Franklin’s Family supports people with mental health needs and/or physical disabilities and their relationships with their animal family members. Recognizing the value of the animal-human relationship in enhancing and maintaining mental health, the program provides support groups, at no cost, for people from underserved and underrepresented communities who have lost an animal family member.
In addition to Pet Loss Support Groups, Franklin's Family provides support to veterinarians and veterinary staff, located in these same communities, as they navigate the stressors of vicarious trauma, moral injury, and the cost of providing empathic and responsive services to individuals and their animal family members. With veterinarians and veterinary practices, our goal is to make the work as sustainable as possible, especially for practices located in underserved communities.
If you are an individual interested in participating in our Pet Loss Support Groups, or if you are a veterinary practice interested in our support, please contact us at: