Sunnie Findley, June 2011, Billings, Montana airport | Photo by Casey Page, courtesy of Billings Gazette
To provide comfort and encouragement through animal-assisted support to individuals affected by crises and disasters
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HOPE AACR is the only AACR organization that is a Member of the
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
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HOPE AACR Teams Meet the AACR National Standards
HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in stressful, unpredictable environments.
To see where HOPE teams have served since 2001, visit our Service History tab