​​Image of Hope Ranch

​Image of Hope Ranch (IHR) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is a Christ-centered ministry offering a sanctuary for individuals and families struggling with emotional challenges. Here, they can experience Christ's love and find a path towards healing and hope. IHR also provides individuals with physical or intellectual disabilities the chance to connect with nature and animals.
Established in 2016 by Randy and Alisha Shank along with their daughter Alex, IHR's roots trace back to their journey from a small Ohio town to Gulfport, MS in 2005, where they aided in Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. While there, the family went through a period of emotional struggle of their own. During that time, they had a family surround them with support and Christ's love, which helped them move toward healing. In 2011, Randy and Alisha moved their family to Indiana and dreamed of giving back by supporting individuals who were struggling emotionally. Through prayer their dream evolved into Image of Hope Ranch—a testament to faith, love, and a commitment to serving others.