Past Stories

Cal Farley's Boys Ranch residents and alumni share their experiences

Taryn: A fresh start

Taryn: A fresh start

Before she came to Cal Farley’s at age 14, Taryn had seen her share of frustration and trouble. The ball in a ping-pong match between her separated parents, Taryn didn’t know where to land. She was emotionally lost, and tried to find herself in all the wrong places. Now, when she finally realized she didn’t…

Tyler: ‘They’ve done  a lot’

Tyler: ‘They’ve done a lot’

With a steady hand, the young man carefully drove each nail into the horse’s hoof, fitting the shoe just right before moving on to the next. Calmly, he maneuvered around the powerful animal, positioning himself for the next hoof — his own mane of bright red hair standing out against the rich mocha of the…

Jonny: From chaos to order

Jonny: From chaos to order

Finally, I’m getting away from this family. Those are hard words. And, coming from a boy of just 8 years makes them even harder. Yet, that’s exactly what Jonny thought when he heard his parents planned to place him with Cal Farley’s. He was old enough to feel the palpable tension his trouble-making behavior had…

Tayler: One change made all the difference

Tayler: One change made all the difference

“ My relationships towards people have all changed because of my attitude. It showed me one thing could affect so much. For Tayler, 17, a remarkable change has taken place over the last four years at Cal Farley’s. “I’ve gotten a lot out of Cal Farley’s,” Tayler said, grateful for all the support and learning…

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