Public Invited to Tour Facilities, Learn about Opportunities. Campus Features New Barn and Covered Riding Ring to be Used for Equine Therapy.
Chestnut Mountain, Ga. – Eagle Ranch, a Christian home for girls and boys in crisis, is hosting its annual Open House from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.
The Ranch staff will provide guests with campus maps upon arrival, and visitors may leisurely explore the grounds on foot or in their own vehicles. Refreshments will be served. It is free, and everyone is welcome.
“This year we are excited to feature a new equine therapy barn and covered riding ring that are under construction,” said Eddie Staub, Eagle Ranch Founder and Executive Director. “These new facilities will enable the children to work with the horses during inclement weather. The barn will have more space and provide even more educational opportunities.”
Since opening its doors in 1985, Eagle Ranch has helped more than 1,000 children work through difficulties in all aspects of their lives – from family and social relationships to academic performance and more.
Boys’ and girls’ homes will be open for tours, conducted by Ranch staff and children. Other facilities, including the school, administration and counseling center, chapel, lodge and more will also be open to attendees.
Opportunity for Potential Houseparents, Assistant Counselors
Eagle Ranch invites married couples interested in becoming houseparents to come learn more about what this important position involves. A complete description of the houseparent position can be found at EagleRanch.org. Additionally, recent or upcoming college graduates interested in a position as an Assistant Counselor are also welcome to tour and get further information.
Resources for Struggling Families
Eagle Ranch’s referral coordinator will be on hand to answer questions and provide information to families seeking help for a struggling child. Families can meet the referral coordinator at The Wink Wynne Lodge during their visit. Eagle Ranch is now accepting applications to serve girls and boys in grades 4-8. Parents are encouraged to act now as a limited number of openings are available.
ABOUT EAGLE RANCH
Eagle Ranch works with children in crisis, focusing on family restoration and reunification. Founded in 1985, the Ranch serves children from North Georgia and metro Atlanta, providing home life, counseling and education for the children on a 270-acre campus in southern Hall County. It is the largest long-term residential facility for children in Georgia. Through its global outreach program – the Wings Initiative – Eagle Ranch also equips others called to develop homes for children in need.
Counties served by Eagle Ranch include: Banks, Barrow, Cherokee, Clarke, Cobb, Dawson, Dekalb, Elbert, Franklin, Fannin, Forsyth, Fulton, Gilmer, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Oconee, Pickens, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White.
For more directions and further information, contact Eagle Ranch at 770-967-8500, visit us on Facebook and Twitter, or log onto EagleRanch.org.