Masters Ranch is a non-profit, Christian boarding school and therapeutic boys home designed to help troubled boys between the ages of 10-14 and also 15-17 (age groups are in separate locations).
At MRCA, boys and their families find new help, healing and reconciliation when they had almost lost hope. The sprawling ranch campus in Southeastern Missouri offers a family environment in an agricultural setting with a balance of discipline and training in an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance. Each boy is given the tools needed to regain confidence, self respect and spiritual footing necessary to embrace his family and his future.
The dedicated staff of this boys home are committed to helping helping your boy rebuild the smoldering bridges of relationships with family, society at large and ultimately with God. This critical time will also allow parents to re-focus on their life and other children while we work with and help their son.
MRCA offers professional individual counseling from a Christian perspective, as well as group counseling. Our approach to counseling is informal, often utilizing the setting of the outdoors and activities to help the boys feel comfortable so they will open up and share more readily.
While each boy is with us, we also work with their family to bring them hope and encouragement and new tools for continuing the progress once their boy returns home.
MRCA is decidedly Christian. The staff love and respect the boys like their own, and they earn the love and respect of each boy in return.
If your son has been getting into trouble, he needs someone trustworthy who will listen to him without judgment. Our boys home offers counseling throughout the week, both one-on-one and also in a group setting. In addition, our staff engage the boys as a friend they can talk to, making therapy unthreatening and ongoing in the boy’s own natural environment while they work or play. Throughout their stay, we maintain a watchful eye, but we do so while surrounding them in our home-like setting with loving care, inspiring them toward a more productive and rewarding future.
Our Christian boarding school and boys home is unique in that it provides extensive “hands on” vocational experience for the boys as they also work on the ranch. In addition to working with the ranch animals, tools and equipment, they learn real-life, potentially high wage trades and receive responsibility and character-building that is needed for a successful future. Boys have important daily tasks, through which they earn a sense of pride. They learn and experience a variety of trades, building new confidence, respect for themselves and others, and a strong work ethic.