Hand2Paw supports young adults to develop socio-emotional and career readiness skills as they take an active role in building a compassionate community in their neighborhood. H2P accomplishes these goals by providing paid internships working with homeless animals. We offer a curriculum of programming that helps enhance coping skills, emotional regulation, and healing using animal-assisted interventions. Our programs focus on building conflict resolution, financial literacy, self-esteem, and job preparedness skills.
Hand2Paw is the only nonprofit in Philadelphia whose mission is to teach youth practical work skills in a trauma-informed animal welfare setting.