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About Roots 'n Reins Capital Campaign

"Joey" (name changed for child security) was covered in bruises and cigarette burns, bounced from foster home to foster home, unable to trust anyone. Until one day, Joey came to the ranch and began to discover the beauty in relationships...equine AND human.


Crossfire Ranch pairs youth who are experiencing emotional challenges with a trained mentor and equine partner to find hope and healing. Crossfire Ranch serves vulnerable and at-risk youths in our community. In 2022, we were privileged to serve 59 youth that have experienced trauma and/or emotional struggles stemming from things like neglect, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, abandonment, and parental loss (just to name a few).

We need your help to purchase property and increase our capacity to change the course of the lives of children in our backyards. Currently, 59 is the maximum number of youngsters that our capacity allows us to serve. The number of those in need is much greater than 59.

Abandoned, rejected, lonely, unloved, afraid…those are just some of the words that Crossfire Kids have used to describe themselves when they first came to the ranch. But then… they meet a horse and a mentor that walks alongside them, sometimes letting them lead the way. As the layers of hurt and fear begin to peel back, they learn trust, respect, communication, how to love, and how to be loved.

We greatly appreciate donations in ANY amount here or for larger amounts you may want to send a check to avoid processing fees. Direct Deposit is also an option, contact Heidi Gossen at 920-740-0010 for details.

Crossfire Ranch
N8540 County Road N
Menasha, WI 54952


Please join the campaign for change and share this link with friends and family. Together, we can be a beacon of hope for our kids and provide them with a chance for a brighter tomorrow.

Our warmest & heartfelt thanks for your consideration and generosity!

The Crossfire Ranch Team