History & Mission
To provide the "Chance of a Lifetime" for boys and their families to experience new direction and restoration.
Offering Christian-based residential care for boys and support services to families to promote conflict resolution, appropriate behavior, goal setting, academic success, and family reunification.
Mentoring — Staff demonstrate and teach responsible behavior and the value of workmanship.
Involvement — Boys participate in activities, programs and assigned tasks designed to promote a sense of accomplishment and build self-esteem.
Responsibility — Boys learn discipline and responsibility through the daily care of animals and farm maintenance.
Accountability — Boys are encouraged and taught to make right choices that lead to appropriate behavior.
Christian — Christian values are integrated in every aspect of the program.
Learning — The on-campus school promotes academic success.
Equip — We provide an environment that promotes success and empowers boys to establish and achieve goals for a lifetime.
Family — Boys and their families participate in interactive programming, counseling, and support services that foster healthy family dynamics.
Achievement — Every aspect of the Miracle Farm program builds on individual strengths and challenges the boys to reach their God-given potential.
Respect — Boys and their families are treated with respect and encouraged to respect themselves and others.
Maturity — Successful Completion of the program leads to mature and responsible behavior.
Miss Lenora Detering of Houston opened Miracle Farm in 1982 as a private, Christian residential child-care facility that provided basic care for boys and girls. Miss Detering had a God-given vision for helping children in a serene, country setting and believed that the rolling hillsides of Brenham provided the perfect spot. Not long after Miss Detering’s death, Texas Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services (TBCHFS) in Round Rock, Texas acquired the property for the purpose of offering a boys’ ranch program.
In 1989, Miracle Farm began its current mission as a nonprofit, residential program dedicated to helping at-risk teenage boys and their families to experience new direction and restoration. Today, Miracle Farm is independently incorporated as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit agency.