BENEFITING: HEALING COMPANIONS INC
ORGANIZER: HEALING COMPANIONS INC
Jen Thomas wrote -Hi friends. Several years ago I came across Jane Miller and her organization, Healing Companions. This is a grassroots non-profit dedicated to saving shelter dogs and training them to become psychiatric service dogs for those suffering from mental illness. This is Jane's dream and she has worked tirelessly to grow HC and be creative in her efforts. My daughter Abbie has volunteered with Jane in the past and got to see firsthand the wonderful work she is doing. Jane also grew the concept of pairing up the shelter dogs with jail inmates for the start of their training. This idea makes me so full of happiness because it is a new beginning for that inmate and for the dog. Inmates have been personally transformed through this process. They get to give back, feel love from an animal, learn about nurturing and empathy and responsibility. Eventually Jane works directly with a client to pair them with their dog and work on the bonding and training process together. It is important and wonderful work. Everything about this resonates with what is important to me. Second chances, healing, growth, saving homeless animals, empowering someone with mental illness who has had a quality of life less than what they are capable of, and giving those serving their debt to society something productive and positive to do. Please consider supporting Healing Companions. Any amount will help. I encourage you to watch some of the wonderful video clips, they are inspiring! Please give!