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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide alternative therapy programs for U.S. Military veterans and their families struggling with emotional challenges such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Anxiety, Depression, Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

Our services, include, but are not limited to, utilizing  equine therapy, horticulture therapy, woodworking, fly tying & fishing, beekeeping, recreational exercise, agri-therapy and career coaching. Our ultimate goal is to help our veterans become successful civilians who feel they serve a purpose after returning from their time spent on the battlefield.

Liability Forms

If you are scheduling a visit to Dare to Dream Ranch, please print, complete, and deliver when you arrive.

Client Forms

If you are interested in participating in any of our programs, and are scheduling a visit to Dare to Dream Ranch, please print, complete, and deliver when you arrive.

What we do

Dare to Dream Ranch, Inc. is a holistic and alternative military retreat for service members, veterans and their families.

Our programs are designed to help our service members, veterans, and their families with PTSD, anxiety, depression, military sexual trauma and mild traumatic brain injury to overcome their current situations, find their passion, and become successful civilians

3,000
Veterans and their families served
5,000+
Program hours
150
Therapy animals
6
Programs

Don't just take it from us

Take it from our volunteers, veterans, and donors who make a difference everyday.

"A great place with great people! Dare to Dream Ranch, Inc. is a holistic and alternative military retreat for service members, veterans and their families. Contact them and see how you can help and be a part of this wonderful organization."

Linda L Kelly

"Great place for Veterans and a great place to volunteer. Karen and Randy are wonderful!"

Kelly Harker

"D2DR is a great restive and restorative setting for Veterans and their families with several great alternative therapy programs for Vets dealing with issues such as PTSD, anxiety, depression and able to help with many other issues they may need assistance with. Check out the Ranch on the web or on Facebook at Dare to Dream Ranch."

Chris Rowe

"I've volunteered here and I ABSOLUTELY would 10times over wish I could go there everyday! Her idea is great I love it I try to support as much as I can."

Melissa Bubble

"Amazing concept and people, one of my favorite places to volunteer!!"

Coll R

"Karen is fabulous working with veterans and horses that truly makes a difference in their lives!!"

We R.I.S.E.

Respect others, Inspire greatness, Support the journey, Empower success

Respect Others

We honor our veterans by respecting their efforts, sacrifices, and accomplishments.

Inspire Greatness

We salute our troops for their dedication to defending the values we hold dear.

Support the Journey

We recognize that many veterans and their families sacrifice so much to protect our country.

Empower Success

PTSD can affect those who have served, but it doesn’t have to define you.

Board of Directors

Meet the board of the Dare to Dream Ranch

Karen Dalton, CHC, ES
Founder, Executive Vice President

Founder

Cyndi Chrostek
Board Chair

Avid outdoors person. Active member of several fly fishing organizations, director of Fly Fishing/Tying program.

Christopher Rowe
President

US Navy (ret) Served 22yrs in the Navy. VA sent to school for woodworking. Founder of Falcon Wood.

George Huddleston
President-Elect

US Army (ret) Served 30+ years Active duty and National Guards. Runs peer to peer programs and hiking programs.

Tonya C. Hollederer, RPLU ASLI
Treasurer

Passionate about serving our veterans and their families. Lost her son to his battle with PTSD.

John Solomon, DO FAAFP
Director

Family Medicine Physician. Passionate about serving his community.

Robbin M. Neill MSN-Ed, RN, VA -BC
Director

Professor of Nursing at New England Technical Institute. Avid Horsewoman. Passionate about serving her community.

Jon Shelburne, Esq. LtC USMCR (ret)
Director

Legal Counsel for our service men and women that find themselves in trouble while serving. Passionate about serving our veterans and their families.

Tracie Hall
Director

Realtor, relocation Specialist. Helps find homes for our service members and their families relocating. Horsewoman.

Erica L. Donnelly, CFRE
Director

“There is a significant need to provide services to the courageous men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Mark Berger
Director

Marketing/Communication BA Journalism at Rutgers University, Principal at Berg's Eye Communications, PR/Media Relations specialist

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