Posts tagged 25for25
Our Dogs Heal by Example

Today, I’d like to tell you about some of the truly amazing therapy dogs who deliver Canine Therapy Corps’ services.  Without them, we couldn’t do what we do!  Each Canine Therapy Corps therapy dog is amazing in their own way, but some of them have had to overcome quite a lot on their path to becoming a therapy dog.  Their difficulties in life remind others that their own issues can be overcome – if the therapy dog could do it, so can you! 

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Camp I Am Me

One of our most popular and longstanding outreach relationships is with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance’s Camp I Am Me. A sleepover camp for children and teens who have experienced burns, Camp I Am Me allows survivors to have fun and build their self-esteem in a safe, non-judgmental environment.   

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Canine Therapy Corps Featured in "What You Do Matters"

This very personal edition focuses on Canine Therapy Corps' program at Haymarket Center, one that all three of my therapy dogs (Scotch, Rou, and Swindle), my husband Louie, and I have volunteered in over the years. Haymarket Center offers comprehensive behavioral health solutions to aid people with substance abuse disorders. Tonight at 9:00 p.m., Canine Therapy Corps’ work at Haymarket Center will be featured in the documentary “What You Do Matters,” which will debut on PBS (click here to watch online). 

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service

On December 18, 2016, Canine Therapy Corps will celebrate 25 years delivering goal-directed, interactive, canine-assisted therapy. During that time, we have proudly served an estimated 75,000 people. Thanks to our generous volunteers, incredible therapy dogs, knowledgeable program leaders, and open-minded facility partners, the hearts and souls of our organization, for allowing us to achieve that level of service. Along with our donors, they are the reason we now serve approximately 6,000 individuals per year – people with painful physical disabilities and debilitating conditions, veterans persevering over mental health issues, at-risk youth, children with autism, and those recovering from sexual abuse, among others.     

 

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