Our mission & vision-
To have a safe haven where kids and families who are broken physically, spiritually, and emotionally find common ground where healing can take place and together they learn how to trust,
love and function again.
A place that rescue's kids and teaches them how to have healthy relationships,
and become productive citizens.
Our long term vision is to have a permanent place with acreage that we, as a ministry, could have a living facility for kids who have nowhere to go. We can feed them physically and spiritually, clothe, and love them until found a permanent home.
To truly be God’s hands and feet to ALL of His Creation.
We are a similar ministry for Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch & Rescue.
Rugged Cross Youth Ranch & Rescue is a non-denominational ,faith-based organization.
The ranch is founded on the same Judeo-Christian values that our nation was built upon.
Faith on the ranch is "lived" not "preached."
Because the Founders and Board of Directors believe in God and the saving grace of His Son Jesus Christ, it is our greatest desire to serve God by the demonstration of our faith through action by our love for Him and the support of families.
It is our highest honor to serve children and families of all backgrounds.
We are a 501(c) 3, Non-Profit organization,
We are a volunteer based organization and would not be here without our faithful supporters who give financially, physically, and with prayer.
We are a ministry that helps abandoned and abused kids, foster kids, and local orphanages. We provide a unique environment, the "ranch experience” allowing the kids to interact with the horses, animals, and our volunteers. As they experience Christ’s love demonstrated to them through their interactions with the animals and volunteers healing can begin to take place and they learn how to trust, love and function again. We strive to be Christ’s hands and feet helping the children to find their affirmation in Christ, have healthy relationships, and become productive citizens.
We support many organizations in Tampa Bay.
On Christmas day we do “A Christmas to Remember” for the children at Everyday Blessings. We go to them and bring the animals with us. We all have a traditional Christmas meal, sing, play, and ride and Santa makes a stop to bring the kids their gifts.
We are also starting a monthly program with various orphanages where we take the ranch to the kids for them to be with the horses and ride. And that will increase our cost. And eventually as our financial support increases, we would like to make our impact on those kids and other facilities weekly.
We are committed to being “HIS HANDS AND HIS FEET” !
Please pray for us, the greatest gift that anyone can give . . . is to simply pray. Prayer costs nothing but a few moments of our time. Prayer is something that everyone can give and it is one of the most powerful things that we can do for each other. The ranch facilities, children, and horses are in constant need of protection, wisdom, and direction. Those who choose to lift us up in prayer are a priceless gift to us, the children and horses we serve.