JAYC Foundation helps recovery from trauma with the friendship of horses

Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped at the age of 11 and held captive for 18 years. Her reunification into the world was a widely discussed news story, and she has since written two books on her experiences. But the most important thing Dugard has done since her rescue is share her love and bond with horses with those in need.

After finding healing and conquering her fears through therapy horses, Dugard and her family started the JAYC (Just Ask Yourself to Care) Foundation to help bring healing to victims of trauma. The organization provides resources such as reunification programs and protected spaces for both victims and their families recovering from traumatic experiences. Clients have often went through suffering such as abduction, a murder or military deployment. There are also classroom groups that come to learn empathy and to combat bullying.

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