Life Skills Program

Our Life Skills Program nurtures the connection between people and animals and fosters a compassionate lifestyle. Family Residents and Essential Enterprises (FREE) students participate in the Foundation’s Humane Education and Life Skills Program.

Students serve their community by volunteering with local rescue groups. They worked at the Emergency Shelter at Mitchell Field where they helped care for animals displaced by Super Storm Sandy. They have continued their work at the Golden Paw Society grooming, caring for and socializing cats to facilitate their adoption.

Our program for developmentally delayed young adults meets weekly and includes culturally and socially enriching activities such as museum visits, field trips, personal care instruction, cooking and nutrition classes.

During a recent trip to the magnificent Planting Fields Arboretum in Oyster Bay, the students enjoyed taking in the sights, smells and touch of the Sensory Garden. They visited the greenhouses and the reflecting pool. A picnic lunch among the lush flower gardens topped off the visit.

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