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  • Houseparents Mom & Pop Ingram to Retire


    After 40 plus years of service, longtime houseparents Cheyenne & Rick Ingram are retiring from the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches. Cheyenne & Rick (AKA Mom & Pop Ingram) have devoted their lives to raising children at the Ranch and have raised upwards of a thousand children in their home, along with their two biological children. Rick has also served as ASYR’s campus manager for the last decade. Mom & Pop Ingram have described being a houseparent as more of a ministry and a lifestyle than a job. They have countless stories of the children whose lives have been changed by … Continue reading

  • Ground Breaking for New Home, Beebe Hall


    On March 4th the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held a groundbreaking ceremony for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches’ new home, Beebe Hall. Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is celebrating a project to construct a new home on its Batesville campus. Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has a long history of caring for children. Founded by the Sheriffs of Arkansas in 1976, ASYR has provided hope and healing for more than 2,300 boys and girls from every corner of the state who has needed a place to call home. Our mission is to address, remedy, and prevent child abuse and neglect by creating … Continue reading

  • There’s still time to make a difference in 2023!


    Our boys and girls are out of school for Christmas break and are looking forward to a magical Christmas morning, some for the very first time. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed Christmas presents this year to make that magic happen! As we wrap up our 47th year at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, we are grateful that you helped us accomplish BIG things in 2023! This year: Boys and girls from 11 different counties found a stable, loving home and hope for a brighter future at the Ranch. We began fundraising and preparing the ground to build a new home … Continue reading

  • Bridging the Gap Between Foster and Forever Families


    Thank you to KARK Channel 4 for sharing the Ranch story! Since 1976, Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches has been a place to call home for more than 2,200 boys and girls from every corner of the state. While some Ranchers will stay until they’re 18 or 21, often the Ranch is a bridge for children from foster care to adoption. Watch Isaac’s story and see how the Ranch helped him find his forever family. You can join the fight against the foster care crisis The Ranch currently receives 20 calls per week looking for beds for foster children, and we … Continue reading

  • Double Your Gift on #GivingTuesday, November 28, 2023!


    What is Giving Tuesday? After Thanksgiving, #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday each year, we celebrate #GivingTuesday. This special day helps demonstrate that holidays can be about both giving and giving back.  This year, Citizens Bank will once again be matching gifts on #GivingTuesday. For every dollar donated to the ASYR on November 28th, Citizens Bank will match your contributions up to $5,000! Here are some ways YOU can help the ASYR receive the entire $5,000 matching gift from Citizens Bank on #GivingTuesday: Make an online donation by clicking here.  Text the word ranch to 26989, or call 501-940-3440 to make a gift of … Continue reading

  • ASYR has been home to more than 2,200 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 100% privately funded.