THIS IS WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY
LifeStriders educates and strengthens communities, by joining together to provide innovative and integrated cognitive and physical therapies, online, on our farm, and sometimes on the backs of our horses, to individuals and families with special needs, at low or no cost. Learn More
HIGHLIGHTS AND NEWS
The impacts of your gifts will be felt for a Lifetime. Your contribution to LifeStriders makes all of this possible. View the Impact Report to see what we have accomplished together to date. Impact Report
Derby Days 2023
Are you looking for a fulfilling and rewarding way to spend your time? LifeStriders relies on the generosity and compassion of people like you to support our life-changing work. Be a part of the change today! By engaging in one of our many volunteer opportunities, you can inspire hope and healing in the lives of many all while enriching yourself. No experience needed!
LifeStriders' integrative health therapies and social services incorporate Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and other therapeutic methods and modalities, to address the special needs of each individual client, family and caregiver. Sessions focus on early integrative interventions and on building on our clients’ unique strengths in order to help them meet their individual challenges, and maximize their human potential.
We are able to run this beautiful organization because of our volunteers! By volunteering to help us out in any way you can, you will be harnessing the power of compassion in your life and giving back to your community by enriching the lives of others. We are always looking for volunteers to help in many different positions. This work is not possible without you and LifeStriders loves our volunteers.
LifeStriders is a 501(c)3, tax exempt, non-profit organization founded and organized to serve special needs individuals, their families, and caregivers. We charge a very minimal fee for our services, and rely mostly on generous donations and scholarship funding to make the all the little miracles possible. A gift to LifeStriders lasts a lifetime. We all thank you for your support!
Join Our Family
For more information on LifeStriders, our programs, volunteer opportunities, or donation needs, please share your contact information below, write us, or give us a call at (262) 565-6124. We look forward to meeting you.
Bob, Army Veteran
I'm an Army Veteran with some anger management issues. I was referred to LifeStriders and told they could help me with my problem. I can honestly say that the anger management program I'm currently in is working really well. I'm getting better every day at being able to deal with my issues and to identify potential outbursts before they occur. My coworkers, friends and family do see a very noticeable difference. I've recommended LifeStriders to other Veterans and friends that I feel could benefit from it. LifeStriders has definitely made a positive impact on my life.
Katie on Cade's Story
Cade was diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome at 2 days old. He was extremely low tone (floppy baby) and failure to thrive. After extensive therapy sessions of OT, PT, Speech, and feeding specialists, he started to make progress in increasing his tone. At 17 months we started Hippotherapy. We had not told his other therapists of this, and with in 2 weeks they all noticed a huge increase in his stability. His tone was improving faster than before, he was sitting with out any additional support, started to babble more than ever before, his fine motor skills improved, and his gross motor took huge steps! He started to crawl! No one thought that he would be able to do this so fast! We are excited to see the continued progress and hope that his scoliosis is reduced through this as well!
Cheryl, Kelly's Mom
My daughter has had extremely severe behavior problems over her lifetime. When I first brought her here my main goal was to keep her busy and active. My hopes were that she would not be too obstructive to the point of taking anything away from others. We have kept Kelly extremely busy to try and alliviate negative behaviors. She goes to a day program two times a week, the library weekly, yoga and cooking classes, bowling, to movies, in special olympics, bike riding, mall walking, to a fitness center, etc. Many of these activities over time we have had to discontinue because her negative behaviors escalate with the duration of time. I am pleased with her reaction to horseback riding. She actually seems less obsessive while here, a little less negative, and actually seems proud and happy on the horse. It's one of the only times, honestly, that she seems in the moment.
We are very pleased with the progress our grandson, Nate, is doing at LifeStriders. When he first began the program a few years ago, he wasn't walking but by the end of the first session we couldn't believe it; he started to walk! A BIG 'thank you' to all the volunteers and therapists who give of their time/talent to help not only our grandson to be the best person he can be, but also to all the other children facing challenges as well.