Pets On Wheels
Pets on Wheels is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that brings therapy animals to facilities across Maryland for friendly visits. Each year more than 175,000 people enjoy our Volunteer Teams’ visits at nearly 400 facilities and special events.
Pets on Wheels grew from the work of Dr. Frank Folke Furstenberg, a retired allergist and Sinai Hospital physician. In May 1982, he wanted to measure the effectiveness of pet visitation on shut-ins, so he developed a program with four volunteer teams visiting four nursing homes. Dr. Furstenberg noted that the stimulation of playing with animals benefited the patients significantly, and from that small test program, Pets on Wheels grew.
Pets on Wheels brings the joy of friendly pet therapy to people all over the state of Maryland. Regularly visiting nursing homes and hospitals to assisted living facilities, homeless and domestic violence shelters, veterans’ hospitals, libraries, schools, colleges, corporate campuses and more, Pets on Wheels volunteers improve lives and help lick loneliness one visit at a time.
Hospice of the Chesapeake
For more than 36 years, Hospice of the Chesapeake has cared for those in our community who are experiencing serious illness and loss. Together, we have ensured more than 30,000 patients and nearly 100,000 family members have been cared for by our hospice team which includes Physicians, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Social Workers, Chaplains, Counselors and Volunteers when they needed us the most.
Hospice and palliative care organizations across the country and right here in our community are well-positioned to help our health care system create a new model of compassionate and comprehensive care. Given our strong local partnerships, renowned expertise, and holistic approach we are uniquely prepared to care for those living with and impacted by life-limiting illnesses. The warmth, skill and experience of our teams ensure patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are at the forefront of the care we provide.
Association of Professional Humane Educators
The Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) is a membership organization that provides networking opportunities and resources to those involved with or interested in humane education.
Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Maryland LGBT Chamber of Commerce empowers and promotes the economic well-being of the LGBT+ community in the Maryland marketplace through education, networking and advocacy. As a vital link between government, businesses and our allies, the Chamber facilitates equality, prosperity and inclusivity for all members of the LGBT+ community.
National LGBT Chamber Of Commerce
The NGLCC is the exclusive, third-party certification body that verifies that eligible businesses are majority-owned by LGBT individuals, and subsequently grants Certified LGBT Business Enterprise® (Certified LGBTBE®) designation to such businesses as part of its LGBT Supplier Diversity Initiative.