About El Ranchito De Los Ninos
El Ranchito de los Niños, an alternative to foster care, is a safe, loving home where children grow in a supportive, family farm setting. Children ages 0 to 18 are considered for admission to the home. El Ranchito's mission is to keep brothers and sisters together, and to give siblings a stable and loving home in which they can grow into adulthood together.
Children need a permanent stable home where they are loved unconditionally. While we all recognize that a home with two loving parents is the goal, the reality often falls short. The ultimate goal is to offer as many children as possible a home of their own in which to grow, creating a childhood filled with stability and love.
Mission: El Ranchito de los Niños is a public charity, not-for-profit organization that provides children (focusing on sibling groups) with a permanent/long-term, non-denominational home in a rural family farm setting as an alternative to foster care.
Location: P. O. Box 2400, Los Lunas, New Mexico 87031 (Tomé area)
Contact Information: Telephone: (505) 565-4470 Fax: (505) 866-9527
Hours: Children's Home: 24 hours, Administrative Hours: 9-5, M-F.
Capacity & Clients Served: Licensed for 16 children ages 0-18. Non-discriminatory among ethnicity, religion or disability.
Services: Long-term or permanent housing. All medical, educational, and physical needs are met.
IRS Tax Status: 501(c)(3), Not for profit Federal Tax ID #: 85-0471183
Funding Sources: 100% of the home's funding is from private sources including individuals, businesses, corporations, in-kind gifts, corporate and private foundation grant funding sources. We do not receive any state or federal funding.
Licensed by: State of New Mexico Children Youth & Families Department
Certified by: New Mexico Christian Child Care Association. Standards and guidelines for both are adhered to and monitored annually.
The home is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who approve policy and procedure, oversee the financial aspects of the home, and participates in development and fundraising efforts.