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The Lazy H Ranch

Where Orphans Thrive

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The Lazy H Ranch

Where Orphans Thrive

James Chapter 1 Verse 27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

~James, Half-Brother of Jesus

James Chapter 1 Verse 27

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

~James, Half-Brother of Jesus

About The 127

LEADERSHIP

StevieRay Hansen, retired oilman and Texas Hill Country rancher, leads a team of dedicated staff, volunteers and financial supporters to provide a home for young men upon aging out of the foster care system. Together they are changing lives.

THE RANCH

The Lazy H Ranch and Retreat is truly a Hill Country jewel with over 600 acres of rolling and rugged hills. There is just under one mile of river frontage on the Llano river. Outdoor activities include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. View the Gallery.

OUR GRADUATES

The young men who pass through our ministry originally came because they were in trouble with the law, kicked out of foster care, or living on the streets. We give them a chance, which for most, is the first break they've ever gotten. See their Stories.

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Founder's Story

“I want to start an orphanage,” I told Laura over dinner one evening. “Not necessarily an orphanage, but something like that.”

“That’s real hard, Honey,” Laura replied. “Let’s just give to them.”

That didn’t seem like enough to me. I couldn’t help but wonder what would have happened to me without Buck and the other cowboys who became like family. Without men like Robert who kept stepping into my life to help me...

The more I learned about the plight of the kids leaving foster care, the more concerned I became. Most of them didn’t have a support system. One study found that within a year of leaving the foster care system, 66 percent of the kids were homeless, in jail or dead. A staggering 80 percent of the prison population had come out of foster care. Girls in foster care were 600 percent more likely than their peers to get pregnant before age 21.

From, A Long Journey Home. Purchase on Amazon.

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Life at Campus

The Lazy H ranch is located on 609 acres of scenic hill country near Mason, Texas. Through a personalized mentoring approach, we help young men who are aging out of state foster care programs to discover God's unique plan for their lives while setting personal, educational and vocational goals for the future.

Whether completing a GED, a college degree or technical certification, every member receives professional job placement assistance along with ongoing spiritual leadership training to prepare for the responsibilities of an adult life. 

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Life at Campus

The Lazy H ranch is located on 609 acres of scenic hill country near Mason, Texas. Through a personalized mentoring approach, we help young men who are aging out of state foster care programs to discover God's unique plan for their lives while setting personal, educational and vocational goals for the future.

Whether completing a GED, a college degree or technical certification, every member receives professional job placement assistance along with ongoing spiritual leadership training to prepare for the responsibilities of an adult life. 

Upon Aging-Out of Foster Care

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Check Out Our Blog

When The Police & CPS Target You & Kidnap Your Children Because You’re A Christian

By StevieRay Hansen

Don’t think it could happen to you? It’s happening to many families across the country. They are being targeted by Child Protective Services simply because they are Christians and they seek to input into their children Christian principles based…

Study: Children with Court-Appointed Special Advocates do WORSE Than Children Without Them

By StevieRay Hansen

FORMER FOSTER PARENT BLASTS CPS AND FOSTER CARE SYSTEM’S ABUSES OF POWER… Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). Image source. A new study has just been published in the journal Child Maltreatment: The Effect of CASA on Child Welfare…

1 of 4 American Inmates Product of the Foster Care System According to Kansas City Star Investigation

By StevieRay Hansen

THROWAWAY KIDS: ‘We are sending more foster kids to prison than college’ Comments by Brian ShilhavyEditor, Health Impact News The Kansas City Star published a 6-part investigative report on the U.S. Foster Care system this week. Part…

Federal Judge in Texas Fines CPS $50K a Day for “Shameful” Foster Care: CPS has “Lied to me at almost Every Level”

By StevieRay Hansen

Texas Child “Protection” Services: Pipeline to Child Sex Trafficking… A federal judge in Texas appears to be getting fed up with Texas government officials who are delaying in abolishing the State’s foster care and child…

“The OC” Human Trafficking: Women & Children Ordered ‘Like Pizza’ In California

By StevieRay Hansen

Sexual abuse perpetrated against a child is a deplorable reality of living in a sin-stricken world. The psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical damage of the abuse remains long after molestation has ended. The Bible speaks…

Montana: CPS LGBTQ-Supporting, Anti-Christian Workers Kidnap Kids Because Parent Taught Christian Values (Video)

By StevieRay Hansen

I am not a proponent of Child Protective Services and a ton of stories coming from my friend Jim White at Northwest Liberty News, along with my own experience with CPS in my state, tend…

Senator David Farnsworth Is Investigating 550 Children Who Have Gone Missing in Arizona –– He Has Been Threatened and Is in Grave Danger

By StevieRay Hansen

 was recently watching the media in Arizona cover a story regarding the selling of babies from mothers who were brought from the Marshall Islands by an Arizona public servant. Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen was…

TERRORIZED, TRAUMATIZED AND KILLED: THE POLICE STATE’S DEADLY TOLL ON AMERICA’S CHILDREN

By StevieRay Hansen

“Mommy, am I gonna die?”— 4-year-old Ava Ellis after being inadvertently shot in the leg by a police officer who was aiming for the girl’s boxer-terrier dog, Patches “‘Am I going to get shot again.’”—2-year-old…

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