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Kris

Children and Families

In the first 10 days of September 2007, Kris lost his mom and his grandfather. The next month, two more family members passed away. It was a devastating time for the 7-year-old and his older brother. Kris and his brother moved in with their Aunt Karen and two cousins, who also were reeling from the losses. As the family worked through their pain, ...

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The Cates Family

Children and Families

For David and Norma Cates, raising their two daughters was a fairly uneventful, normal parenting experience. The girls responded to discipline and never had any problems making friends and fitting in. But things were always different with their youngest child, Josh. With special education needs and challenges, Josh had trouble socially at school ...

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Erick

Children and Families

The Eagle Ranch Grade Level Transition Program provides students who have failed the sixth or seventh grade during the previous year an opportunity to advance to the next grade level after the first 9 weeks of the following school year. Erick, 14, didn’t like school. It was boring to him, and he didn’t care that he was failing. His attitu...

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Kevin and Hope Stipe

Supporters

Kevin Stipe remembers his youth pastor who went out of the way to reach out to him. “Regardless of what kind of trouble I was getting into, he was a steady friend and just wanted to help.” That steady presence had a lasting influence. The struggling teen ended up graduating from Auburn, becoming a YoungLife leader, and working for a prominent ...

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Thorn Winkler

Staff

Assistant Counselor, Love Home "I came to Eagle Ranch out of college to gain experience in counseling. I thought counseling was what I wanted to do with my life, but I had never professionally done it. As much experience as I gained in counseling, I gained more in learning about myself! I can truly empathize with the boys and families I work with,...

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Vicki Ellis – Heritage Ranch, Zachary, LA

Wings

“The program and board development, business planning, and fundraising wisdom Eddie Staub shared have been foundational to the Heritage Ranch founding process. I learned that you must run an effective, sustainable business in order to truly serve children and their families. The focus that Eagle Ranch places on the family is one of the most cri...

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