Two Long Beach groups are helping survivors of domestic violence in a unique way.

Earlier this year, WomenShelter of Long Beach and the spcaLA teamed up to launch a pilot program that paired shelter dogs with people dealing with abuse trauma. The program officially launched in early September.

Called Compassionate Intervention, the program paired dogs from the spcaLA shelter in Long Beach with teens involved in the sessions. With the help of trained spcaLA staff, clients learned how to better their own communication skills while learning to interact with the dogs….

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