Remington Deaf Ranch
A Rehabilitation Ranch For Deaf Youth
Getting them on the right track
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How Remington Deaf Ranch started:
Pastor Mike Remington and his wife have ministered to the deaf in Phoenix, Arizona for 12 years. During that time, they worked with many deaf who had drug, alcohol, and rebellion problems in their lives.
While trying to find rehabilitation programs for these deaf folks. They learned that there are few rehabilitation programs that have interpreters for the deaf. Those that were able to provide an interpreter, didn't have full time interpreters. Many deaf who have been in these programs report they often were lonely, and didn't understand the classes and workshops. These deaf often went back to their world of troubles after leaving the programs.
In 2000, Remington's started home schooling a couple of troubled teens at their home in New River, Arizona. It was discovered that one of the teens was doing drugs when at home on the weekends, and they realized they would have to have a 24 hour, 7 days a week program. When others learned the Remington's were doing, they expressed that the need for such a program was great. The Lord touched the Remington's hearts to help more troubled deaf teens. However the Remington's ranch in New River was too small for more youth....
Now the Lord has placed in their hearts to expand and relocate the ranch.
PLEASE PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL HELP THE REMINGTON'S TO FIND THE SUPPORT AND NEW LOCATION NEEDED.
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Remington Deaf Ranch
48411 North Thirty First Avenue
New River, AZ
18444 North Forty Second Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032-1405
Phone: 602-992-5850 VOICE/TTY
How the Ranch works:
Deaf youths on drugs or alcohol are required to stay at the Ranch for a full year to detoxify their systems. Each will receive counseling related to their problem. The ranch provides home schooling, and hands on work experiences for each youth during the year. Once they have finished their year, they are evaluated to determine if the program requirements are satisfied. If they pass they are free to go home as long as they have a mentor or church to check on them for the next year.
Youths with rebellion problems will stay for the length of time it takes to help them if less than one year.
The goal of the ranch is to break their addictions and help them see a better way of life in Jesus Christ. This is done by separating them from the source of their addictions long enough for them to detoxify and learn there is a better way to live and that life's problems are not answered by rebellion, but by learning how to face the problems and deal with them.
They will be given responsibilities on the ranch to learn how to work under others, and eventually to supervise over others as they pass each of 4 stages.
Feel free to ask more questions by contact us.
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