Welcome to the home of Refuge Ranch, a 501c3 non-profit
organization located in central Illinois, just south of the state
capital Springfield.

At Refuge our prayer is that hurting people will find hope,
safety, and unconditional love here.  Children desperately
need a place to run, play, make noise, and simply be kids.  
Adults are longing for a place of rest and reprieve from busy
schedules and chaotic lives.  We simply desire to be a place of
refuge for anyone who needs shelter from the storm.
Take a Look Around
Take the opportunity here to learn more
about our Horsemanship Program, to
see our facilities, to find out what
opportunities exist for you, and to ask

Feel free to
contact us.  We would love
to hear from you!  
Why Refuge Ranch?
Refuge provides many opportunities for
teaching life-lessons to our participants

  • Anger Management
  • Patience
  • Perseverance
  • Hard Work
  • Stewardship

These life skills are a natural by-product when a
participant chooses to invest  in the effort to
maintain a farm and rehabilitate an abused or
neglected animal.  The one on one
relationships between our program participants
and our volunteers provide a very natural
opportunity for mentoring and growth.

What's New?
9350 Cascade Rd. Rochester, IL 62563        217-498-7679       email:  refuge_ranch@yahoo.com
The Lord is our Refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.  Psalm 46:1
We are excited to introduce our Horse
Sponsorship program!  It is our hope
this program will allow our supporters
to stay connected to the Ranch and
understand their tangible involvement
in what is happening here.
Welcome to Refuge!