His children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26
Provide a safe, caring, and Christ-centered home to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of children in crisis.
How To Help
Partner with us today! There are many ways that you can help a child in need. We accept monetary & non-monetary donations and can come speak to your organization about our mission.
Be a part of what is happening at Joy Ranch! There are opportunities for churches, service groups, and individuals alike.
Our staff is more than just a group of employees: we believe that each team member is an essential part of the Joy Ranch family.
News & Events
What a wonderful Christmas our kids had! They got to go see Christmas lights, ice skate, perform in our annual Live Nativity, some had home visits, and so much more. Churches, organizations, and individuals poured out tremendous amounts of gifts and love on them....
Brenda Pulido-Campau recently shared this and we wanted to pass along to you. On Monday November 6, 2023 James Monroe German, Grandpa Jim to my daughter, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven. Jim was legally blind from childhood. He never let that stop him from...
We are so grateful at Joy Ranch for all of our many blessings. In case you missed what our residents and some of our staff shared about what they're most thankful for this year, here they are in one spot! Enjoy, and please share what you're thanking God for this year...
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Celebrating 60 Years Helping Kids in 2021.
Since opening its doors in 1961 under the direction of the Rev. Richard and Mary McHenry, Joy Ranch, has served over 5000 children and their families in crisis.
Joy Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Your gifts are tax deductible. Joy Ranch is funded by faith through donations from individuals, churches and other organizations. Joy Ranch is licensed by the state of Virginia but receives no yearly-allocated state funding. We abide by the standards for membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Joy Ranch provides a safe, loving, and structured home for children from crisis situations. Our children have endured difficulties out of their control and need a place of refuge. We provide trauma-informed care, empowerment, and protection for all of our children in a family-style, home setting.