President & CEO

A Mission for Change

Helping Children and their families overcome adversity

Photo credit: Kierstyn, 18, 2021
Boys Ranch High School Graduate

Dan Adams has been with Cal Farley’s for 25 years, having served in capacity of President and CEO of Boys Ranch and Boys Ranch Foundation for the past 16 years. His path in child welfare began as a single house father at the Methodist Home Boys Ranch in 1980. Dan subsequently served in various capacities of case management, program directorships, clinical directorships and administration. He has an MBA from West Texas A&M University, received an MSSW from the University of Texas School of Social Work in 1991, and was honored by there as Distinguished Alumnus in 2009. In 2010 Dan was appointed to the 80th Texas Legislature’s Committee on Licensing standards chaired by Dr. Karyn Purvis. He is a past President of Texas Alliance for Child and Family Services and the Texas Center for Family Studies.

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Messages

President’s Message: Weathering the Storm

What a year it has been! The confluence of so many challenges has really tested our mettle, but we haven’t lost sight of what we …

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President’s Message: Finding the power and purpose of personal responsibility

It’s a simple idea, really. One …

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President’s Message: Making the most of the grand adventure — life

What an adventure! The words crossed …

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Therapeutic interventions

Therapeutic interventions Paving the road for …

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President’s Message: Weathering the Storm

What a year it has been! The confluence of so many challenges has really tested our mettle, but we haven’t lost sight of what we …

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President’s Message: Finding the power and purpose of personal responsibility

It’s a simple idea, really. One we express a number of different ways: “Pull yourself up by the bootstraps.” “Take your medicine.” “Own up to …

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President’s Message: Making the most of the grand adventure — life

What an adventure! The words crossed my lips, uttered to no one in particular, as I read about the remarkable life of one of Cal …

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Therapeutic interventions

Therapeutic interventions Paving the road for personal success Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch is a therapeutic milieu. Children and their families find the help they need to …

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each day is a new day to change his future.

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