Archive for October 2018

“Falling” for our volunteers!

On a recent cool, fall day there were many sights and sounds to behold on the Joy Ranch campus. Maybe it was the faint “whoosh” of paint rollers in one of our cottages or the sound of hammers applying a new roof on another building. You might have heard friendly chatter from the folks spreading…

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Fall Holidays

With another holiday season rapidly approaching it’s time to take a look at Fall Holidays. In an earlier post (titled “Holidays” if you’d like to go back and check it out) we discussed Spring holidays, and how holidays at the Ranch can be difficult, since kids are away from their families. Fall holidays are no…

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What happens when . . . . kids leave.

Since we have talked about what happens when kids come to join us at Joy Ranch, the next logical question is: What happens when they leave? When kids leave is determined by a lot of factors – in the end there are times when our kids leave having completed a transition plan (meaning it has…

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