Boston Globe on our therapy dogs, Callie and Jack
August 14, 2015 § Leave a comment
Today’s Boston Globe features a story on Callie and Jack, Commonwealth Care Alliance’s therapy dogs. The story explains how the dogs bring “comfort to people who are coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental disorders.”
Callie and Jack, who are both German Shepherds named Jack, make the rounds at our community respite units located at Carney Hospital in Dorchester, MA and Marie’s Place in Brighton. Commonwealth Care Alliance’s voluntary respite units support members in acute behavioral health situations to stabilize, strengthen their coping resources and supports, and help them transition to living independently in their communities. Callie and Jack specialize in providing affection and comfort to these members. Each dog spends 2-3 days a week alternating between unit locations and visiting patients.