Hope Remains Programs at a Glance

Equine Psychotherapy

Equine Psychotherapy

Why horses? Any equestrian knows the impacting influence horses have on humans. Throughout the years, from early European history, it's been proven time and time again that people easily develop relationships with these 1,000 lb+ animals. Horses naturally affect people in po... Read More

Second Chance

Second Chance

Hope Remains provides hope and a second chance for youth and their families. Read More

Basic Horse Skills

Basic Horse Skills

The self confidence is only one of the valuable life skills learned through our programs. Your youth will learn basic horse skills including proper riding, feeding, and care for the horses at Hope Remains Youth Ranch along with other basic farm chores. Read More


Learn Horse Skills

Horse Trainingrsz 1img 7161-2      Basic horsemanship skills (riding, grooming, feeding and overall care of a horse)  Read More

For Your Youth

Programsrsz img 1598 - copy     Life Skills Training, Anger ManagementClasses, Basic Horse Skills...Read More

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We Need Your Donations

In order to keep Hope Remains Youth Ranch operating smoothly, we rely on your donations. We thank you in advance for touching the lives of children in need with your generosity.

We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization,
Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Call (864) 921-2352 or (864) 249-3532 for additional details

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Did you Know?

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause...
• Alcohol kills 5 times more teenagers...
• Before reaching adulthood, 20%...

Hope Remains Goals

The primary goals of Hope Remains Youth Ranch are to re-educate our youth, to instill good moral values, to provide guidance, and to help our young people structure a life worth living....Read More

Melanie Watt

Melanie Watt

rsz melweb Melanie Watt
is our Founder and Executive Director. Her many tallents and skills include:

 Missions Corps Missionary - North American Mission Board

 South Carolina Certified Teacher: Special Education and Physical Education Teacher

 BS – Education    /    M Ed - Education

 Certification in Equine Assisted Therapy, Family Solutions and Biblical Counseling


Pam Benedict

Pam Benedict

rsz pamprofile Pam Benedict is our Director of Operations & Development. Her background includes:

 BS Business Administration, University of SC
 Duke Energy - Business Relations Manager
 Various Certifications in Indoor/Outdoor Lighting,
Energy Management, Marketing & Account Management



Lynn Cromer

Lynn Cromer

rsz lynnedit Lynn Cromer is the Parent Coordinator. Her background includes:

 BA Degree in Special Education (certifications in EMD)
 Masters +30 hours in Education (certifications in LD)
 RFACD: Certification in Ropes Facilitating and Career Development
 Certification in Equine Assisted Therapy
 Certification in Family Solutions
 Certified Biblical Counselor


Upcoming Events

Support Spartanburg County

Online giving day! May 5th from 8amto 8pm.

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Eighth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

Thursday, May 7th @ 1:00 pm
Village Green Golf Club

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Kim Meeder, Author & Speaker is coming to Spartanburg!!  

Thursday, October 29th @ 6:30 pm


Contact us today about being a host or sponsor of this upcoming event!




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"We are a Community Impact Partner"

Mary Black Foundation

WWW.THEHOPELINE.COM offers 24 hour counseling opportunities 365 days a year. You may chat, experience a Virtual Coach, or talk to a live Hope Coach. Or, you may choose to select one of their many ministry partners such as Focus on the Family. Click to Read More..


Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, ” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Proverbs 13:12

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.”

Psalm 82:3-4

"Their lives from crime to Christ and their sorrows into joy.We are called to defend the poor and the orphans; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute; rescue the poor and helpless; and deliver them from the grasp of evil.”

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