Archive for September 2018

A “Typical” Day in the Life of a Joy Ranch House Parent.

By Michelle Rash It’s hard to believe we’ve got almost 2 months of school under our belts! The schools here start during the beginning of August, typically and end in May (depending on winter weather!) Like most families, getting back into the school year routine can take a bit of time and the weeks are…

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New Scholarship for Joy Ranch Kids!

The J.G. & Vera Mae Long Scholarship Fund was established in April 2018 by Mr. & Mrs. Jim Hiner to provide financial assistance to deserving students who are enrolled in an approved program (credit or short-term Workforce Development) at Wytheville Community College. Residents must be current or former residents of Joy Ranch. To Donate to…

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When Kids Come In

A lot of questions we get asked as houseparents begin with the phrase: “What happens when” A common question of this sort is: What happens when kids first come to Joy Ranch? How do they come to be with you?   I am so glad you asked! As we have often mentioned kids come to…

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