emyth Revisited, Michal Gerber notes the need to work “on” the ministry as well as “in” the ministry. Ministry Ventures certified agencies operate with excellence. Donors and investors view this certification as an indication of positive stewardship of their resources.
We were the ONLY nonprofit selected as one of the top 25 UAB Alumni led businesses in 2016. Go Blazers!
In 2015 we won the Birmingham Business Alliance's Small Business of the Year for Nonprofits with a budget of less than $500,000.
The mission of The Red Barn is to promote and support equine assisted activities to individuals of all abilities and circumstances, especially children.
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SIMILAR AGENCIES?
THE RED BARN SMaC as of May 2015
RIDE THE RED BARN BUS!
The writings of Jim Collins and Morten Hansen have greatly shaped our organizational structure. In Great by Choice, Collins and Hansen discuss the creation of a Specific, Methodical, and Consistent (SMaC) set of guidelines in order to keep an organization focused. As a relatively new organization, we felt it important to create a SMaC document for the barn to keep our bus from running over our hedgehog. And, if you don't know what that means then go to Amazon and order the books!
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We are proud to have earned the Guide Star Platinum Seal for financial transparency. Our expenses are well within the guidelines of The Better Business Bureau's Standards for Charity Accountability and the Non-Profit Sector's Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices guidelines that an agency should spend at least 65% of total income on program expenses.
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Each week over 100 children and adults visit the barn to work with our fabulous horses in order to strengthen their minds, bodies, and souls. Whether they are attending a riding lesson, camp, or educational activity, everyone entering the barn is welcomed, encouraged, and loved.
Since our agency's founding in 2012, we've provided thousands of hours full of smiles and laughter for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities or special circumstances. For those we serve, time at The Red Barn is a welcomed relief from the stresses of every day life. Our programs were inspired by the vision of Anita Cowart to create a place where those with burdened hearts could come to find faith, hope, and love while they worked with horses. You can read Mrs. Cowart's writings: Adventure Stories and Love's Story.
We're an eclectic mix of dedicated professionals who love the Lord, helping others, and working with horses. We aren't afraid of hard work and think the best meetings are those that involve food. We believe that...
Everyone needs a safe place to belong and feel accepted.
Having fun is important.
God keeps His promise and works everything together for good.