A holistic approach to mental health through creative counseling. For more information, please call:  

(920) 986-3003


Our unique and creative approach to providing equine assisted therapy makes a difference in the lives of clients who do not achieve success in more traditional forms of therapy.  We are truly grateful for the support so this service can be provided to our community.  Thank you!

Please know that your gift makes it possible for so many in our community to receive the mental health services that make a long-term and lasting impact in their lives.  

Want to see your contribution in action?  Contact us to tour our equine facility. We would love to show you the impact you are making.

Kelly Wisnefske, Executive Director
(920) 986-3003, ext. 101


Volunteers are an important part of CHAPS Academy; you can make a difference in a variety of ways that fit your skills, interests, and availability:

  • Providing care for the horses: feeding, exercising and socializing on weekends and holidays.

  • Supporting CHAPS therapists and administrative staff by providing clerical assistance in the office on business days.

  • Grocery shopping and preparing lunch for clients attending the Day Treatment Program.

  • Assisting maintenance and equine staff with special projects and seasonal tasks on the grounds and in the barn or arenas.

  • Organizing and arranging space and toys in areas used during Play Therapy with young clients.

  • Other possibilities according to your unique abilities.

If you are interested in volunteering with CHAPS, please call us at 920.983.3003 or fill out a volunteer application to get started!

Do you do your shopping online? Check out Amazon Smile to donate 5% of your purchase back to CHAPS. While you're there, take a look at our Wish List (search for "CHAPS") if you're interested in donating an item we're in need of.

"I am extremely glad I found CHAPS because if it wasn’t for CHAPS I’m not sure where I would be today.  I will be grateful for everything that CHAPS has done for me and how much it has turned my life around.  CHAPS is unique in so many ways but one of the biggest reasons they stand out from other counseling facilities is that they have equine therapy.  There was a horse I connected with, his name was Gilligan and he helped me get through some really tough stuff.  He always knew what I needed whether that be standing by my side or giving me a nudge when I thought I couldn’t do something.  Counseling sessions with Gilligan always left me feeling better than I had when I came in those days. I found my voice because of CHAPS, although it was never really gone it was just hiding in the back of my mind to afraid to be heard.” 

                                                              ~CHAPS Client, age 16

Help us save lives.

Your donation of time, talent, or treasure can change, or even save a life. Please consider joining our community of supporters in this important work.