712.239.5042 - 33148 K-22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108

​​Providing Animal Assisted Therapies Since 1984

SPECIAL TROOPERS ADAPTIVE RIDING SCHOOL

STARS remains one of the most unique programs making a real difference in the Siouxland region. With the credibility and experience of our 30-year history, STARS remains highly-efficient and financially solvent while continuing to initiate remarkable and significant change in our community.

Since its inception by Sue and Dr. Mark Wheeler in 1984, STARS has quietly grown from small start-up program to one of Siouxland’s most established nonprofit organizations, while also becoming one of the oldest Equine Assisted programs in the midwest. Today, demand for our specialized form of animal-assisted services is growing by leaps and bounds.

And you can help.

Financially, your support makes a real, immediate difference in tangible ways. When you give to STARS, the improvements it makes ripple from client to family to community to create long-lasting change in the Siouxland area. You may not realize it, but every donation – large or small – makes a tremendous difference.

Consider making STARS a significant part of your giving efforts. Your contribution can help STARS continue to grow and operate.

Contact us to learn how you can make STARS a part of your giving through annual donations, grants, endowments, and estate planning.

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