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About LUC Ranch

boys group 1998 by officeLives Under Construction Ranch, Inc. is a residential treatment home for at-risk boys between the ages of 7 and 21. We desire to help each boy find his way back to his family by changing his behaviors and by helping him discover those things about himself that help him re-build a positive structure for a successful future. This is done through behavior management techniques and individualized counseling, whereby goals are set for each young man, with the staff helping each boy achieve his goals.

The Ranch began with a vision to make it possible for troubled boys to have a second chance at life by changing their behavior patterns.

We believe that this begins by demonstrating God's love to them through words and actions. Accomplishments at the Ranch are based on two basic principles: that God can change lives in miraculous ways, and that good work habits are important for building character, self-esteem, and self-discipline.

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Each young man must at some time choose what pathway he will take in life.  This pathway leads to new beginnings for boys who have had a troubling past.

LUC Boys Ranch is located in the heart of the Ozark Mountains in Southwest Missouri. The Ranch was founded by Ken and Sheila Ortman in 1982 with the premise that because God created each person with a purpose, each boy who comes to the Ranch is worth saving and can develop to his full potential with God's help. The Ranch began with a vision to make it possible for troubled boys to have a second chance at life by changing their behavior patterns. We believe that this begins by demonstrating God's love to them through words and actions. Accomplishments at the Ranch are based on two basic principles: that God can change lives in miraculous ways, and that good work habits are important for building character, self-esteem, and self-discipline.

The boys who come to LUC Boys Ranch have the opportunity to experience and learn the joy that comes from living in a Christian family environment, where they can feel love and acceptance. Each person makes mistakes in life, and these boys have the freedom at the Ranch to learn which choices they make produce rewards or consequences.

For most boys, The Ranch will become their home, away for home for the next 15 to 18 months while they get rid of old habits and learn new ways of dealing with peer pressure, stress, saying no, taking authority, etc.  These boys also re-build family relationships, except in a few occasions when that isn't possible and then they become a part of the Ranch family and are with us until they can become independent.

There are times when families cannot afford Residential treatment and therefore we are looking for those who care to help make it possible for all boys to have the opportunity to change their lives around.  If you would like to know how you can be a part of this ministry, please click on the link to Support Opportunities or Service Opportunities.


Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, Inc.
296 Boys Ranch Road  ~  Lampe, MO 65681
Contact Person: Ken Ortman, Administrator
Phone: 417-779-5374     Fax: 417-779-
2106
Send mail to webmaster@lucboys.org with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2003  Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch, Inc.
Last modified: February 07, 2013


 

 

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