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For children who have nowhere to go and have suffered loss of parenting due to abandonment, abuse, neglect and death, these words are more than just a cliché.  They represent the beginning of a journey toward healing and wholeness.  Situated among the horse and cattle ranches of Marion County Florida; The Ranch provides a rural atmosphere that is conducive to nurture and growth.
      We believe children grow up best in healthy families. When it is necessary for a child to live apart from his or her family, we provide quality, compassionate care and remain focused on getting the child and family reunited. When reunification is not an option, our focus becomes the best option for permanency for the child.
     We are fully licensed by the Florida Department of Children and Families as a private 501c3 and accredited by the Council of Accreditation.
Our Purpose
To honor God by helping heal hurting children and families.
Our Mission
Equipping children and families at risk to live more effective, healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our Vision

Called, commited, and competent caregivers will provide prevention, intervention, restoration, and empowerment to at-risk children and families through a functioning model and training center in Citra, Florida. From this location, we will partner with select organizations to develop training and support for children’s ministries in the United States and around the world.
Sudden Fear – 2

Dealing with
Uncertainty & Fear


Latest Book

Beyond the Walls

Hope –
The Land of What Might Be

Walls – restricting walls, limiting walls and confining walls of anger, fear, hurt, pain and unforgiveness are a present reality for adults, youth and children in every family and community. From the inevitable questions: How did I get here? Or, Where was God when these horrible things happened to me? Beyond the Walls navigates the journey from family issues issues prior to birth; then considers the impact of trauma and abuse creating huge issues of unforgiveness that become ever-encroaching walls of limitation.

Partner with Us!!
Shining Moments that promote healing and wholeness are made possible by people like you. We invite you to open your heart to partnering with us at the HOFYR by investing the life of a child through our “Dollars for Kids Club.” For as little as $1 per week for Silver; $5 per week for Gold; and, $10 per week for gold you can be a sponsor.
ALSO: you can help with our needs list.
You have our commitment to do our utmost to translate whatever you give into a tangible expression of God’s love for a hurting child.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11