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Hope Remains Youth Ranch, Inc.

HopeRemainsRanch

aka Hope Remains Ranch   |   Wellford, SC   |  www.hoperemains.org

Mission

Hope Remains Ranch exists to provide a Christ-centered environment of hope and healing for children, adults and families by utilizing equine assisted ministry activities, Biblical counseling, and mentorship. Our services are available in the Upstate of South Carolina.

Ruling year info

2008

Founder/CEO

Melanie Watt

Main address

1771 John Dodd Road

Wellford, SC 29385 USA

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EIN

26-0554902

NTEE code info

Other Mental Health, Crisis Intervention N.E.C. (F99)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many children and adults are unable to afford traditional therapy and counseling services offered at for-profit businesses. Our services are provided at low cost to no cost rates and we additionally accept Medicaid for individuals dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral health issues.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Workhorse Academy

Workhorse Academy is an equine educational experiential program.
Schools are served at the ranch. The ranch experience involves partnering with school districts that provides students with a high impact educational and behavioral learning lab.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Biblical counseling and equine ministry activities for children, youth, and adults.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Foster and adoptive children

A free mentoring program for children, ages 5-17 that utilizes equine assisted ministry activities.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Stable Care program is a free Biblically based support group for all parents and/or guardians.
We desire to help the entire family by offering the training and tools they need to provide a safe, healthy and thriving home life.
This program is Biblically based and allows for group discussion. Each topic discussed offers parents strategies and methods in handling issues such as depression, abuse, defiant behaviors, suicidal thoughts, reactive attachment disorder and more.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Share the love of Jesus Christ by example, through the interaction between clients, volunteers, mentors and staff. It is our desire to offer hope and healing to all that we serve.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Hope Remains Youth Ranch, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kathy Miller

Helen Finger

Wayne Orr

Will Morgan

Jodi Panagakos

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/23/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/02/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.