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New Date – Poker Run to Raise Funds for Teens with Mental Health Issues

Registrations are still being accepted for the inaugural Ride to Reconcile Poker Run that will benefit Ben’s Ranch Foundation and the teens with mental health challenges that the nonprofit organization serves.  The Poker Run kicks off at noon on Saturday, June 11. The event was rescheduled from May 21 due to the threat of inclement weather and in

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New Executive Director

Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc. (BRF), a 501c3 charitable organization based in Carmel, is excited to announce its first, full-time Executive Director. Fairland resident Tina Rhoden-Lewellyn brings more than 30 years of experience serving Central Indiana’s most vulnerable young people. Most recently, she served as Program Manager for Community Health Network, where she was responsible for overseeing staff and

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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 on the Restoring Hope with

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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, part-time employment opportunities

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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 justice and making

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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, and therapeutic riding

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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 of animals, the

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Ben’s Ranch Launches Executive Director Search

Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation is launching a search for its first full-time executive director. Organization founder Brose McVey has been serving as a part-time executive director and board chairman since the organization was founded in 2017. “The plan was always to bring in a paid, professional executive once we realized some level of success and reaching our

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D’Amico, Swartz Join Ben’s Ranch Foundation Board

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added Dr. Carol D’Amico, PhD and Matthew Swartz to its Board of Directors. Ben’s Ranch Foundation connects teens struggling with mental health challenges to paid internships on farms, stables and equine therapy facilities. The jobs compliment medical therapies by helping give teens purpose and exposure to the healing powers of animals and nature. Dr.

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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 healing power of

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