The property is home to a horse barn, mechanical shop, woodshop, corral, meeting hall with offices, a residential home for the boys, and space for retreats as well as 30-50 cows, six horses, and two bison.
The boys attend a local public school and have the opportunity to participate in many of the school’s extracurricular activities.
During the school year, academics are a priority; however, the boys also have responsibilities in helping maintain and care for the ranch. The boys acquire various skills, including herd management, ranch care and maintenance, and routine house maintenance, to name a few. The boys learn there is a time for work and play. Along with a 4-acre lake, there are three fishing ponds for recreational activities with the boys. The beautiful Duck River also borders three sides of the property, allowing access to fly fishing, canoeing, camping, and picnicking along the water.
Four boys live in each ranch’s comfortable homes, with a dedicated Christian couple serving as mom and dad. These parents are committed to providing each boy with the unconditional love, structure, discipline, and overall direction that every child needs. However, we realize that God’s power and not our labor alone will make Riverbend Ranch a place where lives are changed. It is our prayer that no child will leave us without experiencing the love of Jesus Christ. We hope to encourage them to develop a relationship with God through the example of our staff, house devotional time, and regular involvement in local churches. We want each young man to understand God’s willingness to extend grace and heal the brokenness in all of our lives.
Riverbend Ranch is a private organization funded entirely by individuals like you donating to the ranch.
If you would like to partner with us and support what is happening here at the ranch, please consider donating to the ranch to help us continue caring for boys in need and our community.
Please consider a “Friends of the Ranch” contribution of $25 a month!
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