ABOUT TATTERED LIVES FARM
Tattered Lives Farm, (TLF), is the brainchild of our Veteran Founder, Jason “Jake” Jean. Jake was also the founder of Tattered Beans Coffee. Through the sale of coffee, Tattered Beans partnered with veterans and worked with them in the selling process of the coffee. Each veteran in the program received proceeds from their coffee sales.
Through this program, Jake got to meet many people that were dealing with some extraordinary circumstances, like families with children that have special needs as well as families and individuals that have been dealing with the consequences of trauma.
It was unfortunate that Tattered Beans didn’t make it through the Covid pandemic and like other small businesses had to close. But through that closure TLF was formed and the mission to help whether it be with trauma or affordable housing was born!
Giving back isn’t always monetarily-based. At TLF, the thought of giving back is simply a constant presence of mind. From finding production animals a new home, to the enjoyment of bringing those animals and people together, TLF is a place of re-connection and serenity.
TLF is about creating a way to improve the overall joy in the lives of both people and farm animals by bringing them together in a fun and safe environment.
Each farm will be built within a TLF affordable housing community! Building affordable rentals through TLF assures families affordable rent since TLF is not built on profit margins.
Animal assisted therapy can be more than just simply spending time with the animal. Engaging the animal in activities such as walking, brushing, feeding, riding, and overall care increases empathy, self-esteem, trust, and social skill as well as decreasing isolation, loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
The goofy entertainment nature of a goat can provide a laugh and a lighthearted moment to someone while they are hurting. The calm and composed nature of a horse or a cow can help to break down walls and allow for someone to open up and trust in the moment. Someone the animals have the ability to let us know that it’s ok to not be ok all the time.
TLF contributor, Becky Mitchell
Jason "JAKE" Jean, Air Force Veteran
Steven Fantetti, Esq.
AJ Ceberio, Esq.
Jess Jaimes, Army Veteran
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As a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization Tattered Lives Farm relies on your generosity to continue providing our excellent care and services.
We sincerely appreciate every donation.