Archive for March 2018

Meet Christy, our Services Coordinator!

Any given day, it is likely that you will find Christy buried beneath a stack of paperwork, busily working through mountains of data, forms, files, applications, and any other document you can imagine. Walk into her office though, and no matter how busy she is, she will stop, smile, and kindly converse with you as…

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Welcome to Leebrick Cottage!

Hello, again! If you were to stop by our campus, you would be greeted with friendly faces and people who are glad you stopped by. They would be happy to answer your questions and tell you what this place called Joy Ranch is all about. And then you’d be invited on a tour to see…

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Volunteer Spotlight: A Huge Thanks to SLUH!

Early Monday morning, a beautiful blanket of fresh fallen snow covered the rolling hills and quietly nestled cottages that sit atop the Joy Ranch campus. The wind sifted through the trees, reminding everyone that Spring was not quite here yet. While most students and teachers on Spring Break would have enjoyed such a morning from…

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City RockFest Tour Concert

Joy Ranch will be the location for the City RockFest Tour concert to be held on Thursday, May 3 at 6:30 pm. The event is hosted by Unchained (A ministry of Woodlawn United Methodist Church). Unchained meets each Sunday night at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 6:30.  The service is a step up from a contemporary worship…

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Popcorn Prayers

Teaching our kids about God, including how to pray, is a big part of what we do. One of the tools we use for this goes by all kinds of different names; and each resident likes to call it something different: “popcorn prayer”, “fill-in-the-blank prayer”, “mad-lib prayer”. This is a tool we use to teach…

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What Is Joy Ranch?

Bethany and I both have been so excited about getting this blog up and running. It has been a few years in the making! We are passionate about what we do and are eager for others to know more about it. We hope this blog provides a chance for people to get to know the…

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Resident Stories Now Online

Ever wondered what past residents have to say about Joy Ranch? This year, we’re focusing on sharing their stories with you! Check out our new page where you can get to know how Joy Ranch has helped so many children over the years. Please keep in mind these are just a small portion of over…

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