Healing Companions, Inc. is proud to say that over the months and years since 2001 we have done hundreds of events in an effort to educate the public about the possibilities of Psychiatric Service Dogs in treating people with mental illness. Feel free to browse some of our previous events. If you do not see an upcoming event here, that does not mean we are not working on our next one!

Bonner Volunteer Fair


Bonner Volunteer FairA huge thank you to Oberlin College’s Bonner Center for inviting Healing Companions, Inc. to participate in the Volunteer Fair on 9/6/18.  We had a truly amazing time with over twenty-five folks signing up to volunteer with us. I also want to thank Oberlin Northwest bank for donating free water bottles, frisbees, key chains, shirts and goodie bags.  Ahava, my golden retriever and co-therapist, attracted crowds to our table and provided an afternoon of pets, cuddles and love showered upon them. I am so grateful to the Bonner Center and everyone that stopped by to learn all about Healing Companions, Inc. and those who wanted to join us and spread the word through their social networks.

With gratitude, Jane


Jane Miller Guest on Positive Pets with MJ

Melissa talks with Jane Miller, about the Healing Companions program.  Jane discussed the many aspects of PSDs and the therapeutic value of the experience for both dog and handler.

They also discussed the prison training program that offers prisoners the opportunity to learn dog training skills they can use to get jobs once they have left prison.


Fun Day at Paws for a Cause Fair

We had lots of nice folks and a beautiful sunny day at the Paws for a Cause Fair…Thanks to all who stopped by!



Fair Housing Resource Center first Annual Fair

Healing Companions is excited to be joining the Fair Housing Resource Center, Inc. for their 1st annual fair.

Fair Housing vendor of the day paws for a cause


The Fair Housing Resource Center is a non-profit advocacy organization that serves Northeast Ohio.  “Paws for a Cause” is intended to help bring awareness to Service Animals and Therapy Assistance animals and those who use them.  As an advocacy organization FHRC helps clients with reasonable accommodation requests in housing to help them have/keep their assistance animal.

FHRC’s hope in holding this event is to help counteract discriminatory attitudes toward people with disabilities and help demystify those people with disabilities who rely on the services of their animals.  

It should be a fun day and we are hoping all of you will join us at Wes Point Park in downtown Willoughby.

Click here to download a copy of the flyer.


Online CEU – The Healing Power of Psychiatric Service Dogs (free for Social Work Month)

Each month NASW Ohio Chapter hosts a free, members-only webinar, part of the Wake Up to Social Work Online CEU Series.

Wednesday, March 16
10:00-11:00 AM

United States

Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC

NASW Ohio Chapter
(614) 461-4484

NASW Ohio Chapter hosts a free, members-only webinar each month, as part of the Wake Up to Social Work Online CEU Series. As a member of NASW, you can earn all of your required CEUs for free through this series. You can view upcoming Wake Up to Social Work webinars at naswoh.org/webinars.

Healing Companions: Ordinary Dogs & Their Extraordinary Power to Transform Lives
Jane Miller, LISW, CDBC

You will learn how to determine qualifications, legal and psychiatric, for Psychiatric Service Dogs; identify mitigating tasks; and assess the therapeutic benefits of Psychiatric Service Dogs.

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