Welcome to The White Barn Project at Beaumont Farms, a 501 ( C ) 3 nonprofit located in beautiful unincorporated Marin County, California. Our mission is to nurture the benefits and the power of animal-assisted and experiential therapy in a place of learning and relearning, a sanctuary in which to rejuvenate and impact change.
Discover the social, emotional and physical benefits inherent in working with animals, in the gardens and around a farm. At our farm, one can explore the power of nature, the miracle of growth and the profound impact of interactions with creatures great and small.
We welcome educators, counselors, therapists, doctors, and others to partner with us in dedication to the welfare of at-risk youth, developmentally disabled and chronically ill children.
Professionals who work with children can design activities with our animals that will motivate improved communication, problem solving, and fine and gross motor skills, build confidence and trust, and ultimately decrease mental health issues. Working with our animals can engender the children's feelings of empathy, respect, self-confidence and empowerment.
Professionals in association with The White Barn Project staff will match animals to each child's needs. While we realize that animal-assisted therapy is an ever-expanding field, The White Barn Project requires that all professionals practice within the scope of their expertise.
The welfare of our animals and the children is paramount.
Our gardens are designed to bring children to the out-of-doors, to educate and foster their connection to nature.