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J.W. and Jabe: Two families, one home

J.W. and Jabe: Two families, one home

At Boys Ranch, J.W. and Jabe discovered responsibility, purpose John Wesley, or J.W. for short, and Jabe do not know each other. Yet, for being strangers, their stories are intertwined with similarity. Both desperate for change in their lives, these young men came to Boys Ranch almost exactly seven years apart. In their respective Boys Ranch…

Brain Science: Meeting children’s basic needs

Brain Science: Meeting children’s basic needs

You’re doing more than you think! New parents nervous to care for a small baby often fret about whether they will know how to do what is right. Ironically, a little human doesn’t know what to expect, so whatever is given, is simply accepted. If a parent is available and responds to a baby’s needs…

Sunflowers remind Romersi home residents of special donor

Sunflowers remind Romersi home residents of special donor

It was 1991 when Marjorie Cole Romersi, agreed to fund a new home at Boys Ranch with the stipulation it must be for girls. This philanthropist probably already knew she wanted to give even more girls the same chance to change their lives as the boys coming to Boys Ranch at the time. What she…

Staff Spotlight: Chloe Hewitt

Staff Spotlight: Chloe Hewitt

Title: Campus Life Supervisor Age: 30 How long employed at Cal Farley’s: 5 years Qualifications & experience: Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. I previously worked as a forensic interviewer, so I worked on crisis intervention with kids. Immediate family members: My husband, Austin Hewitt, and my nine-month-old son, Lleyton Hewitt. What is the best part…

Rodney: Turning loss into a life of leadership

Rodney: Turning loss into a life of leadership

Mentorship makes lifelong impact on alumnus The year was 1977. Rodney had just finished third grade when his dad, age 36, died. Suddenly, life became very hard. “It was the 70’s. My mom was now working, never home,” Rodney explained. “My sister and I were home alone, and I became a bit unruly. My mother,…

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