Individual Family Homes

Light of Mine Ranch is great opportunity to support foster families in a centralized environment. Potential foster parents are often hesitant or never even get started because they do not have the resources to support multiple children. Some of the resources and problems include:

  • Not having the right kind of vehicles

  • Not having enough bedrooms

  • Not knowing how to access WIC and childcare resources

  • Not having enough time to devote to appointments and "catch up" 

  • Not budgeting the foster care stipend properly

  • Thinking they have to bear the burdens alone

  • Not being able to afford activities, music lessons, sports, hobbies, extracurriculars, etc.

  • Not feeling prepared to parent special cases

  • Not feeling educated enough about Native American culture

  • Feeling overwhelmed by large sibling groups

The SD Department of Social Services' main focus is safety and security. We know that foster children need that and so much more. 

  • Vehicles to support 6 or more passengers

  • Homes with 4 to 5 bedrooms

  • Education on WIC and childcare

  • Full time house parents devoted to fulfilling the children's appointments

  • Oversight on individual house budgets, ensuring good stewardship

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of ones youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"- Psalm 127:3-5

Cultural Awareness

"For God so loved the world..." - John 3:16

Our goal at Light of Mine Ranch is to offer opportunities for children to stay connected to their culture and traditional ways of life. We plan to offer a variety of educational opportunities.

Dancing

Storytelling

Language

Art

Cooking

And Much More

Ranching

Small Animals

We will have the ability to raise small animals. whether it is sickens, rabbits, goats, etc, Kids at Light of Mine Ranch will learn so much. 

Eggs/Honey

Though a small market, products that directly contribute to the support of Light of Mine Ranch will give the buyer assurance that they are impacting a world changing cause.

  • Support for families and base location for the Black Hill Foster Parent Association

  • Opportunities for children to play sports, get music lessons, learn skills, go on trips, go to camps, ride horses, go skiing, ride dirt bikes.  

  • Education for foster parents on disciple and parenting

  • A centralized location for cultural awareness

  • Support for large sibling groups

Off Road Trails

These trails will be specifically for kids. It will give children a place to ride and practice without fear or traffic from more experienced adult riders. 

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