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  • You can still make a difference in 2018!

    12/27/2018

    As we wrap up 2018 at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we reflect on how far our Ranchers have come and the blessings of another year. This year:  Three Ranch Seniors graduated from high school. Many of our cottages got new roofs and updates to make them an even better place to call home. Ranchers helped pull off a record breaking Pumpkin Patch, with over 3,600 visitors! We celebrated many birthdays and Christmas with lots of presents for our Ranchers. Ranchers continue to help on the farm with new animals and a growing herd. We re-opened our renovated event center and have … Continue reading

  • Youth Ranches receives Difference Maker Award from Rainwater Holt & Sexton

    12/21/2018

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches recently received Rainwater Holt & Sexton’s Victory Over Violence Difference Maker award. Check out this great story that aired on FOX 16 News. Thank you to Rainwater Holt & Sexton for this special recognition and for your generous support of the Youth Ranches! You can join the Ranch today by supporting our mission to fight child abuse and neglect and provide safe and loving family style foster homes for Arkansas children. To learn more about our mission click here.   Become a Hope Builder Committing to a monthly contribution is a simple, secure way to provide … Continue reading

  • It’s Christmastime at the Ranch!

    11/30/2018

    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! YOU can make this Christmas merry and bright for our Ranchers! 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 Christmas season. Here are some ways YOU can help this Christmas! … Continue reading

  • #GivingTuesday is November 27, And We Need Your Help!

    11/19/2018

    After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday, we celebrate #GivingTuesday! This special day shows that holidays can be about both giving and giving back. And this year, Citizens Bank is giving back in a big way! For every dollar you donate to the Ranches during #GivingTuesday, November 27, Citizens Bank will match your gift dollar for dollar up to $5,000! ONE DAY ONLY! This #GivingTuesday, you can double the impact of your gift to the ASYR by making an online donation or by dropping your gift by at any Citizens Bank location on Tuesday, November 27th. Here are some ways YOU can help the Ranches receive the entire … Continue reading

  • Actor Judge Reinhold to Appear at Special Screening of The Santa Clause to Benefit Ranch

    11/19/2018

    Actor Judge Reinhold will make a special appearance on Sunday, December 2, at the Melba Theater in Batesville for a screening of Disney’s Christmas hit The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. Judge, who co-stars as Neal in the film, is best known for his roles in Beverly Hills Cop 1,2,3; Fast Times at Ridgemont High, and Seinfeld. The Santa Clause will kick off the theater’s Very Melba Christmas series. Judge will participate in a Q&A and signings following the screening. The screening will benefit the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. The film will begin at 6:30 pm on Sunday, December 2 at the Melba … Continue reading

  • ASYR has been home to more than 2,050 children since 1976.
  • Up to eight children live in each cottage cared for by a professional house parent.
  • 75% of children at ASYR are here with at least one sibling.
  • More than 8,500 children entered the Arkansas foster care system in 2016.
  • 50% of children enter Arkansas foster care because of drugs.
  • ASYR is more than 90% funded through charitable giving.