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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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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Summer Newsletter

Curious as to what we’ve been up to this summer? Check out our recent newsletter for all the details! You can download and read it right here!

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Generous Bikers

What an amazing visit from Sons of Soldiers! This giving group of individuals from Hudson, NC organized a motorcycle ride for Joy Ranch then drove the donation to our campus in Virginia. We’re so blessed by tons of individuals, groups, and churches that support us. Thank you!

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NRV Shares Golf Tournament – August 16 & 17

What a blessing to have NRV Shares ask Joy Ranch to be part of their annual golf tournament! Join us this Thursday or Friday for the event at the beautiful Draper Valley Golf Course and many thanks to Xpress Market for their support. For more information, please contact Stan Moran at 540-998-9798 (xpressmkt@verizon.net) or Audra at…

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Chesterfield Group Visits AGAIN!

We have said it once, we will say it again & again: we could not serve our community without the help of our wonderful volunteers. The Joy Ranch team wants to give a HUGE thank you to the incredible Chesterfield County Team!!! This is the 3rd year this wonderful group of workers has blessed our…

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In Summer . . . . .

Summer is a great time to be a kid. And it is no exception for our kids here at Joy Ranch. So far all or some of our residents have: Spent a week at the beach Attended day camp One of our younger residents attended Science Camp Taken a trip with a local youth group…

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