About

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization located on a 17-acre farm in West Chester, PA.  We serve children ages 2-12 with physical, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities.  To our knowledge, we are the only organization to offer these unique services in the Greater Philadelphia Region.

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Mission:

To enrich the developmental skills and lives of children with disabilities through animal-assisted and natured-based experiences.

Vision:

The Barn strives to be the leading, regional organization and resource committed to providing children with disabilities and their families a nurturing and interactive, animal and nature-based experience that brings joy and inspires them to pursue their best lives.

Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity – We are honest and ethical in management practices, stewardship of resources and programming for children, families and volunteers.
  • Quality – We engage in continuous learning about children with special needs and animal-assisted activities, and we provide a safe environment for staff, volunteers, children and their families.
  • Impact – We strive to make a measurable difference in our community and hold ourselves accountable to all we serve.
  • Equity – We treat all children as individuals with unique qualities and unrealized potential.
  • Respect – We treat everyone with dignity and compassion.
  • Confidentiality – We restrict access to information about children, their families and our donors.
  • Passion – We believe deeply in the unique bond between animals and children.