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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

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

By StevieRay Hansen

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

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How Many Orphans End Up In Prison

By StevieRay Hansen

“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

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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

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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Failure is NOT Final

By StevieRay Hansen

To fail from time to time is only human, but to be a “failure” is when we are defeated by failure, refusing to rise and try again. Christians sometimes believe they should be immune to…

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Top Reasons Parents Give Up Their Children

By StevieRay Hansen

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