Founded in 2009, the focus of Jasper Farms is to help children and adults in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties who are facing physical and emotional challenges. The goal is to bring unique experiences to them, through therapeutic interaction with horses and gentle farm animals. They are dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults through the comfort and unconditional acceptance that interacting with animals can provide for people.
The animals have endless love and kindness to give. The programs make a positive difference in the lives of children with special needs or facing life threatening illness, families dealing with homelessness or domestic violence, youth struggling with mental health issues, Veterans and active military, many whom suffer from PTSD or traumatic brain injury, and incarcerated women.
This year, with the challenges of covid-19, they are also focusing their efforts to help children who are struggling with emotional and mental health issues due to the pandemic.