Our Mission: To be of service to individuals and families that have experienced a severe crisis, challenge or conflict through a major life disruption; to spread the message of hope, growth and resiliency through experiential and educational animal-assisted programs; to encourage the collaboration of various entities to provide “Protected Spaces” for families and individuals to heal.


Creating Protected Spaces

All the programs and activities of The JAYC Foundation have the basic premise of Creating Protected Spaces: For Children and Families in Transition. The healing process for families after trauma requires that all entities have a sense…

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Trauma, Resiliency, and The Healing Power of Animals

The Foundation has been serving families and individuals in the North Bay and Sonoma County for some time, whether it be survivors of trauma or victims of the…

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Reunification

Families that we serve have experienced a severe crisis, challenge or conflict through abduction of a family member or another trauma. This includes both familial and non-familial abduction. The intensive reunification experience…

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LEO Workshops

This Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) program was designed and developed with Jaycee Dugard’s case in mind. It aims to increase the awareness skills and broaden the perspectives of law enforcement personnel. The program offers an interactive…

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School Based Workshops

Of major concern to the founder of the JAYC Foundation is the level of awareness, compassion and empathy among the school children in our communities. Because of this concern we have developed a school-based program focusing on…

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Horse Sense

A new educational video on Communication and Mental Health Disorders in Children Involved With The Law. The project was made possible by a grant from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation. “Horse Sense” is a unique program…

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