Welcome to Roanoke Ranch for Kids
Roanoke Ranch for Kids is a faith-based, non-profit organization in Lowell, MI. Our mission is to help at-risk youth gain confidence and self-esteem through working with horses. Our job is very important here at the Ranch as we try to build a foundational building block that each child that visits the Ranch will be able to carry for the rest of their lives. We reach out by restoring hope, and renewing hearts through the power of the horse. Roanoke works with various organization with all different ages and backgrounds. All services are provided at no cost. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.
How do Horses Help?
The Horse is a very special social animal who can act as a mirror and metaphor for many common human issues. Issues such as fear, trust, love and hope. Horses facilitate self-awareness in a deep and profound way. Because of a horse's unique nature they offer humans many opportunities of growth not easily found elsewhere. Watching the unity between a troubled youth and a horse based nothing more then that exact second is a profound and awfully powerful event that touches lives.
Here at the Ranch, we call our horses Giants, not just for their size and stature but for what they can do and all those troubles they can easily bear on their massive shoulders. There is no better pal that can hold your worries like a horse.
Please stay updated for the Roanoke Ranch Book, On the Backs of Giants. A collection of short stories provided by mentors, kids and people who have been touched by the Ranch.
Please let us know if you are interested or able to carry one of our "Giants" through a horse sponsorship.