Gabriel’s Angels

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2015 Grant Recipients

GABRIEL’S ANGELS
3 rd Year Grant

Agency Background: The program began in Maricopa County in 2000. It expanded to include: So. AZ in 2007 and Yavapai County in 2011. It currently has 45 therapy teams who provide services at 30 So. AZ partner child-serving agencies. The mission of Gabriel’s Angels is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.

Focus of 2015 Grant: Pet Therapy Program The grant will provide funds to train therapy teams which include volunteers and their pets. These teams must be registered with Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs, Inc., and clear an FBI fingerprint/background check.

Measurable Results:

  • 56% of children served will demonstrate notable or significant improvement in Self-regulation.
  • 60-63% of children served will demonstrate notable or significant improvement in Attachment and/Trust, Awareness/Empathy, Tolerance, and Respect.
  • 72% of children served will demonstrate notable or significant improvement in Confidence and Affiliation.

Contact: Michelle Shipitofsky, Chief Development Officer mshipitofsky@gabrielsangels.org