These words pictured above helped motivate Eddie Staub – with no land, little funding, experience or local ties – to establish Eagle Ranch over two decades ago. Because of its extraordinary formation and early growth, the Eagle Ranch Children's Home was called "the miracle on Chestnut Mountain" by CNN television during the initial phases of construction and development.
The first boys' home at Eagle Ranch opened in 1985 and the last two homes were completed in 1997, for a total of six boys’ homes. In the fall of 2001, Eagle Ranch opened two girls’ homes. An on-campus school was started that same year, allowing us to educate both boys and girls in grades five through nine. In the fall of 2009, two more girls' homes opened. Today, our campus can accommodate up to 66 children.
Since its inception, Eagle Ranch has provided a home for nearly a thousand children, and today Eagle Ranch one of the nation’s most progressive therapeutic Christian homes for children in crisis, and the largest children’s home in Northeast Georgia.
In House Resolution 314, the Georgia General Assembly recognized and commended Eddie Staub and Eagle Ranch for providing "...an inestimable service to children and families in crisis in the State of Georgia.." This House Resolution also commends the charitable organization of Eagle Ranch Children's Home by stating "...Eagle Ranch is run almost entirely on private donations and has consistently remained debt-free..."
The inspiring story of the founding of Eagle Ranch is told in the book “On Eagle’s Wings” (Looking Glass Books, 1995), now in its ninth printing.
To order your copy, please call 770-967-8500.