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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.

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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

HNewsWire:60% of sex, human trafficking victims once involved in foster care system

By StevieRay Hansen | February 22, 2019

HNewsWire- The one thing that most child victims of sex trafficking have in common is involvement in the child welfare system. More than 60% of youth rescued from traffickers reside in either foster care or…

DADS – How to Be a Refuge for Your Children as Society Implodes and Sin Reigns

By StevieRay Hansen | February 22, 2019

HNewsWire- Step UP Dads! Lead Your Families. Figure out what to do, how to solve problems, and yes, fix important things. Always protect your children from harm. Why? If your little ones glimpse confusion and…

Sex trafficking, Orphans and Foster Youth,There Are No Amber Alerts, No Posters, When Orphans Or Youth From The Foster Care System Go Missing.

By StevieRay Hansen | February 22, 2019

HNewsWire-The danger is not just in far off places.  It lurks within the U.S. foster system, too.  In testimony before Congress, a young woman who spent her childhood in U.S. foster care explained why children without…

The Broken US Foster Care System

By StevieRay Hansen | February 22, 2019

HNewsWire-The foster care system is broken. Children go from house to house never knowing what home really means. They are taught that it’s best not to make friends because within a short period of time…

Cowards & Political Correctness

By StevieRay Hansen | February 9, 2019

HNewsWire-America has lost its soul, its ability to fulfill it’s moral obligation, orphans are a hot commodity in today’s society… When it comes to statistics, trafficking of Children is one of the highly emotive issues…

What’s After Foster Care?

By StevieRay Hansen | February 4, 2019

As we’ve spotlighted many times on the127 blog ,75% foster children end up in jail,or dead., human traffickers view children that lack families as the ideal target. The U.S. foster system,In testimony before Congress, a…

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Men Mentoring Boys

By StevieRay Hansen | January 7, 2019

The biggest part of our program is allowing these young men to come into the Lazy H Ranch (the127 faith foundation) programs and grow in an environment that is healthy, these young men learn how…

Rejected Orphans Suffer With These Issues,Policymakers From DC…

By StevieRay Hansen | December 31, 2018

God is the backbone of the family unit. Put another way, without God evil takes root and destroys everything it touches including the family, it should be obvious by now that when we take God…

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