About Us

Jaycee Dugard & The JAYC Foundation, Inc

In 1991, Jaycee was kidnapped by two strangers from a bus stop in her hometown of Lake Tahoe. She survived years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her two assailants. She was finally reunited with her mother and family in 2009, eighteen years after she was taken.

Founder Jaycee Lee Dugard has a vision of providing, supporting and ensuring the timely treatment of families that are recovering from abduction and the aftermath of other traumatic experiences. From that vision The JAYC Foundation was created.

The Foundation’s message is “Just Ask Yourself to Care”. We believe that by empowering the whole family you heal the central victim. Our mission is to be of service to families that have suffered a familial or nonfamilial abduction or other trauma and to spread the word of compassion and awareness through educational programs. We connect families to support and services they need in order to recover from the abduction or other traumatic events, such as returning from military deployment or a major natural disaster.

The JAYC Foundation in partnership with Transitioning Families focuses on reunification and healing through traditional therapy along with animal therapy, equine therapy, and food therapy. This comprehensive approach brings families together with treatment programs designed specifically for them and their unique circumstances.