Hope Remains Programs at a Glance

Equine Psychotherapy

Equine Psychotherapy

With safety in mind, your children will learn to ride horses with the greatest of ease under the careful guidance of our skilled instructors.

Second Chance

Second Chance

Hope Remains provides hope and a second chance for hurting and troubled, At-Risk children and youth ages 5-17.

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.


Learn Horse Skills

Horse Traininghorsetraining
Basic horsemanship skills (riding, grooming, feeding and overall care of a horse)  Read More

For Your Youth

Life Skills Training, Anger ManagementClasses, Basic Horse Skills...Read More

Hope Remains Newsletter

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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.


Please contact Melanie Watt at (864) 921-2352 for additional details

or information about the organization

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

melanie_smMelanie 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
Certification in Family Solutions
Certified Biblical Counselor
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Pam Benedict

Pam Benedict

Pam is our Director of Operations. Her background includes:

BS Business Administration
Duke Energy - Business Relations Manager
Various Certifications in Quality Control, Safety, Management

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Lynn Cromer

Lynn Cromer

Lynn Cromer is Coordinator of Biblical Curriculum.  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


Brenda Kimmons

Brenda Kimmons

Brenda Kimmons is our Ministry Nurse:

Nurse Trainer
Education: RN,BSN,FNPRead More

Upcoming Events

7th Annual Golf Benefit
Thursday, May 1st 9AM
Registration Form 

Saturday, October 4th

Fundraising Banquet

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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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