Rules for service animals

More and more people with disabilities are making their way to church on Sunday with the help of a service animal.

In keeping with Unitarian Universalist principles of recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person, and seeking justice, equity, and compassion in human relations, we welcome and provide accommodations for people with disabilities.

When an individual with a disability comes to church with a service animal, members of the congregation and staff should be acquainted with best practices and legislation concerning service animals so that all can respond appropriately, and ensure the service animal and its human handler are safe and feel welcomed.

On the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalist (CVUU) campus, we allow Service and Emotional Support Animals under the following guidelines:

PPM for Service and Emotional Support Animals 02MAR2019

Image credit – Canine Companions For Independence