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A No-Cost Mental Health Boost

By: Tina Rhoden-Lewellyn, Executive Director, Ben’s Ranch Foundation You turn on TV news each day and see the evidence of our nation’s declining mental health through stories of school shootings, assaults, and addiction. While professional help is a must for those struggling, there is a free complement to therapy and medications – spending time outside. […]

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Barthuly Joins Ben’s Ranch Foundation Board

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added businessman Ken Barthuly to its Board of Directors. Barthuly is the Vice President & Co-Owner of Barthuly Irrigation, Inc. in Carmel. Barthuly will serve a two-year term. Ben’s Ranch Foundation connects teens struggling with mental health challenges to paid internships on farms, stables and equine therapy facilities. The jobs compliment […]

Restoring Hope

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has been busy spreading the word about the healing power of its internship program. We connect teens struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues with internships on farms and at stables and equine therapy facilities that expose them to nature, animals and work. Founder Brose McVey shared our story recently […]

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Eliminates All Program Fees

Multiple Foundations Have Shown Support Recently, Enabled Program Fee Elimination Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation is eliminating all program fees for participants in the organization’s internship program thanks to the support of generous donors and grants. Ben’s Ranch Foundation creates new options and hope for young people struggling with mental health challenges by arranging paid, […]

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Ben’s Ranch Adds Babcock to Board

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added a new member to its Board of Directors. Westfield’s Debbie Babcock was recently elected to the Indiana nonprofit’s board and will serve a two-year term. Babcock is currently the Director of Information Technology at Lumina Foundation – a private foundation in Indianapolis committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), social […]

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Receives Multiple Grants

Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation has received more than $25,000 in grants from multiple foundations in the area over the last month. The funds will go toward furthering the organization’s mission: to create new options and hope for young people struggling with mental health challenges by connecting them to employment opportunities on farms, ranches, stables, […]

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Statement on Surgeon General Advisory

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has issued an Advisory to highlight the urgent need to address the nation’s youth mental health crisis. Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation operates and supports programs designed to connect teens who have mental health challenges to jobs on farms and in stables and equine therapy facilities to harness the healing power […]

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New Jobs Available for Teens

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Expands Provider Network to Create Immediate Openings   New jobs now available for teens! Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added new providers and now has immediate paid, part-time internship opportunities available at farms, stables and equine therapy facilities for teens struggling with mental health issues. The Central Indiana internships harness the […]