Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys, based in Brewster, New York, is a multi-faceted nonprofit organization helping young people to maximize their full potential by providing residential, educational, clinical and recreational services that create and nurture connections to the community and the natural world. Founded in 1947, Green Chimneys is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. The services offered by Green Chimneys include an accredited special education school on two campuses; residential treatment center; nature-based therapeutic programs; community-based support for youth and families; and public education and recreation opportunities for people of all ages. As a pioneer in animal- and nature-based therapy, Green Chimneys helps youths reclaim their childhood, discover their self-worth and create a future for themselves as independent, contributing adults.