Crises happen every day in every community in America— communities no one has heard of until deadly tragedy makes them a national headline. Crisis caninines are here to help!
While emergency responders meet dire physical needs during a crisis, they often cannot meet acute psychological needs. And in a disaster, psychological harm can be many times greater than physical damage or loss of possessions. Unmet psychological needs after crisis can lead to long-term dysfunction such as unemployment, substance abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.
A crisis response canine is one way to meet the psychological needs of people in crisis. But, of the 30,000 towns, cities, and other communities that make up the United States, less than 500 have crisis response canines. Rural and remote communities are especially vulnerable and lacking this promising approach.
With your help, NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines and GreaterGood.org can ensure fully trained crisis response canines are available to those in need: from the family displaced by a home fire or natural disaster to the veteran facing eviction; from the family waiting for news of a missing child with Autism to the teen contemplating suicide; from domestic violence survivors testifying against their abuser to schoolchildren in the aftermath of a school shooting.
You can help. Your generous gift helps train and protect crisis dogs for those suffering psychological trauma. With your support, resilience among survivors will be restored. 100% of your tax-deductible donation supports GreaterGood.org's CourageousK9s signature program and NATIONAL Crisis Response Canines.
Meet CourageousK9 Rayo
Rayo, a NATIONAL Crisis Response Canine, responds with a local fire company to the scene of a house fire that left two families homeless early one winter morning. Canine Rayo provides a safe haven for the survivors and immediately works to psychologically stabilize the families.
CourageousK9s, a signature program of GreaterGood.org, supports dogs working to protect people and the planet. These incredible dogs are trained to help children, veterans, survivors of violence and natural disaster, and those with disabilities. Other courageous canines protect habitat and save wildlife. We partner with organizations who recognize and work with canine unique intelligence, keen senses, and individual willingness and desire to work to achieve goals we may not be able to accomplish without them.
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