The Barnyard FOUNDATION
The Barnyard Foundation envisions a world where animals and our relationship with them universally connects us for humanity.
Nurturing community growth through therapeutic, recreational,empowering animal-assisted programs and interactive learning experiences. Our charity additionally is a farm animal sanctuary & rescue.
PROVIDE TO OUR COMMUNITY:
The Barnyard Foundation has three powerful purposes:
ANIMAL SANCTUARY & WELFARE:
Dedicated to providing a safe home at our private facility & animal sanctuary for rescued - retired- rehabilitated farm animals in need. These animals may have been abused, unable to re-locate with their previous family to another state, or abandoned by their owners as a result of economic hardship such as home foreclosure, loss of employment, insufficient income, or death and illness.
ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITIES (Therapeutic):
Providing innovative, empowering, and healing Therapeutic animal-assisted activities (AAA) to people of all ages and backgrounds. Our animal program(s) include certified animal therapists to assist and help those in need; such as veterans (think PSTD or a physical disability), children with Autism & special needs, senior citizens with Alzheimer's and dementia. It is scientifically proven that animal therapy works and makes a difference!
LEARN & EXPLORE:
Enhancing educational, interactive, and hands-on barnyard animal activities through our programs. We travel to schools, churches, daycare centers, community events, and more. Unfortunately, the majority of our city’s residents are at a disadvantage as over 60% of our community’s children & adults have never been able to experience or interact with farm life up close and personal. The Farming and agricultural culture is disappearing.
Our programs offer an opportunity for connection, compassion, play, and healing for those suffering from both physical and emotional pain.
The barnyard foundation is dedicated to people of all ages, gender, ethnicity, and social status. The foundation incorporates rescued farm animals into each program. Proceeds from the foundation go to the care of the therapy animals and rescued animals.
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ANIMAL ASSISTED ACTIVITIES
Servicing Hampton Road Areas of Virginia such as Smithfield, Va. Hampton, Va. Chesapeake, Va. Suffolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Virginia Beach, Va. Newport News, Va. Winsor, Va.