Why Donate to Healing Companions?
Our psychiatric service dogs have helped those with mental illness take their lives back. But the amount of time and work required to train our dogs is much higher than most people would ever imagine.
It takes 18-24 months and up to $20,000 to fully train a psychiatric service dog to be ready to live with and assist a client. Throughout this process, there is an ongoing need for food, equipment and veterinary care, as well as the highly specialized, one-on-one training psychiatric service dogs require.
What if we told you that just a few dollars a month could make the difference between an unwanted shelter dog being destroyed, and that same dog finding a loving home and helping someone struggling with mental illness live a healthy, dignified life?
I can’t even imagine how I would survive without the help of a service dog. We need funding desperately for training, food & vet care. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Please help me and others live a more independent & productive life. Donate to Healing Companions, Inc. –Tracy
The people and dogs you see on these pages are precious living resources. Both experiencing difficult situations, each helping the other to live a life free from fear. Without programs like this, they would likely find themselves to be society’s throwaways. Please donate and help them live healthy, productive lives. –Bobbie Hall, Solvit, LLC
I looked to get a psychiatric service dog because I have bipolar disorder, anxiety, eating
disorder, lots of other stuff, and I’ve been on lots and lots of medications and unfortunately, there’s a small percentage of people that get very, very sick from medications, especially anti psychotics, and nothing else would work for me. Please make a donation to help others find peace with a psychiatric service dog.–Katie
Your Donation Will Make a Difference
Healing Companions’ benefit to our community is three-fold: a shelter dog’s life is saved; the trained psychiatric service dog provides someone who has mental illness with assistance and promotes a higher level of functioning and participation in society; and the inmate who has trained the dog gains both job skills and “soft skills” that help them obtain jobs and contribute to their communities upon release.
Your donation will vastly improve life for those on both ends of the leash. With your gift, you will be:
- Saving the life of an unwanted dog
- Providing inmates with job skills and employment opportunities, reducing recidivism, offering them a new chance at life and alleviating state costs for the inmates.
- Positively impacting the life of an individual struggling with mental illness
Consider One of Our Giving Options
- Your gift of only $5 per month will pay for two service dog vests for our dogs.
- Your gift of $10 per month pays for one service dog to become Canine Good
- Your gift of $75 buys a year of heart worm treatment for one dog.
- *BRONZE SPONSOR*
A gift of $100 buys a crate for one dog during their training.
- *SILVER SPONSOR*
A gift of $300 buys food for a service dog for one year.
- *GOLD SPONSOR*
A gift of $1000 provides a Pet Tutor and four Manners Minders for service dog
- *PLATINUM SPONSOR*
A gift of $5000 will provide crates for every single dog at our training center.
- *LIFETIME PATRON*
Your gift of $10,000- $20,000 will save the life and completely fund the training of
one psychiatric service dog from start to finish.
Take action today. Help us save more dogs and provide peace of mind to those suffering and stigmatized by mental illness.
OR send check or money order to:
Healing Companions, Inc.
ATTN: Jane Miller, LISW, IAABC-CDBC & AABP-CDBT
5 South Main Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074
Healing Companions, Inc. is a tax exempt organization pursuant to 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code allowing for tax deductible donations. Approval was made by the IRS on February 6, 2013.
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