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Jacoby’s Shield is a public non-profit healing organization that inspires and empowers the hearts of bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings.
Jacoby’s Shield accomplishes its mission primarily through hosting Camp SHIELD family bereavement retreats. Camp SHIELD combines traditional fun camp activities with grief education and emotional support, facilitated by grief professionals and trained volunteers. Camp SHIELD will be an opportunity for the entire family to remember and honor their loved one, to grieve together outside of the funeral in a relaxed, safe and supportive setting. Families will be allowed to express emotions, share their grief, connect with others and learn positive coping skills.
Jacoby’s Shield was born from a tragic event. Co-founders Stuart and Xaviera Latta lost their firstborn son Jacoby in 2014 from injuries he received while playing on a playground. Although losing Jacoby is a tragic event, the Latta's do not want Jacoby’s life to be remembered as a tragedy. This is why Jacoby's Shield was created.