Past Stories

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

Oriana: Serving Others

Oriana: Serving Others

“One of the things I love about Boys Ranch is it is a place where a kid can really shine,” said Oriana, 15, a freshman at Boys Ranch High School. And, shine she has. When Oriana arrived at Boys Ranch four years ago, she was angry at a world that had bounced her around from…

Gary: Home, any way you frame it

Gary: Home, any way you frame it

Boys Ranch helps entrepreneur lay foundation for life I am not sure what would have happened to me and my brothers if it had not been for Boys Ranch. When Gary Hardy took his first walk across the grounds of Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch, he was only 10 years old. The year was 1957, and…

Girls retreat helps Boys Ranch teens find identity in Christ

Girls retreat helps Boys Ranch teens find identity in Christ

Why am I here? Do I belong here? What will happen to me? Am I going to be okay? Who am I? The children we serve at Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch often come to us initially confused about their very existence. We help them answer these questions through hours of counseling, confiding, caring and comforting…

Prayer ride offers peace, belonging

Prayer ride offers peace, belonging

The teenage girl contemplated deeply before she took a felt-tip pen and printed some words on the oblong stone. In her quick handwriting, she wrote, ‘help my family be better.’ With that, she gently placed it onto an almost waist-high pile of similarly marked stones. Each stone, smoothed by years of wind and water, bore…

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