ABOUT TATTERED LIVES FARM

Our Mission

“Bringing together people who have experienced trauma with rescued farm animals as a means to improve their overall joy in life.”

Our Why

Tattered Lives Farm, (TLF), is the brainchild of our Veteran Founder, Jason “Jake” Jean. Jake is 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.

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.

Never forget the benefits of our coffee brand Tattered Beans and it’s mission of giving back through the sale of each bag of coffee to Veterans, First Responders and Active Duty Military.

BENEFITS OF ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY

By Tattered Lives Farm

December 4, 2019

When we experience grief or trauma who we are as a person is sometimes shaken. We are scared to move on but also scared to live in the pain of what has just happened. It’s difficult to trust yourself and those around you to understand what life looks like after. We isolate and keep feelings hidden causing more pain and turmoil, delaying healing.

The bond between animals and humans has always been strong, but most don’t see farm animals as your typical therapy animal. At the end of the day the dog or a dairy cow are all animals that are accepting, non-judgemental beings that accept and love a person with no regard to what state they are in. Click the link to learn more TLF PP Final

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

How to Give Back

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we rely on your generosity to continue providing our excellent care and services.

We sincerely appreciate every donation.

 

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OUR TEAM

Jason "JAKE"  Jean,              Air Force Veteran

Jason "JAKE" Jean, Air Force Veteran

Founder

Steven Fantetti, Esq.

Steven Fantetti, Esq.

Board Member

AJ Ceberio, Esq.

AJ Ceberio, Esq.

Board Member

Jess Jaimes,                    Army Veteran

Jess Jaimes, Army Veteran

Board Member

Sarah Awrey

Sarah Awrey

Event Coordinator

Chelsea Dorsett

Chelsea Dorsett

Event Coordinator

Nathan Keister

Nathan Keister

Graphic Artist

Sammie Spotts

Sammie Spotts

Photographer

Katie Jean

Katie Jean

Research Intern

Jefferson Daniel

Jefferson Daniel

Web Designer

Rebecca Perkins

Rebecca Perkins

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