Welcome to Soul Friends

Animal Assisted Programs of CT

Healing the hearts of children one wagging tail at a time



Your donations will help provide essential therapeutic services to Connecticut children who are in need.


Animal assisted therapy is a goal directed intervention in which an animal meeting specific criteria is an integral part of treatment.


Soul Friends is looking for volunteer animal assisted therapy teams to help with program development.

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Soul Friends’ mission is to provide innovative clinical and educational programs that promote the healing benefits of the human-animal bond and nature for children


To be a pro-active leader in research and service in the fields of animal assisted interventions and nature therapy for children.

OUR MOTTO: “Healing the hearts of children one wagging tail at a time”

Established since 2003, Soul Friends has provided therapeutic visits to over 5,500 children across the state of Connecticut. Soul Friends has established collaborative relationships with over 25 community agencies statewide, as well as being credentialed by the Department of Children and Families to serve children in need. Kate Nicoll, the founder, has presented at national and international conferences on our work and mission. We believe our mission of hope will comfort children in need

Soul Friends’ staff partner with our working therapy animals to help children reach goals, to change behavior and experience hope. We believe in the stories of hope in healing of the human-animal bond – and we are committed to demonstrate continually our effectiveness through research efforts. 

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