Pets Are Wonderful Support (PAWS) NY is thrilled to announce a new partnership with MetroPlus Health Plan to provide programs and services enabling the health plan’s most vulnerable members to keep their pets at home. The partnership potentially pairs MetroPlus’ more than 500,000 members with New York City’s only nonprofit dedicated exclusively to helping at-risk members of the community and their pets remain together as a family.

Services provided by PAWS NY make it possible for clients to continue experiencing the many physical and psychological health benefits of animal companionship, a mission that is closely aligned to the health plan’s focus on addressing the social determinants of health.

The new partnership between MetroPlus and PAWS NY will empower the organization to accept new client referrals, including MetroPlus members, and provide those clients with an array of program services and supports.