Maine Medical Center


Maine Medical Center

Portland, ME

PDF has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Maine Medical Center (MMC) in support of its Therapy Dog Program. MMC has an active team of 37 trained and nationally certified volunteer handlers and 41 dogs visiting most units in the hospital, including the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. Volunteer teams bring comfort, joy and respite to patients, their families and the hospital staff. The PDF grant will be used to provide materials for existing teams and to expand the program to 50 dogs, while also providing stable program funding for the next three years.