The Joy Ranch campus has five ranch-style cottages, a gymnasium, administrative offices, a recreation facility, soccer field and ball diamond. more...
His children shall have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26
Joy Ranch Mission Statement
To provide a welcoming, safe, caring, and Christ-centered environment to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, and social needs of children and their families in crisis. more...
JOY RANCH, A CHRISTIAN HOME FOR CHILDREN is a short term and long term residential program for children. Our admissions are decided on a case by case basis. We take into consideration the appropriateness of each child for our program by looking at their needs and availability of space in the cottages. We accept private referrals of children in need as well as children in custody of the state for either long term or emergency placement.
RESIDENTIAL CARE. Joy Ranch is committed to a family-based orientation and family-life atmosphere in the treatment of children. The mission and objectives of all programs at Joy Ranch is to bring wholeness and wellness to the child and his or her family. Residential care is provided for dependent and needy children ages 5 – 17 from all over the United States who require placement because of death, tragedy, abuse, neglect, or other unsatisfactory or necessitating family situations. The staff of Joy Ranch moves forward with one goal- to change a child for Christ.
LIFE AT JOY RANCH. Children live in ranch-style cottages staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by loving, committed caring Christians. Staff and children share meals and participate in activities in a family setting. Daily expectations of youth include good personal hygiene, chores, preparation of meals, appropriate relationships, and school attendance. Joy Ranch children also take part in many other events, including church and community service related outings.
FUNDED BY FAITH. Joy Ranch is funded by faith through donations from individuals, churches and other organizations. Joy Ranch is licensed by the state of Virginia but receives no yearly-allocated state funding. We abide by the standards for membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
I Love My Mountain Day, Saturday, April 26, You are invited to join Joy Ranch in cleaning area roadsides to raise funds for your own Nonprofit organization. We will meet at our gym at 9:30 am to distribute orange vests and bags, and return by 12 noon for a free cookout at Bucky’s Backyard, our refurbished playground that will be officially dedicated at 1 pm. All are welcome!
When We Love is our latest Animoto Video. The title comes from the lyrics of the featured song "Kings and Queens" by Audio Adrenaline. Truly, "boys become kings, and girls will be queens... when we love." You are encouraged to share this video on social media sites, and at your church.