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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

Ways to Support our Youth at Christmas

We are always overwhelmed by the love and support that our community gives to each of our young people at…

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We Honor our Veterans

Happy Veteran’s Day! Today we celebrate the veterans and active duty military that compose our Goshen Valley staff and alumni.…

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Founder John Blend turns 70


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Goshen Events

Be Rich 2016

THANK YOU to Woodstock City Church and North Point Ministries for their incredible gift to Goshen Valley this year! Goshen…

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Goshen Homes: Informational Meetings

Join us for an informational meeting to learn more about becoming a Goshen Homes foster family and our unique Professional…

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Goshen Valley Classic: RESULTS!

The 11th Annual Goshen Valley Classic presented by WellStar on Monday, October 24th was a tremendous success. With your help,…

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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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