Adolescent Foster Care (People, Not Dogs)
Once we have established a sanctuary with the appropriate facilities and personnel, we will start providing sanctuary to adolescents in the foster care system age 16-18. This program will be managed by both staff and volunteers who are licensed professionals in the field of behavioral/mental health, education, and social work.
Qualified foster youth will be invited to live and work at the sanctuary while going to school or completing their GED. We will offer classes in fitness, art therapy, outdoor recreation, and so much more. They will not only gain valuable job and life skills that will help them to become self-sufficient as they transition out of the foster care system, they will also benefit from the healing power of the human -canine relationship. By documenting the improvements in the mental, physical, and emotional health of these children, we will have undeniable evidence that senior shelter dogs have a lot to offer their human counterparts.
This program will comprise a very large portion of our time and require significant funding. Funding will be provided through private donations, grants, payments from the state agencies which handle foster care.
If you would like more information, or have a large ranch or farm in Reno, NV or the surrounding area, please contact us immediately.
Our efforts are funded by your generous donations.
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