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Phone: 205.322.5144
1912 14th Avenue South
Birmingham
Alabama 35205
USA
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Target demographics: children and adults

Direct beneficiaries per year: 60,000+ people in Central Alabama

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Geographic areas served: Central Alabama

Programs: • Petscription – Positive distraction from pain and worry for patients in hospitals and motivation for meeting therapeutic goals in rehabilitation units and early intervention programs
• Pawsitive Living™ – Twelve-week, goal-directed program for troubled youth, teaching anger management, relationship-building, empathy and compassion
• Sit, Stay, Read! – Encouragement for reluctant young readers to gain confidence, sharpen their skills and improve school performance by reading aloud to a nonjudgmental furry friend

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Hand in Paw's mission is to improve the health and well-being of children and adults by serving those with physical, emotional, educational, or psychological needs through interactions with professionally-trained Animal-Assisted Therapy Teams.
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The work that Hand in Paw pet therapy teams do to help chronically ill patients and their families is Outstanding. Animal therapy has been proven to help critically ill patients ,but it takes the devotion and dedication of the volunteers who take their pets into cancer center treatment facilities, ... more »
09/10/13
Hand in Paw is animal assisted therapy for children who are ill or require special care : those in need of reading skills and those who may be in trouble. It is also for adults who are ill or elderly and in need of care. The organization is almost entiredly made up of volunteers who train and ... more »
09/09/13
As a former Pet Patner, I had many grand experiences in Animal Assisted therapy. I saw what a difference it can make in the lives of the children we served. Milestones were achived and there was much joy from parents and therapists alike seeing their young ones start walking, talking, or exibit ... more »
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