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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal-Related, Animal Training, Animals, Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Counseling, Mental Health

Mission: To provide accessible and engaging mental health care to neglected and abandoned youth while developing strategic partnerships and community alliances.

Results: We have served over 1000 youth across Los Angeles with weekly therapy groups. We have involved hundreds of volunteers in our events. We have rescued 20 animals. We have seen growth in conflict resolution, anger management, family cohesion, peer relationships, and self-esteem.

Target demographics: at-risk, low-income youth and families age 5-17 who would not otherwise have access to mental health care due to: location, finances, parental discourse, or expulsion from comparative programming.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 100 youth

Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County

Programs: Our programs are designed to fit the needs of the facilities that desire our services. These programs may include components for anger management skills, relational skills, coping skills, conflict resolution skills, and more. We introduce all of these heavy topics through our stimulating methods. This allows us to build a safe, non-threatening, and exciting environment. The goal of the programs is to provide a fun interactive experience that promotes the interaction of children and their peers. We value each program as a new experience to reach children where they are now, and create peer understanding and support.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 1

I contacted The Peacock Foundation many months ago to offer my time and expertise as a volunteer. I drafted and sent a lengthly
letter detailing my non-profit and animal, marketing, program development, community outreach, event planning and fundraising experience. I never heard a word from them, not even a simple acknowledgement.

I have extensive experience in the Non-Profit community. A basic precept is to treat your volunteers like gold. This organization
seems to have little or no understanding that when people extend themselves for your charity, the very LEAST you can do is acknowledge their interest and efforts.

If you don't want volunteers, don't advertise for them. Get it together Peacock Foundation!


Board Member

Rating: 5

This foundation goes into underprivileged areas in and around Downtown Los Angeles and creates life changing events in these children. By utilizing animal interaction and therapy along with the guidance of Lisa Peacock's training as Child and Family therapists and the help of Peacock foundation Board to make life changing progress in these kids. From insecurity issues to psychological abandonment and physical abuse cases we change peoples lives by giving them a sense of worth.


Client Served

Rating: 0

I stumbled onto the Peacock foundation after my supervisor told me, “I know about this Pet Lady...”. From their on our relationship with Lisa Peacock, the animals and her unique organization began. It’s been about two years since Lisa, the children (I serve) and I met. Lisa, on a monthly basis brings her many animals (ranging from rats to dogs) for us to engage with. Lisa takes her passion for animals and children to new and innovative heights. Lisa surpassed my expectation of just a “Pet Lady”. To refer to her as a pet lady would be an understatement. She is beyond superior despite her personal tragedies. She instills in all of us a sense of compassion for her rescued animals, knowledge of how to care for others and an opportunity to let us tell our stories. I say “us” because she not only has impacted the children with these animals but also the staff who work with these “emotionally hurt” children. The organization’s profound respect for the animals carried over to the children the Peacock foundation serves. Lisa, her staff and her organization use the animals as a tool to get children to communicate, express their anger safely and deal with their trauma. The Peacock foundation is truly an organization that puts the needs of the children first and works towards the emotional healing of the children. I encourage those reading this review to visit The Peacock foundation website. See for yourself. You know that when the children hear that Lisa and the animal are coming AND THEY BEGIN TO CLAP that this extraordinary organization has made a huge, tremendous, and lasting impression on both children and adults!