The Hand2Paw Foundation
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
MissionHand2Paw provides paid internships working with rescue animals as a way to strengthen connection, compassion, and community for young adults from marginalized communities, including those experiencing housing insecurity or foster care involvement.
What We DoHand2Paw provides paid internships to marginalized youth, ages 15-24, who make a living wage of $15/hr. working with animals in our animal rescue as they prepare for careers in animal welfare. Using animal-assisted interventions, our curriculum enhances coping skills, emotional regulation, and conflict resolution skills. Our internships focus on building empathy, violence prevention, humane education, career readiness and socio-emotional learning.
Our organization is a part of GSK Impact Awards US.