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Project Harmony welcomes new furry employee to help abused children

Woody is as facility dog trained to work with kids
Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-25 19:16:23-04

OMAHA, Neb. — Meet Project Harmony's newest and furriest employee - Woody the facility dog.

"His primary job is to make children and families feel more safe and comfortable," his handler Angela Roeber said.

Just like anyone's first week on the job, Woody is pretty busy!

"I think he had back to back clients yesterday," Roeber said.

Project Harmony is a child advocacy center that provides services to child abuse and neglect cases in the metro. Woody has extensive training on working with children.

"Exactly the purpose and the intent that we had in acquiring a facility dog is it's just another tool for us to utilize another resource to help children feel comfortable in sharing what has happened to them," Roeber said.

And the positive results are already coming in.

"We even had yesterday a 6-year-old girl who came in pretty unsure, pretty scared and there were some tears. When we asked if she would like to meet Woody our facility dog, immediately she stopped crying and she just started loving on him," Roeber added.