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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Partners with New Host Facilities

Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of three new host facilities for its teen internship program. Ben’s Ranch connects teens who have been diagnosed with mental health conditions such as depression or anxiety to paid internships with farms, stables and equine therapy facilities. The combination of animals, nature, and hard work have been shown to help give the teens purpose and relief. Ben’s Ranch welcomes new host facilities: Southport Equestrian

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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. The outdoors and mental health have a very powerful connection – one we need to encourage our young people to

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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 medical therapies by helping give teens purpose and exposure to the healing powers of animals and nature. Barthuly has worked

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation’s Response to Texas Tragedy

By: Tina Rhoden-Lewellyn, Executive Director, Ben’s Ranch Foundation The Texas school shooting in Uvalde shook our nation to the core and left many of us struggling.  Unfortunately, the unknowns and whys seem to outweigh the solutions, but preventive measures do exist.  Coming together as a community, paying attention to those who are struggling, reaching out to them, standing in the gaps and youth development all make a difference.  Young people connected to their communities, who

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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 an effort to ensure that all riders were safe. Motorcyclists will make stops along the charity ride

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