Hand in Paw Overview
Target demographics: children and adults
Direct beneficiaries per year: 70,000+ people in Central Alabama
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Help us with our many projects and fundraisers!
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