Cascade Partners with Leader Dogs For The Blind

SOUTHFIELD, MICH (June 14, 2018)

Cascade Partners was a lead sponsor of the 3rd Annual Bark and Brew. This year's event drew over 2000 people and raised $80K for the organization. Since 1939, Leader Dogs has been empowering people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independence. All programs are provided free to clients, including equipment, travel, meals and housing during training.

Leader Dogs also operates a Prison Puppies initiative where qualifying inmates care for, socialize and prepare the puppies for their formal training. Some of the most successful guide dogs have been produced by this program. The initiative also has a profound impact on prisoners' rehabilitation. The nationwide prison recidivism rate hovers around 50%, but is only 17% for inmates in the Prison Puppies program: a proven win-win-win project. Inmates have the opportunity to develop responsibility and positive personal skills. Leader Dogs has a pipeline of well-trained dogs primed to begin their formal instruction and the clients receive exceptional canine partners who help them live more independent and fulfilling lives.

Our mission goes beyond the transaction; we create transformative solutions for people and are proud to support the life-changing work of Leader Dogs For The Blind.