Welcome, and thank you for your interest in volunteering at McKenna Farms Therapy Services! We look forward to having you join our volunteer team!
McKenna Farms Therapy Services is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides therapy services to boys and girls ages birth to 21 with special needs from throughout Northwest Georgia and metro Atlanta. The children we serve have a variety of diagnoses and delays in development including, but not limited to:
- Sensory Integration Dysfunction
- Developmental Delay
- Genetic/Chromosomal disorders
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Down Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Fine Motor Delay
- Oral/Motor feeding disorders
- Learning and Language disabilities
- Auditory Processing and Coordination disorders and more
McKenna Farms began in 2001 with 10 children, one physical therapist assistant, 5 volunteers and 2 horses. Today, it has grown to 23 therapists who serve over 500 children per week! We offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as therapeutic riding. These therapy services are provided in various settings including clinical, aquatic, and through the utilization of equine movement in hippotherapy. Our therapists work as a team through comprehensive interdisciplinary services to help children with special needs achieve their full potential.
The Farm is situated on 17 acres in Paulding County and includes a newly-renovated therapy clinic and offices in a civil war-era farmhouse. We also have 8 therapy cottages, outdoor and indoor riding arenas, a sensory trail, wooded adventure trail, and a barn that houses 17 horses and 2 mini horses. No other therapeutic center in the region offers such comprehensive services in one location. This setting is not only convenient for families, but it also allows us to provide the highest level of care as therapists can collaborate for the best interest of the children in a comfortable setting that truly feels like home.