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

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

Services in 2017

The JAYC Foundation has been able to provide services to over six families so far in 2017. Many of the families are from out of state, a couple from the greater Bay Area. In some of these cases the work is in progress. The issues for these families ranges from... read more

JAYC Team in Alabama

On September 6-7 the JAYC Team traveled to Guntersville, Alabama to deliver two one day workshops in the Law Enforcement Officer program. We were hosted by Hope Springs Counseling, (http://hopespringscounseling.net) and assisted by Leah Lucas, LCSW and Lindsay Taylor,... read more

Team Member of the Month: “Meet Luna”

Dr. Rebecca Bailey and her husband Charles adopted Luna after their much beloved Labrador mix, Skye, passed away last year. Luna is a 1 1/2 year old fox hound mix. She was rescued in October by the local animal shelter when she was left for dead by the side of the... read more

Recipe for JAYC Connection Cake

The Foundation encourages families to cook together and bake together. Below is the recipe for the “Connection Cake” as featured on the Dr. Oz show. View the JAYC “Connection Cake”... read more

Two Speaking Engagements Coming Up

The founder of the Foundation, Jaycee Dugard, will travel to Chicago to meet with students at East Aurora High School on April 25, 2017. This is an exciting project sponsored by the school’s Survivor Lit class in which the students have decided to raise... read more

Foundation Takes LEO Training to Louisiana

On March 7-9, 2017, The JAYC Foundation was able to deliver its Law Enforcement Training in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The training was hosted by The Stables at Le Bocage, whose certified staff work with others to foster a safe riding environment. The training was... read more

Foundation Presents LEOs in Alabama

On February 6th and 7th of 2017, the JAYC Team traveled to Leeds, Alabama to be hosted by The Red Barn non-profit in presenting the LEO program to local law enforcement officers. The Red Barn is an organization that provides a variety of equine services to veteran,... read more

Foundation Honors Sully

During our many journeys to Kansas City for our LEO Program, we have enjoyed the hospitality of partnering with the Kansas City Mounted Patrol. We had the pleasure of meeting and working with many of the KCMP horses and their human partners. Each horse we have met is... read more