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MCH Boys Ranch
1439 Methodist Ranch Road, Waco, TX 76705
(254) 799-2434

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Since 1890, Methodist Children’s Home (MCH) has responded to the ever-changing needs of children, youth and families. A new program beginning January 2024 at the MCH Boys Ranch, located 10 miles northeast of Waco in Axtell, continues this legacy.

The number of youth today experiencing harm and possessing elevated, more complex needs is at an unprecedented level. Unfortunately, the gap continues to widen between this vulnerable population and access to supportive caregivers who are willing, trained and licensed to provide specialized care.

The call for MCH to support the youth of today is guided by God’s wisdom and supported by the agency’s “Imagine 2028” strategic plan. MCH programming will continue to evolve to remain relevant and in touch with the needs of families and communities served.

This involves expanding youth services offered at the Boys Ranch beyond the basic care residential program on the Waco campus. Admission will be reserved for male children from private and/or DFPS or contracted placements requiring a higher level of care and identifying as moderate-plus placement.

MCH Boys Ranch Residential Services Program provides supportive and strengths-based services to children in placement and their caregivers. We are charged with equipping children and caregivers with tools and resources that will promote healthy, healing relationships, caregiving practices and interactions, and promote a connectedness to a network of support. Services at the Boys Ranch will be extensive and focus on safety, guidance, education, and expert emotional and spiritual support.

The primary goal of this program is to provide a safe environment for young men whose past experiences leave them very few, if any, options for placement. In doing so, Boys Ranch residents will be empowered to flourish and discover their God-given potential through innovative, trauma-proven services.

If interested in becoming a member of our compassionate and highly trained staff at the Boys Ranch, please click the button below for a list of job openings. If led to provide a direct gift of support toward this important new program, please click the Donate button.

We enlist your prayers and support in this new era of ministry where MCH will continue to provide a legacy of services to the disadvantaged and fulfill our vision to “empower all we serve to experience life to the fullest.”

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