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 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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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 […]


The power of a job on teen mental health

The following opinion column originally appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Indiana’s new high school graduation requirements form a pathway to a diploma through job experiences. They also form a pathway to improved mental health for students. The guidelines bring us full circle to a time when our society placed a lot of importance on […]


Inside INdiana Business Spotlights Ben’s Ranch

  Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick recently turned the spotlight on Ben’s Ranch Foundation in its Business of Health segment.  The statewide television program talked with Founder Brose McVey about increasing rates of depression and suicide among teens and how the organization’s programs complement professional treatments. Learn more about our organization by watching the […]

Commentary: The Outdoors is a Powerful Tool

The following commentary about the benefits of the outdoors from Ben’s Ranch Foundation Founder Brose McVey first appeared in The Statehouse File: One of the most powerful tools we can employ in a much-needed war against mental illness is dirt cheap, easy to access and universally accessible. My friends would say I’m biased. They’re right. I […]

Brose McVey is featured in Inside Indiana Business' Perspectives column.

No Vaccine for Mental Illness

  Ben’s Ranch Founder Brose McVey’s column on the impact of the pandemic on mental health is being featured on Inside INdiana Business in the Perspectives column. By Brose McVey, Founder, Ben’s Ranch Foundation The young people our nation is relying on to take the reins of our future economy are at an alarming crossroads. Research […]