The Lord's Ranch?

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I don't believe it either. Excuse making for troubled children is what gets many sent there in the first place. They are not made to take responsibility for their actions and will rebel when sent somewhere that expects them to. Nicely behaved children do not end up at the Lord's Ranch....that's just the sad truth. So if your son was there it was because he was sent there for poor choices on his part or he had become so unruly in the home that the parents requested he receive some counseling there.
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amomwhoknows wrote:
The article isn't printed yet. Contact the Little Rock branch of The Washington Post and ask them about it. Yes Huckabee has been brought up in the article. I answered numerous questions regarding this place. It is NOT Christian based!!! They are doing nothing to help these kids. That's why the have contracts with juvenile offices all over the US even Alaska. The juvenile offices refer tons of kids to go there. My son spent 9 months there. He was beaten and forced to pray against his will. That is wrong.
I do not believe you, I was/am honest enough to give my name. I asked the Ranch is there was any investigation going on at this time, and was told no. See unlike your source, I go straight to the owners. You know the CEO, the ones that run the company.The ones that know every office, the parent company.(Also known as the "horses mouth"), so if you are going to try to trash the name of a organization that is run be some of the strongest christians I know with the highest morals, and that is how they run all of their business, then you run across the wrong person. The kids are the only ones that do any abusive treatment to anyone and that is to the staff. So get your facts straight. Prayer is optional, but being quiet and respectful during meditation is required!! If you ever went to church, or took your child it is the same concept is it not??
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My son just came back from a 6 month stay at the ranch. I must say it has done him a world of good. You can call and set up a tour. It is in Warm Springs about 15 miles on the other side of Pocahontas. If you have Medicaid and you place your child there voluntarily. The girls live on the ranch and boys live in houses located off the main ranch but it is still ranch property. the kids go to school on the ranch and church as well. I think it was a very possitive experience for my son and maybe it will help stop and think before he does something wrong. My son has ADHD, ODD and PTSD so I know what it's like to have a child with behavior problems so I hope I have helped at least 1 person with this information.
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Aug 28, 2008
 
My Experience wrote:
My son just came back from a 6 month stay at the ranch. I must say it has done him a world of good. You can call and set up a tour. It is in Warm Springs about 15 miles on the other side of Pocahontas. If you have Medicaid and you place your child there voluntarily. The girls live on the ranch and boys live in houses located off the main ranch but it is still ranch property. the kids go to school on the ranch and church as well. I think it was a very possitive experience for my son and maybe it will help stop and think before he does something wrong. My son has ADHD, ODD and PTSD so I know what it's like to have a child with behavior problems so I hope I have helped at least 1 person with this information.
thanks very much

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Just because something says "Christian" doesn't mean that they are following the teachings of Christ. There is so much money being filtered through this place that no one knows about! The owner flew Huckabee around in his private plane for years, and they have contributed over $100,000 to political campaigns over the last 5 years (facts from real records...not just something somebody made up). How does a company that is faith-based that receives government contracts get to contribute to political campaigns? Isn't that illegal?
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the place is b.s.! dont waste time or money, all they do is have the ppl do work for them. its not heavenly, they just act it. biggest p.o.s scam ever
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Any place that helps children is a good place!
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#29
Sep 14, 2008
 
the lords ranch should be renamed satans ranch ive been there it is a bad place for any kid
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Sep 14, 2008
 
Awwwwww!! "no name" and "cock smear" got in twubble....Poor babies! They had to take responsibilty for their actions ...This is terrible!!!!
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all_is_on wrote:
Just because something says "Christian" doesn't mean that they are following the teachings of Christ. There is so much money being filtered through this place that no one knows about! The owner flew Huckabee around in his private plane for years, and they have contributed over $100,000 to political campaigns over the last 5 years (facts from real records...not just something somebody made up). How does a company that is faith-based that receives government contracts get to contribute to political campaigns? Isn't that illegal?
You are absolutely right!! The owners of the Lords Ranch are crooks and anybody who thinks otherwise needs to do some research. They hide under the title of being a Christian organization.
I'm not saying the workers themselves are not Christians and that they aren't wonderful people I'm just saying the owners are pathetic and treat their employees badly. I do know the Paragould office has some wonderful employees there which is also a branch from the Ranch which is a whole other story of them trying to funnel money.

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amomwhoknows wrote:
If they are so good then why was there a huge FBI investigation???? The Washington Post is doing a huge story on that place. I wouldn't send my worst enemy there.
I have to agree with you there it's anything but the lords ranch!!!!!!!!!!
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#33
Sep 18, 2008
 
The Lords Ranch is a Christian organization and they do help kids. Just remember that when a child comes home if they go back into the same environment and nothing has changed at home, all the good that was done at the Lords Ranch will be undone in a short time. Parents have to make changes also, Kids don't need to run around with the same group, etc. Parents have to enforce rules, encourage the kids to do what is right, praise them when they do. The Lords Ranch can't be blamed for what goes on after they come home. They do have rules and they have to earn privileges which is a good thing. They have a great school with small classes so there is more one on one.
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Sep 18, 2008
 
i know of a family who sent their son there and he was worse when got home than he was when they sent him.

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Sep 18, 2008
 
The family does have to change. That is why residential treatment for kids with these kinds of problems is so ineffective if paretns won't participate, but the lord's ranch is so secretive and DOESN'T involve the family. Their methods don't work, but they keep taking millions of Medicaid dollars for a broken program, and they call it "Christian", so that anyone who criticizes it looks antireligion.
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#36
Sep 18, 2008
 
You people need to get a life and stop talking crap about stuff you don't know about.

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Sep 19, 2008
 
A Guest wrote:
You people need to get a life and stop talking crap about stuff you don't know about.
Umm...hello? I work with children in a mental health setting, and I have personal experience with this company. Some of these people might not know what they are talking about, but i for sure do!
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Ok so The Lord's Ranch...yeah right...Both my brothers have been there the younger one is there now for his 2nd time. shows you how well that works...If you think the staff confiscating the kids clothes then wearing them to work there is ok? Or if the maid's stealing there personal items is ok, and them still working there??? I don't think so. Or how about the staff of GROWN MEN having permission to body slam kids as young as like 9 to the ground, sorry folks but thats not ok with me...All of those facilities like that will work for a time, maybe a month maybe two because they don't ever ever wanna go back to a place so horrible, but once the kind of children that go there get that taste back of what it's like to be who they were before, they go back every time. The older of my two younger brothers has been to compass, pinnacle point, mcdowell, the lords ranch, the juvenile jail 6 times, and greene county since he's older. Those places do nothing but crush a childs spirit and get them to a point of no return with loving and trusting their family. They never blame themselves for being there, always their parents, keep that in mind...
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Micah.. It sounds like if both of your brothers have been there. Your issues are at home not with The Lord's Ranch....
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Sep 21, 2008
 
amomwhoknows wrote:
The article isn't printed yet. Contact the Little Rock branch of The Washington Post and ask them about it. Yes Huckabee has been brought up in the article. I answered numerous questions regarding this place. It is NOT Christian based!!! They are doing nothing to help these kids. That's why the have contracts with juvenile offices all over the US even Alaska. The juvenile offices refer tons of kids to go there. My son spent 9 months there. He was beaten and forced to pray against his will. That is wrong.
with a mother like you no wonder your son had to go to a different home.
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Sep 24, 2008
 
I was there in 05-06. Listen to me closely ok... When I was there they built the new houses and all that but these people who get this gets 2000 dollars everyweek for every single child there so they are moneying it up! I loved the Ranch but some of the staff are mean. They make you stand against a wall with your arms behind your back when the men are in the hall or women whatever you may be its the opposite sex. If you dont you will get a essay if you even think about talking back or questioning you get slammed against the floor concrete floors now and if they think your being bad when they do that they call for a doctor to give you a shot. many staff have been fired for hitting on the kids (flirting). One guy which was a staff met a girl at a motel who just got out of the ranch and kissed the girl before she went back to Chicago. Yes he quit. There is a Mr. Gary there he is a black guy not that it matters but he checks out girls too. Most of the staff are married within the Ranch. Men will go to the Ranch and Marry the women who work there. Its rediculous. The staff broke two childrens arms by slamming them and then covered it up. The staff are mean to the kids. I am talking about the ADVISORS. If Michelle the School Secretary still works there kids stay away from her she has so much evil in her. Mr. Stan who is a Canadian football player arena football that is is really rough with the kids its so unreal there is alot of abuse there. I could no believe this place my mom thought it was a good place for me to go to learn about God and when I got there my mom jerked me out because of all this stuff. It was on the news and everything. Kids would run away. If you talked to a boy or girl you would have to wear black clothes and write 5000 word essays. I remember when I was there the girls i knew were really suicidal i think thats how you spell it. I didnt really realize why. Some did it for attention but most of them THE ADVISORS drove them to that stage. Mrs. Bronwin who was from Africa was really mean. She was so fake I actually heard her tell a girl I was in there with that she didnt care about her and she was done and with her and for her not to talk to her anymore and kept assigning this girl 5000 word essays so by the time ms.bronwin was done with this lil girl this lil girl had a 15000 word essay to write. This little girl had ran to another advisor and there was a big deal over that because you dont go there to be mean to kids and it was wrong. She got married and left. Anyways yeah someone should be investigating it. Its just wrong. Some staff have the lord but Mrs. Jan hires them people off the streets that she dont know anything about and well they are dirty mean people to the kids. Its Wrong. I wish I had the way to write a letter or call someone because someone needs to be there to see how this place really works. They keep these kids in there for 6-9 months even a year and kids turn gay because they cant even talk to the opposite sex its rediculous. You got 17 year old girls and guys plenty old enough to date and hormones just kickin and they cant even talk. Thats rediculous.

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