Assistance dogs provided to veterans
Ettalong's Art Studios Co-operative has announced its Australian Spirit Project has provided an assistance dog to a veteran on the Coast.
Organiser Ms Leasha Craig said she was extremely proud that the Co-operative had been able to help the veteran and that they were in the process of helping another veteran get their dog certified as an assistance dog.
"A pilot program has been put in place, to help service dogs become more accessible to veterans and first responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder who live on the Coast," Ms Craig said.
"This is a great achievement and is the result of the generous in-kind and financial support that businesses, community groups, creatives, veterans' associations, Central Coast Council, RSL sub-branches and their affiliated clubs have shown throughout the four years of the Australian Spirit Project.
"The project has brought many things to the surface, not only the personal stories and memories of the participating veterans, but also the need for ongoing support for our veterans and their families and the recognition of past and present services to our country," Ms Craig said.
"The program has been designed to ensure that veterans and first responders successfully achieve their goals, while strengthening the team bond," Ms Craig said.
Media release, 7 Nov 2019
Leasha Craig, Australian Spirit Project
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