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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

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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…

America’s Dirty Little Secret,Child Sex Trafficking,a $10 Billion+ Business In America

By StevieRay Hansen | December 29, 2018

HNewsWire- Sex trafficking is a crime most people associate with foreign women or girls — from Latin America, Asia, or Eastern Europe The Bureau classified human trafficking as the third largest and fastest growing criminal…

Child sex trafficking, which some have reported brings in more money than the illegal drugs and illegal gun trade, combined.

By StevieRay Hansen | December 20, 2018

Child sex trafficking, which some have reported brings in more money than the illegal drugs and illegal gun trade, combined. It is still a crime in the United States for an adult to have sexual encounters with…

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Testimony From A Former Student

By StevieRay Hansen | December 20, 2018

 Meet Bryce 

How Many Orphans End Up In Prison

By StevieRay Hansen | December 15, 2018

“If you have a child with no psychological parents, essentially adrift in the world, you are headed toward all sorts of bad outcomes,” said StevieRay Hansen “And we as a society are going to pay…

Latest Trends And Statistics

By StevieRay Hansen | December 11, 2018

Not every child goes to sleep at night in a permanent home. In a nation that compassionately cares for “the least of these,” the shockingly high number of children languishing in foster care, waiting for…

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StevieRay Hansen’s Commentary…

By StevieRay Hansen | December 10, 2018

There are 159 million children across the globe who are defined as orphans, (Source) These children, and others, are a risk for poverty, health concerns, neglect, and abuse. What happens to these orphans?  The lucky…

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