The Fuzzy Face Express (FFE) program is a mobile animal program which provides therapeutic recreation; aid for mental health disorders; social interaction and joy for those who are elderly, sick or shut in; humane education for school-aged children; motivation and engagement for youth at risk; purpose and hope for the homeless and much more.
FFE’s dedicated team of mental health therapists and animal handlers are accompanied on location by several species of farm animals who have been specially screened, trained and certified. These animals are the key aspect of the FFE program and provide a unique and highly engaging medium for reaching members of the community who may otherwise be hard to reach due to location, financial status or otherwise.
The FFE program helps people in many ways, including:
- Building relationships
- Increasing self-esteem
- Teaching empathy
- Decreasing anxiety and depression
- Building life skills
- Providing unconditional love and acceptance
- Increasing motivation to meet therapeutic goals
- And more
All FFE visits are specially tailored to meet the needs of the participants. The program offers Animal Assisted Therapy with a mental health component as well as Animal Assisted Activities which provide opportunity for hands on learning.
The FFE program travels to many community locations such as, but not limited to:
- Nursing homes
- Recovery centres
In addition to traveling to community organizations, Dreamcatcher’s FFE program also offers community groups the opportunity to visit the Dreamcatcher ranch for hands on interactive animal activities.
By providing your donations we are able to continue to fund our program and have the ability to keep it running.
- See more at: http://www.dreamcatchernatureassistedtherapy.ca/fuzzy-face-express.html