Image of Hope Ranch

Our Foster Family Program at Image of Hope Ranch is all about partnering with organizations like New Mercies Ministry. We offer a variety of activities like a 3D Archery Course, Fishing, Kayaking, grooming a horse, time with our Barnyard Friends and a wonderful learning experience at the Nature Discovery Center. There are many benefits from participating in these activities for both the foster parents and the foster children. Building stronger relationships, enhancing social skills, reducing stress, and creating positive experiences. This program provides a place where families can spend time together outdoors. Foster parenting can be a challenging and stressful experience. Engaging in fun activities can provide a break from the demands of parenting and help reduce stress levels. For many foster children, their lives can be very unpredictable and unstable. By participating in fun and positive activities, they can create new, positive experiences that can help them heal and move forward.

The Foster Family Program is available June, July and August. Foster Coaches go through a training process and can then lead the families through each activity.   Although it costs nothing to participate in this program, we do ask that families "give back" by doing a small chore at the Ranch.

Because we want this experience to be a time where family connection takes place, we require families to sign up for time at the Ranch. A sign-up calendar will be available soon here on this page. A Release Form needs to be completed for your visit and can be found by clicking the Application/Release Button below.  You may email the forms to us at or bring them with you at your visit.