Russ, the 9th Boy: From Former Youth to Mentor

I’d like to introduce you to Russ. Russ was the 9th boy here at our Specialized Care program at our Ranch location– he was there in 1959! And for Russ, his time at the Ranch was transformative. So much so that he returns each year to give back to the youth currently in our program. 

National Foster Care Month: Meet Drake​

National Foster Care Month: Meet Drake Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Earlier this month, I had the privilege of talking with Drake, a former resident of our Specialized Care program at the Ranch and our Transitional Living group home. And because May is National Foster Care month, I wanted to share his story as a youth in […]

Celebrating Our Graduates!

Celebrating Our Graduates! Facebook Twitter LinkedIn With seniors around the country celebrating their high school graduation, I wanted to share a statistic with you: just 50% of foster youth will graduate high school.  I don’t know about you, but this statistic made me pause. It is a sobering reality and speaks to the lack of […]

Happy Mother’s Day!

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Good Samaritan Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Happy Mother’s Day!  Mothers are essential to our lives. I’m Ariel, an intern here at Good Samaritan. I am preparing to graduate college and my mom is still one of my very best friends. Something that I really admire about her is the strength and passion […]

Round Up for the Ranch 2023

Round Up for the Ranch 2023 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn On April 14th, we hosted our biggest event of the year – Round Up for the Ranch! The event was a huge success thanks to our presenting sponsor Wilson Logistics, our entertainment sponsor Central Bank, and our food and beverage sponsor Corwin, as well as every […]

Child Abuse Prevention Month: Breaking the Cycle

Child Abuse Prevention: Breaking the Cycle Facebook Twitter LinkedIn April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. At Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, breaking the cycle of abuse is a key goal in all of our programs. Our programs are designed to help youth and families heal from trauma, build resiliency, and establish strong foundations for their futures. […]

Laura’s Home: A Safe Place for Girls

Laura’s Home: A Safe Place for Girls Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Did you know that we have a group home just for girls? In the decades since we started as a small non-profit at our Ranch location, we have grown to include programs for youth and families throughout our community.  And Laura’s Home was created specifically […]

Celebrating Our Good Samaritans

Celebrating Our Good Samaritans Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Have you ever heard the story of the Good Samaritan? A man is lying injured on a road, unable to move. Several travelers pass him by, avoiding him. However, a Good Samaritan sees the injured man and takes him to an inn, where the innkeeper helps him heal. […]

Round Up for the Ranch: Get the Details

Round Up for the Ranch: Get the Details Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Our biggest event of the year, Round Up for the Ranch, is just around the corner! Preparations are well underway and the team here at Good Samaritan is working hard to ensure that it will be an evening to remember.   Jayme, our Community Development […]