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Josh C.

Children and Families

Before Joshua came to Eagle Ranch, he was afraid, unsociable and unmotivated. He refused to go to school and made every excuse to stay home. This led to many arguments, and Joshua would retreat to his room, which he saw as his “safe place.” He would hide out in his room for hours, sometimes for days, and refused to come out, talk, or even eat. ...

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Dylan D.

Children and Families

A question and answer session with Eagle Ranch resident, Dylan D. What was life like before you came to Eagle Ranch? My home life was chaotic. I was slamming doors, breaking things and running away. My parents, little sister and I didn’t have a good relationship. When I first found out that I was coming to Eagle Ranch, I was scared because I di...

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McKayla

Children and Families

When McKayla, 13, came to Eagle Ranch a little over a year ago, she had a hard time containing her emotions. Tantrums and arguments were the norm. “I was having blow-ups that weren’t appropriate for my age,” she recalled. “I was screaming and kicking and not following anything my mom would say. I couldn’t go a day without fighting with...

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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 school...

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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 sharin...

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