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By JERRY MOORE

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For information about the K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs program, email LCC@LutheranChurchCharities or call 866-455-6466.

clients of the church’s food pantry. The dogs are part of the K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs program run by the Addison-based Lutheran Church Charities. “I have been aware of the K-9 Comfort Dogs ministry at Lutheran Church Charities

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ADDISON – When it comes to reaching people over whelmed by life’s burdens, sometimes it’s better to lend a paw than a hand. The Rev. Steve Kass looks for opportunities to help others open up about their concerns. He recently made use of four-legged partners to counsel those experiencing financial hardships. Kass is the pastor of Family in Faith Christian Church in Glendale Heights. Last month, he welcomed three trained comfort dogs to greet

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Debra Schmars (right) of Glendale Heights pets comfort dog Jojo, one of the visitors making new friends last month at the Family in Faith Christian Church food pantry in Glendale Heights. The comfort dogs come from Addison-based K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs.

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Tillie, one of the visiting comfort dogs at the Family in Faith Christian Church food pantry in Glendale Heights, makes new friends last month with Geneva Huber (left) of Addison and Rachel Fiesler of Glendale Heights.

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Natalia Martinez (left), 7, of Bloomingdale and Rachel Fiesler, of Glendale Heights pet Tillie, one of the Addison-based comfort dogs making new friends last month at the Family in Faith Christian Church food pantry in Glendale Heights. Bill Ackerman – backerman @shawmedia.com

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