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.

JAYC Foundation Archive

First Annual Fundraiser

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH KUNDE WINERY, KENWOOD 6:00 – 10:00PM AN EVENING FILLED WITH A FAMILY STYLE DINNER BY PREFERRED SONOMA CATERERS, SILENT AND LIVE AUCTION AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER JAYCEE DUGARD FOLLOWED BY MUSIC AND DANCING BROUGHT TO YOU BY A BELOVED SONOMA... read more

There Can Be Justice

For two years The Foundation has been involved in providing services to a family in Kansas City, MO. This is a case close to our hearts due to the similarities with our own lengthy experience of abduction. Several trips to KC, the assistance of the KC Mounted Patrol... read more

Fund Raising Luncheon in Alabama

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards our friends and colleagues in Alabama from the Red Barn Foundation. On Friday March 8th, The Club, Inc. was the setting for a wonderful fundraising luncheon that benefited the The JAYC Foundation and The Red Barn.... read more

“Feathers, Fatigue and Compassion” Presented In Alabama

The JAYC Team was happy to return to the Red Barn in Leeds, Alabama to present a one day workshop on compassion fatigue. The event was created to give those that care for others a day of fun and relaxing. Attendees included social workers and counselors who were able... read more

Event in North Carolina

On March 3rd and 4th The JAYC Foundation in collaboration with The Red Barn presented the Pony Express curriculum for two very full days at the Red Oak Adolescent Recovery program in North Carolina. The training was focused on introducing the philosophy and spirit of... read more

Event In Alabama

The JAYC Foundation and The Red Barn have teamed up again, this time to raise funds for their work. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.– Will Rogers once said, “The best thing for the inside of a man is the outside of a horse.” That old adage holds true for all humanity. It’s the... read more

Jaycee Speaks in Sonoma County

The Press Democrat of Sonoma County presented Women In Conversation with Jaycee Dugard and Dr. Tererai Trent on September 26, 2018. The event was held at the Green Music Center on the campus of Sonoma State University. Ms. Dugard and Dr. Trent participated in a book... read more

Jaycee To Deliver Address at AFCC, Washington, DC

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts 55th Annual Conference Compassionate Family Court Systems: The Role of Trauma-Informed Jurisprudence June 6-9, 2018 Washington Hilton Washington, DC The President of AFCC states: “It’s hard to know where to start when... read more

North Bay Fires

The JAYC Foundation and the Board of Directors expresses it deepest sympathies for those affected by the North Bay fires in California. We are extremely grateful to the firefighters, first responders, law enforcement, and neighbors of our personnel who sacrificed... read more