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Canines for Disabled Kids

Increasing independence for children with disabilities through the use of service dogs

Worcester, MA   |  www.caninesforkids.org

Mission

Increasing independence for children with disabilities and their families through the use of service dogs by creating partnerships, awareness and understanding throughout the community.

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Kristin Hartness

Main address

65 JAMES STREET, SUITE 210

Worcester, MA 01603 USA

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EIN

04-3412812

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Disabled Persons' Rights (R23)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CDK Welcoming Communities Initiative

Educational programs targeting schools, business, civic groups and other community organizations, designed to provide information which makes those communities more accessible and welcoming to child-canine teams.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

CDK awards scholarships to assist the families of children with disabilities up to age 18, offset the roughly $25K - $35K cost to train a service dog.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provides guidance, referrals and advocacy which assists families and individuals in determining if a service dog is the right tool and then finding the right service dog training program to meet their child’s specific needs

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Where we work

Financials

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Canines for Disabled Kids

Board of directors
as of 09/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kevin Johnson

O'Connor, Maloney & Company P.C.

Term: 2020 - 2024

Michael Maclean

Christina Craig

Micahel Stone

Stone Portrait Design, LLC.

Erica Way

Robert Way Construction, Inc.

Michael Murphy

Central One Federal Credit Union

Kevin Johnson

O'Connor, Maloney & Company P.C.

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/12/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability