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Scott Sims

Children and Families

Scott Sims graduated Eagle Ranch in 2007.  Today, he is a successful, up-and-coming shift manager at a local restaurant. He is happily married, has a beautiful nine-month-old baby girl, regularly attends church, and is grateful for the life he has. However, Scott’s life was not always so bright. Adopted by his grandparents when he was two-yea...

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Marcus’ Story

Children and Families

Life here on the Ranch is pretty good. The children at the Ranch are here for things they have done in their lives. The staff members don’t see us as bad people; they see us as great children who are struggling. The environment in the home is very accepting. The houseparents love and care about everyone, and to them, we are family. In the scho...

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Christian’s Story

Children and Families

For the almost eight months that I have been at Eagle Ranch, I have been living in the Love Home. My houseparents are Doug and Teresa Smith, and my assistant counselor is Taylor Collins. The experience that I had when I came into the home was a good one. I was greeted by my housemom, Mrs. Teresa, who showed me my room. I realized I would be shar...

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Austin’s Story

Children and Families

My name is Austin and my experience has been great. The houseparents are really nice and the assistant counselors are really easy to build a relationship with and are really nice too. I have learned to handle my consequences better and also learn to take my anger out in better ways. They also have taught me how to be more assertive in communica...

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Relentless Determination

Children and Families

A single mom determined to find a better way of life, Heather moved with her 12-year-old son, Noah, from Chicago to Duluth. “We had a rough start,” Heather remembered. Noah did not adapt well to the move. Combined with the normal emotional struggles of a growing teen, the situation at home turned volatile. “He was very angry, irrational...

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Hope’s Story

Children and Families

"I was in middle school and getting into my first relationships with boys. I stopped participating in school, and my grades suffered. I was sneaking out, going to parties, and I just shut down on my parents. Eagle Ranch put people in my life who really cared about helping me. They taught me ways to deal with my feelings, and helped me be true to my...

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