Message From Our CEO
Thank you for visiting the web site for the Alabama Sheriffs' Youth Ranches. I hope that you will enjoy learning about our organization and the many deserving children in our care. The Youth Ranch program was founded in the 1960s by the Sheriffs of Alabama to provide homes for children in need.
Our program has grown and changed considerably over the past four decades, but our motto has remained the same: "It's easier to build boys and girls than to repair men and women." That is our goal - to help build children into responsible, productive adults before their home situations become so unbearable that they cross the line and break the law. Many of our children have been physically and/or sexually abused, severely neglected by their families, orphaned or abandoned.
We provide them with a loving home on our five Ranches located in rural areas around the state. The children live in a Christian family home that is as close to a normal family situation as we can provide. When a child comes to live with us, we take on full responsibility for his or her every need including food, shelter, clothes and shoes, medical and dental care, and school supplies.
We raise the funds necessary to care for these children through donations from individuals and corporations, fund-raising events and grants. For more information on how you can help care for the children, please see our Special Events or How to Help sections of our web site.
We maintain an open door policy and welcome all visitors to our facilities. I would like to invite you to stop by and visit with the children and our caring staff members next time you are traveling near one of our Ranch locations. Thank you for your interest in the abandoned, abused and neglected children of Alabama and please contact us if you have questions or need further information.