Eagle Ranch is dedicated to modeling a Christ-centered family for the children entrusted to us. Each home is run by a team that consists of a married Houseparent Couple, Program Assistant and Licensed Counselor. The Houseparent Couple lives in the home, while the Program Assistant works in the home every day. Each home is designed to accommodate 6-7 children of similar age/developmental level. Staff provides the boys or girls with structure and therapeutic support to help develop communication skills, a sense of identity and personal responsibility.
Meals are cooked in the home to facilitate a family-type atmosphere. The Houseparents, Program Assistant and children participate in family activities such as house chores, devotions, play time, regular worship services, and weekend activities. Group time is also an integral part of each homes’ day, providing the children a safe space to talk about how they are doing, build connection with others in the home, and work on relational skills.
The children’s parents (or legal guardians, such as grandparents) play an integral role in the Eagle Ranch program. Children go home every other weekend, as well as for holidays and school vacations. The average stay for a child at Eagle Ranch is anywhere from eighteen months to two years. While children may live at Eagle Ranch for a season of their lives, our program is structured to reuniting the child with his/her family as soon as possible.