You may be wondering where your generous donations go. Today, I’d like to share with you an overview of our programs—the core of our services which run year-round. Our service model is based around three main groups of participants, and to reach them, we partner with some of Chicago’s most trusted institutions to deliver these services.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
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.