Past Stories

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

The Hords: A legacy of giving

The Hords: A legacy of giving

“We’re just humble people who like to do the right thing,” Tom Hord said. His words are simple, but the legacy of which Tom and his wife, Nancy, are a part is inspiring. This Colorado Springs, Colo., couple support Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch in part to honor Tom’s parents, who began supporting Boys Ranch more…

Jewel: Free to be family

Jewel: Free to be family

When Jewel, 16, came to Boys Ranch, she needed a change. Her mother faced serious health issues, and her father struggled knowing how to be the dad Jewel needed. “I wasn’t a child at home,” Jewel remembered, “I had to ‘adult’ there. I had to clean the house and do all the chores.” This often…

The 11-year-history of an unusual idea

The 11-year-history of an unusual idea

It all began with an idea. Way back in 2007, the boys living in Rafter R Home wanted to go canoeing. Unfortunately for them, not only was it the middle of February, but a particularly cold winter had frozen the surface of the lakes around Boys Ranch. There was always the indoor swimming pool, but…

Youth leadership brings growth

Youth leadership brings growth

Longtime supporters of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch know our flagship campus is a Christ-centered environment where hurting young people can ask God those understandable ‘why’ questions without fear or shame. But, the faith experience at Boys Ranch is about far more than working through spiritual fear or anger. Boys Ranch is a place where youth…

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