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Burden Insights

The Burden of Lost Hope

It was spring break, and I decided to play a game with a group of our guys. I asked them,…

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The Burden of Broken Relationships

Our entire world is built on relationships.  This is how our minds and bodies develop and grow.  It is no…

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The Burden of Setbacks

For a young person who has experienced significant trauma, abuse or neglect, setbacks are created. Here is one basic example:…

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Burden Stories

Steven and Mark's Story

Steve and Mark were neglected from a young age. As brothers, they looked out for each other. Steve often stole…

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Jim's Story

Jim’s father was never in the picture. He left when Jim was just a baby. Even though Jim grew up…

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Jason's Story

Jason’s home life had always been turbulent. Jason’s parents got divorced when he was young, and he spent much time…

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Goshen News

Founder John Blend turns 70


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New Beginnings takes Savannah thanks to United Way funding

One way that Goshen Valley has partnered with the United Way is by participating in a collaborative as a Pathway…

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Hiring! Job Description: Case Manager

Goshen Valley Boys Ranch Case Management Position Available:   Goshen Valley Boys Ranch in Waleska, GA is currently seeking a…

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Goshen Events

Two Fall Golf Opportunities

Whether it’s the annual AFG Ambassador’s Charity Tournament or our own Goshen Valley Classic, there are two great opportunities to participate…

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Goshen Valley Classic

The 11th Annual Goshen Valley Classic presented by WellStar is just around the corner on Monday, October 24th! We are…

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Monthly Foster Parent Trainings Now Offered!

On the second Thursday of each month, Goshen Homes will be hosting unique trainings for foster parents. Each month is a…

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Blessing Insights

A typical day in the life of a young man at Goshen Valley Boys Ranch

When a young man arrives at Goshen Valley for the first time, he may not know what he’s walking into.…

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A Father to the Fatherless - House Parent Chad Lewis

Our Heavenly Father gave all men the blueprint we need to be the type of father he wants us to…

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Reflections from 2014 Summer Academy Interns

Throughout the year, the Goshen Valley Academy provides young men with opportunities to have some fun while on the ranch,…

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Blessing Stories

A Partnership for Progress

In the US, approximately 50% of foster youth who age out of foster care do so without a high school…

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A Night of Normal

On Saturday, April 18th, five young men did what many other Cherokee High School students did: they went to prom.…

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Burden to Blessing: Real Stories of Success

What does Burden to Blessing mean to Goshen Valley? Everything, according to the successes we’ve seen over the years. Our…

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