Residential Child Care Program
The Ranch’s therapeutic residential program provides a home for abused, neglected and abandoned children as early as age six. Residents may remain in the program through post-secondary education and/or job training. Each child lives in a cottage with a set of house parents and up to nine other children of the same gender. Find out more about the daily life at the Ranch in our Campus Life section.
The Ranch has three residential campuses serving the state – Flagship Headquarters Campus (Batesville), Donald W. Reynolds Campus (Mulberry) and the Southern Arkansas Campus (Amity). Each is equipped with lodging, computer and technology labs, on-site staff, recreational facilities and animals and livestock. All facilities are handicap accessible.
The Ranch program provides services to families needing resources they are unable to obtain on their own. Services include residential treatment, counseling and education. The outreach program serves approximately 150 families per month and provides ongoing services to former Ranch residents.
The Ranch is a sponsoring agency for Court Appointed Special Advocate Programs (CASA). CASA of the 16th Judicial District serves Independence, Cleburne, Fulton, Izard and Stone counties in North Central Arkansas. CASA of the Third Judicial District services Sharp, Lawrence, Jackson and Randolph counties in North Central/Northeast Arkansas. These programs provide trained volunteers who serve as advocates for abused or neglected children in juvenile court proceedings. All volunteers receive 30 hours of training and undergo criminal background checks and Child Abuse registry checks before being assigned to cases. If interested in learning more about this program, contact the CASA administrative office at 501-362-4609.
Speakers Bureau / Community Education / Child Abuse Awareness
Each day the Ranch visits communities throughout Arkansas to raise awareness of our efforts to help end child abuse and neglect in Arkansas. Ranch staffers will speak to any audience with open hearts and ears, from the chambers of commerce to a local church. We also sponsor and assist community professionals and law enforcement with workshops to help prevent and treat abuse and neglect. If you’d like to invite us to speak at your next event, please contact us. You can also find out about upcoming events to support the Ranch in our News Section.
the program include self-assessment, team building, organizational skills and artful alignment of people and leadership skills.