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We are TEAM DANDY and we participating in the B&O Yorkville Run with a goal of raising $700 to support Victim Services Toronto's Trauma Dog Program.
The Victim Services Trauma Dog Program provides the comfort of a specially trained Labrador Retriever named Dandy to Victim Services Toronto clients. Adults are eligible however; priority is given to child and youth clients.
The Trauma Dog provides the unconditional comfort of touch and warmth as well as provides a healthy distraction from the agony of grief and trauma. VST counsellors may offer Dandy to clients when in-person appointments are scheduled. There is a screening process to ensure the safety of clients and the Trauma Dog. If accepted, the counsellor will be accompanied to the appointment by the Trauma Dog and her handler.
The Trauma Dog Program consists of one Trauma Dog and her handler who cares for her 24/7, transports her to appointments, maintains her training and monitors her overall health and wellbeing.
Did you know that Victim Services Toronto works on scene alongside Toronto Police providing emotional support and practical assistance to individuals, families and communities affected by crime or sudden tragic events? Victim Services Toronto assists more than 20,000 people each year, which includes more than 7,000 children. Operating 24 hours per day, 365 days per year Victim Services Toronto provides psychological first aid/trauma management, practical assistance and follow up services in all sorts of situations such as domestic violence, sexual assault, missing persons, motor vehicle and workplace fatalities, families of homicide victims, sudden death situations, hate crimes, to name a few.
“Unless you’ve been robbed at gunpoint, you have no idea how devastating it can be. I had nightmares, I couldn’t sleep. I was terrified to go to work. If it wasn’t for Victim Services Toronto, I wouldn’t have known that there was help out there for people who go through stuff like this.”
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