Emotional support animals can be an amazing resource for college students who suffer from anxiety, depression, and other often debilitating mental health issues. They can literally be lifesaving. But they’re not accessible. The financial barrier is too high for a lot of students. Adoption fees, supplies, food, and vet visits can really add up. Through my research, I came to establish Purpose Fund, a national nonprofit organization that provides mental health resources and financial support to college students who seek to adopt emotional support companions.