Guest Interviews — 2 Minutes

Blissful Dreams Rescue Ranch (Part 2)

Guest Interviews — 2 Minutes

Blissful Dreams Rescue Ranch (Part 2)

Kristina interviews Jamie & David from Blissful Dreams.

Jamie Kohler is the founder of Blissful Dreams Rescue Ranch, a a horse program where everyone is greeted with open arms and open hooves and no one is judged for who they are or where they come from.

Kristina: Hey, I’m Kristina, and I’m with the Autism News NetWORK. I’m here with Jamie and David at Blissful Dreams, which is by far the best place to be. And I’m here to ask them some [inaudible 00:00:20] questions. How many hours a day do you, yourself, and volunteers, and the horses work with people in need?

Jamie: I’d say 40, pretty much full time. 40 hours a week.

David: Yeah. For me as one of the volunteers here, I dedicate two days a week. I come out every Wednesday and Friday, for those that have gifted or special needs, in terms of service from that stand point. I’ll get here in the mornings and go through early afternoons or something and be here. I think the key for Blissful though, is trying to cater to anybody who has a need. Yeah, I’m here Wednesdays and Fridays, but there are times when people that doesn’t fit their schedule, and we’ll look and try and make it work for anybody who’s reaching out and needing some kind of service from Blissful, and we’re always trying to look for more opportunities to serve.

Kristina: How is your program funded?

Jamie: Mainly from donations and sponsorships. We don’t want to keep, deter anybody from not being able to be a part of it because of money. So we rely solely on grants, sponsorships, donations, and part of the regular lesson program that I do goes towards Blissful as well.

Kristina: Hey, I’m Kristina, and I’m with the Autism News NetWORK. I’m here with Jamie and David at Blissful Dreams, which is by far the best place to be. And I’m here to ask them some [inaudible 00:00:20] questions. How many hours a day do you, yourself, and volunteers, and the horses work with people in need?

Jamie: I’d say 40, pretty much full time. 40 hours a week.

David: Yeah. For me as one of the volunteers here, I dedicate two days a week. I come out every Wednesday and Friday, for those that have gifted or special needs, in terms of service from that stand point. I’ll get here in the mornings and go through early afternoons or something and be here. I think the key for Blissful though, is trying to cater to anybody who has a need. Yeah, I’m here Wednesdays and Fridays, but there are times when people that doesn’t fit their schedule, and we’ll look and try and make it work for anybody who’s reaching out and needing some kind of service from Blissful, and we’re always trying to look for more opportunities to serve.

Kristina: How is your program funded?

Jamie: Mainly from donations and sponsorships. We don’t want to keep, deter anybody from not being able to be a part of it because of money. So we rely solely on grants, sponsorships, donations, and part of the regular lesson program that I do goes towards Blissful as well.

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