Meet the Girls’ Houseparents: The Collins!

The Joy Ranch team is so proud to introduce you to our Girls’ Houseparents, Gene and Bethany Collins!   On any given morning, the Collins’ day starts before sunrise. They face a monumental task: getting eight girls up, ready, and fed and then off to school. During the day they run appointments, do paper work,…

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Making the Most of a Tough Situation

One struggle faced by our residents is the simple passage of time and what that does to a relationship that is primarily long-distance. Even with family. As time passes and the children come to be with us for an extended period of time phone calls home can become strained. It can be hard, for both…

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“Tales of a Houseparent:” Our Blog Is Up and Running!

Have you ever wondered what life as a Houseparent is like? House parenting is a unique role like no other, filled with joys, sorrows, and everything in between. One question that every houseparent is asked frequently tends to be: “So, what do you do as a houseparent?” While this is not a simple answer, the…

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Hannah & Julia Recognized at School

Congratulations to two of our beautiful girls, Miss Julia and Miss Hannah! Julia received the award for Most Improved 1st Nine Weeks!! She was chosen for this award because of her hard work and for going “the extra mile!” Hannah received two awards for this past semester! She was honored for Outstanding Citizenship and for…

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Snow Tubing Trip

Thanks to the Henry Schein company, our kiddos got to enjoy an entire day of snow tubing at Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia! It may be cold out, but that does not stop us from having fun!

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Meet Susan Huxster, Executive Director

The Joy Ranch team is so proud to have an opportunity for you to get to know our incredible, wise, & godly Executive Director, Susan Huxster! A southerner at heart, Susan was born in Texas & raised in North Carolina in a family that instilled in her Christian values. She made a decision to trust…

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February is Volunteer Month!

February is Volunteer Month and Joy Ranch will be celebrating all month long! Our volunteers are integral to the work we do; from renovating cottages and campus beautification projects to offering horse therapy and hosting game nights for our kids, Joy Ranch is able to better serve our community and our children because of volunteers.…

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Live Nativity Scheduled for December 9, 2017

Saturday, December 9 from 6-8 pm at 813 Joy Ranch Rd, Woodlawn VA Enjoy our FREE drive thru live nativity celebrating the real reason for the season (Jesus’ birth). Different scenes set up leading to the manger, followed by FREE refreshments and hundreds of nativity scenes set up in our gym. Share the event on…

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Joy Ranch Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Joy Ranch, a Christian Home for Children has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Occurring this year on November 28, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the US) and the widely recognized…

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