The average stay is between 18 months and two years.
Children stay on campus in one of our ten homes during the week and every other weekend to work on behaviors that have negatively impacted his/her family, school performance and personal growth. They go home every other weekend and on holidays to give their family an opportunity to put into practice the skills and knowledge gained during Ranch time.
The majority come from the Ranch’s base in Northeast Georgia. However, children have been referred to the Ranch from more than 30 counties within an 80-mile radius of our campus. Referrals typically come from schools, counselors, regional medical facilities, churches, concerned friends or family members and/or the juvenile court system.
Eagle Ranch serves families in crisis regardless of their financial situation. The majority of our operating budget is funded through contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations, churches, and civic clubs. This independent funding makes our services accessible to many low and moderate income families who might not otherwise be able to afford the type of care we provide. In order to encourage families to be fully committed to their child's care, we do charge a nominal fee which is based on their current financial situation. No family has been turned away because of finances as long as other placement criteria are met.
Ages range from 8 to 18 for boys and girls in the program. However, children must be 8-15 years old at the time of intake.
Eagle Ranch is located on 270-acres of wooded land four miles off Interstate 85 in southern Hall County, Georgia, about 50 miles north of Atlanta. Actual Address: 5500 Union Church Road, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542
Eagle Ranch is not solely a custodial or residential program. Working with both the child and family members, our program uses an integrated approach that models home life, emphasizes education, incorporates individual and group counseling, and is built on Christian principles. Our aim is for renewal: of the child’s individual purpose and identity; of positive relationships among family members; and of hope for a more promising future for everyone we serve.
Little to none.
Donations to our general operating budget enable us to provide a home for nearly 70 children, operate our SACS accredited, on-campus school and provide professional counseling for all of our children and their families .
Almost entirely from private sources, which include individuals, corporations, foundations and churches.