We have been trying to do everything in our power to proactively manage Therapeutic Dog Services Incorporated business during the coronavirus pandemic.
Understanding our current financial position
Eligibility for government assistance
Been in contact with our bank and insurer
Communicated with industry partners and stakeholders
Seeked various advice
Understanding our options in relation for employees and volunteers
Commercial leasing – talking to landlords
Keeping informed of changes
DEMAND IN SUPPORT
In response to the growing demand for mental health support because of the coronavirus outbreak. Jody Morrish: AAI Director of Therapeutic Dog Services, has offered and continued services 24/7 in, counselling by mental health professional for all people in Australia, both online, video link, and over the phone. It provided free and easily accessible information and advice around coping with COVID-19, isolation and connection, workplace, and financial hardship,
and how best to support the mental health of loved ones.
Virtual Therapy Pets
Our Strathalbyn Therapy Animals and Assistance Intervention Dogs aren’t letting the coronavirus outbreak pause our mission to help others. So, we have taken our visits virtual.
Window visits are a thing too
We have provided several facilities visit in which the dog makes eye contact through the front glass doors with residents inside.
These services will be continuing with updated new information, and enhanced with other tools and supports, over the coming weeks and months.