History 


Fall 2007

Worked with UA Community Developmental Law Clinic to establish Horseshoe Farm as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization

Spring 2007

Worked with Greensboro Elementary School, the University of Alabama (UA) Honors College, and the UA School of Social Work to launch an after-school tutoring program for 4th and 5th grade students

Fall 2008

Began recruitment of first class of Horseshoe Farm Fellows and worked with Auburn University Rural Studio alumnus on the design and construction of Fellow housing

Summer 2009

Inaugural class of 3 Horseshoe Farm Fellows Arrive

Winter 2009

Completed renovation and opened Horseshoe Farm's first Enhanced Independent Living home for women

Spring 2012

Completed renovation on Main Street building that became Horseshoe Farm's first community center for hosting social, health, and wellness programs and activities for seniors, adults living with mental illness, and other in our community

Fall 2013

Worked with local health providers to initiate "Health Partners" program where Fellows are paired with adults who could benefit from a consistent relationshp to provide extra support, help navigating the health and social services systems, and help in other high yield areas that impact health and quality of life but that fall outside of the current scope of the health system

Spring 2014

The Historic Old Greensboro Hotel building was donated to Project Horseshoe Farm. Recognizing that we were outgrowing our initial community center space, we began renovation of The Old Greensboro Hotel Building to become a new larger Horseshoe Farm community center

Fall 2014

Youth programs continued to expand, serving more than 70 students in grades K-12. Awarded a 21st Century Grant to support the program

Fall 2016

Launched Horseshoe Farm's second Enhanced Independent Living Home for women

Summer 2017

Partnered with the Auburn University Rural Studio Architecture Program on two design/build projects: additional Enhanced Independent Living Housing units based on their pioneering 20k home design and a beautiful new courtyard space at the Horseshoe Farm downtown community center

Summer 2017

Completed first phase of renovation of the Historic Old Greensboro Hotel building and moved our community center programs to the new larger space. Partnered with Hale County Hospital and University of Alabama Family Residency program to integrate mental health and primary care outreach services into the new space

Fall 2017

Worked with a local property owner to launch our third housing program for women. This new program created an option to help residents who “graduate” from Horseshoe Farm’s other Enhanced Independent Living Housing programs and are able to function more independently

Fall 2017

Launched Youth Works project-based learning program for middle and high school students

Summer 2018

Expanded Fellowship Class to 15 Fellows (12 new fellows, 3 returning) and continued to expand work with medical, nursing, social work, PA, and undergraduate students from Alabama and across the nation

Summer 2018-Summer2019

Launched successful pilot program to replicate the Horseshoe Farm model in Marion, Alabama

Summer 2019

Launched new Farming Health and Nutrition track and expanded Fellowship class to 22 Fellows. Two Fellows also began to provide extra support to Hale County Hospital to expand partnership and broaden community health impact. Launched vocational support program for adult participants in our programs, including for our transitional aged youth participants. Established partnerships and laid groundwork for summer 2020 launch of new site in Pomona, California.