Goshen Valley Boys Ranch: The safety of a home, love of a family, and hope of a future.

Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, located on 160 acres in northern Cherokee County, is home to around 40 young men in foster care age 8-18. All boys participate in therapeutic counseling, public school education, and our comprehensive recreation program, all while living in a unique, family-based home.

Our goal is for every young man to know the safety of a home, the love of a family, and the hope of a future.

The Goshen Valley Difference 


Our houseparents are the heroes of the Ranch. While most group homes have shift workers, our houseparents live in the homes with our boys, creating an environment that feels as much like family as possible.

Educational Support

Most foster youth struggle educationally. With intensive educational support, a young man at Goshen will on average see a 10 point GPA increase within 6 months. Our graduation rate among eligible youth remains at 100%.

Therapeutic Services

In 2018 over 1,800 individual therapy sessions took place at The Ranch. We believe in the power of counseling, and we have seen lives healed and futures changed because of it.

Interested in houseparenting at Goshen?

Our houseparent couples are the heroes that change lives forever. Houseparents live in the homes with our boys and create a family-modeled environment for them. We would love for you to learn more about houseparenting and see if we are the right fit for you!

Houseparent FAQ

Contact Information

387 Goshen Church WayWaleska GA 30183770-796-4618

387 Goshen Church Way Waleska GA 30183 770-796-4618

Ongoing Needs:

  • Food: Velveeta Mac and Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce, Alfredo sauce, Popcorn, Cheez-Its, Goldfish, Chips, Granola Bars, Salsa, Syrup, Pancake Mix, Bisquick, and other non-perishable food to stock the food pantry
  • Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Paper Plates, Napkins
  • Cleaning Supplies: Dawn Dish Soap, Floor Cleaner, Bathroom Cleaner, Dusting Spray, Laundry Detergent, Dish Soap
  • Toiletries: Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash, Razors, Shaving Cream, Deodorant
  • Vehicles (for youth learning to drive)
  • Washers/Dryers
  • A weekend stay at your vacation home (House Parent vacation/reward)
  • Tickets to Six Flags, Rock City, or other day trips for the boys
  • Leather couches
  • New twin mattresses
  • Drinking glass sets
  • BBQ grill for each house


It takes a lot to feed 40 growing boys. We would love for you to join our network of supporters who fund this mission!