Soul Friends, the first outpatient mental health nonprofit providing animal assisted therapy in all of New England, just completed its 8th year of service to children across the state of CT . Providing close to 5,000 children with quality individual therapy and results based group therapy programs. A history of collaboration with local universitites, including UCONN, SCSU, University of Hartford, Post Univeristy, and NYU at Long Island. In celebration of our success, we announce our new name Soul Friends, Inc : The Center for Human-Animal Kindness. This name change celebrates the mission of healing with the human-animal bond while also recognizing our work as a center of research and teaching.