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  • 100% of all Ranchers graduate high school.
  • 80% of all Ranchers pursue a post-secondary education.
  • In 2009, Arkansas investigated about 30,000 cases of possible child abuse.
  • More than 6,500 of those abuse investigations were substantiated.
  • It costs about $30,000 annually to care for a child at the Ranch.

News and Highlights

  • Three Siblings Reunited at the Youth Ranches

    03/27/2017

    We recently took in our youngest children to date at the Youth Ranches. The brother, age 10, came to us a few months ago. When his 3-year-old sister was being moved from her third foster home, DHS asked us to take her. Fortuitous timing and a willing house mother allowed us to take in this sweet girl and reunite her with her brother. Last week, DHS came to us again and asked if we could take in the youngest sibling, a not-yet-2-year old, after her ninth foster home was closing. She has cancer and will soon receive more treatment and … Continue reading

  • Last Year for Arkansas Gives! April 6: Double the Impact of Your Gift

    02/21/2017

    On Thursday, April 6th, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches needs YOUR help! On that day between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm, you can double the impact of your gift to the Ranches at ArkansasGives.org. For every dollar you donate to the Ranches through ArkansasGives, thanks to a matching gift from the Morris Foundation, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000! You can make your gift go twice as far by making a gift during ArkansasGives. Your gift will also help the Ranches earn bonus dollars from a bonus pool provided by the Arkansas Community Foundation. Last year … Continue reading

  • From the Ranch to the Board Room: a story of second chances

    02/10/2017

    This is Roger’s story Roger and his little brother came to live at the Ranch in 1976. In fact, they were our very first two Ranchers. Roger’s dad was a disabled Veteran and had been admitted to a nursing home. They had been living with their Mom. At ages 7 and 5, Roger and his little brother had very little parental supervision. They would often miss school. Roger said his mom was “not the mother she should have been.” Missing school meant missing meals, since school was where they would usually eat. Often they didn’t have anything to eat for days at a time. They were hungry and afraid. They had no … Continue reading

  • YOU Can Still Make a Difference in 2016!

    12/29/2016

    As we end our 40th year, I can’t tell you all of the heartbreaking stories that have brought each child to live at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Nor can I tell you the many stories of generosity that have made the Ranches a reality. But what I can tell you is this: •  NO child comes to the Ranches through any fault of their own. •  We cannot provide safe, healthy and loving homes for these children without YOU. As 2016 comes to a close, there’s still time to make a difference in the lives of these children. With your help, the Arkansas Sheriffs’ … Continue reading

  • Christmas at the Ranches

    12/08/2016

    YOU Can Make this Christmas Merry and Bright for our Ranchers! Christmas can be a difficult time for the boys and girls at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Some miss their families, and for others, this may be the very first time they get to experience the joy of Christmas! But we need YOU to help make it happen! The end of the year is an expensive time to raise a child, especially when you raise as many as we do at the Ranches! We ask that you consider making a special year-end gift to help meet our needs during the … Continue reading