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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…

Hollie: Alumna finds forever home in Texas

Hollie: Alumna finds forever home in Texas

This California transplant remembers well when she and her great-grandparents, traveling in a motor home, pulled into the entrance of Boys Ranch in 2003. She was just 12 years old. They had traveled to Texas in search of a better life for Hollie. This September marks 17 years that Hollie has lived in the Texas…

Jordan: A friend’s referral helps him find a place of peace

Jordan: A friend’s referral helps him find a place of peace

There’s an old train of thought about preachers’ children, which implies they are the most devious of all. We’ve all probably heard it. For Jordan, 15, being a pastor’s son has not been easy. There still are people who believe the stereotypes, after all, and that can cause real problems for a child. For one…

Hand-made cane creates bond for resident, employee

Hand-made cane creates bond for resident, employee

Boys Ranch is a place of therapeutic healing and transformation for young people. It is also a supportive community where kindness is highly valued. Imagine then, how special Boys Ranch employee George Richards felt when Jonny, a young man he barely knew offered to hand-craft a special gift for him.  Jonny has learned excellent woodworking…

A sign of life on the road to success

A sign of life on the road to success

At Boys Ranch, even plywood and paint became tools for success The shadows draping off the small signs along the road leading into Boys Ranch grow bigger, stretching out tall as the sun moves from one horizon to the other each day. These signs, each bearing the name of a high school graduate, are placed along…

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