H.U.G.S. RANCH, founded in January of 2007, is modeled after Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in, Bend Oregon. The ranch seeks to provide a faith-based, non-threatening, peaceful environment where children with a variety of needs and horses can help heal each other.
Our goal is to provide a ranch where children, ages 5-18, can be mentored and nurtured. During a scheduled 60- 90 minute, private session of one-on-one time: one child, one mentor, one wrangler and a horse; or scheduled group sessions for up to 15 children; both horse and child experience unconditional love, the freedom to trust, and the ability to see dreams realized. The sessions are flexible, meeting the child's immediate needs. Leaders share their stories of personal fears and triumphs.
It is our hope and prayer that self-esteem, self-worth, self-confidence, dignity, improved social skills, and independence will be developed through hands-on experiences producing the values of faith, trust, and family in the life of each child.
H.U.G.S. RANCH reaches out to serve the families of our participants, schools, social agencies, and our surrounding communities. We offer the children unconditional love and acceptance through Christ who brings hope, healing, and peace.