Students Give Back at Project ARF

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Student volunteer at animal shelterPhoenix House Academy on Long Island students are passionate about their volunteer work at Project ARF in East Hampton. Our students enthusiastically look forward to weekly visits to the shelter to help care for the rescued canines. There they bathe and groom the dogs, give them exercise, and conduct training drills with the guard dogs. Animal care is therapeutic and healing to the mind and body and animal-assisting therapy is an important aspect of addiction treatment. Our students truly love visiting the shelter to work with these animals in need; the feeling of empowerment and compassion is deeply touching. There is no doubt that our students in recovery benefit from the exchange of unconditional acceptance and love with the animals.

The Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) of the Hamptons is the leading animal welfare organization on the east end of Long Island. ARF is a “no-kill” adoption center, dedicated to finding loving homes for pets, offering shelter and adoption services, medical care, spaying and neutering programs, community outreach, and humane education.

Phoenix House Academy on Long Island, located on Long Island’s East End, serves adolescent males who are struggling with substance abuse. Our Academy model is designed to help young clients prepare for productive, self-sufficient, and drug-free lives. Residents complete treatment while taking part in the Academy’s fully-accredited on-site academic program, which allows clients to catch up on their studies or earn credit toward their high school diplomas.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House Academy on Long Island, or call our toll-free number today at: 1 888 671 9392. 





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