“I am not sure where to begin. For you have healed my son. Ryan has been through a metamorphosis. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God, and the relationships he has formed with staff members. His struggles have developed his strength and being at The Ranch has brought him victories. He has more confidence now than ever before. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction. ” – Jim C. – DC (2017)
“The staff have taught, loved, and in some cases performed miracles with these boys. Having worked with kids most of my life through schools and the Department of Health, I knew a little about what should be going on. I see them when they first come, watch their progress, and I can only come to the conclusion that something is being done right and well. They are happy, cheerful, polite and just a great bunch of boys. Keep up the good work, all.” – Neighbor
"We now have our son back and he has a plan for himself and his future . . . He is going back to school with a sense of purpose and will not take for granted the opportunity that he has been given; a second chance…for us all. We continually thank God and the Ranch for the miracle we as a family experienced over the past year."
"We tried counselors and medication but nothing seemed to be helping. Through the grace of God we found the Ranch. Right from the first phone call we had a connection. Within the first few months we saw a remarkable change in attitude and behavior. Now we truly believe our child and our family has a bright future."
"I was BLOWN AWAY by Trevor this past weekend! He was polite, respectful, patient, loving, etc. I could see a real improvement in his attitude and behavior! The most INCREDIBLE part, though, was his obvious knowledge of and love for the Lord! Thank you for all the time you spent on the phone with me before I sent him. I believe with all my heart that this will be a LIFE-CHANGING time for him!!!"
"Our son has grown tremendously towards being a good young man and you all certainly helped put his life back on course. He really misses you guys and I’m sure he feels he left a part of himself out there. I wanted to make sure you knew that he is thankful and grateful for each one of you. The work that you’re doing is enormous."
"We wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the good work your are doing our son, whom we very much and want him to have the best help available. We feel that has been accomplished by having him under your care and supervision. You have given him a structured lifestyle in a warm family setting. Thank you again!"
"It is nothing short of a miracle that we found this wonderful place to help our child through this difficult season of life. Boys ranches manages to weave the “work”– the chores, behavior modification, counseling, and schoolwork–with an abundance of nurture and fun. Our family is blown away by our child’s spiritual and emotional growth, and we now have a realistic hope that we can be a healthy family again."
"It is a special place with extra special people working there for the right reasons, to change lives. This comes from you as the leader. Well done on so many levels. I could not be more pleased that in this difficult time as a parent, that I can gain peace by knowing my child is in your care."
"Harry has been doing very well, plugged into the church, doing worship and getting ready to go on that trip. I just want to thank you so much for everything that you did for our entire family and the kindness that you showed for the remaining balance of Harry's stay at your beautiful ranch. "
"Ryan has been through a metamorphosis during his stay. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God and the relationships he has formed with staff members. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction."
"I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you. You saved my life. Thank you for helping me with my many problems. You taught me how to master them. I also wanted to thank you for helping me and my mom build a loving relationship together. You have always been there supporting me and cheering me on when things look impossible. You helped me make the impossible, possible."
"While here, I have learned a lot of things. I’ve learned how to handle my anger, what lying leads to and rebellion. Of all the things I have learned, I have learned about God. Before I came here I knew nothing about God and I am happy I know Him now. I have also learned about the Father heart of God and know now why I acted the way I did. With being in this program I feel a love now that I have never felt before for my mom, brother, dad and my whole family."
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me. I would have never learned to deal with my problems. I also learned to make the right choice to lead others in the right direction. When I go home I will tell people about Jesus and help people to accept Christ as their personal Savior. I no longer have anxiety, anger, or depression and look forward to being a good leader to my little sisters and to my older one too!"
"When I first arrived, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through a lot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me before. Now God is working through me to help other people. God has given me a brand new chance at life and broken off my chains from sin and darkness."