Empowering the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social, educational, residential and vocational opportunities.

Down Home Ranch accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing residency for 42 people with IDD in 6-bed, 4-bed, 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed homes
  • Providing vocational skills training and paid employment, with diverse job opportunities and options both on and off the Ranch
  • Providing a community for people with and without IDD to enjoy companionship, friendships, fun, travel, recreation and an active lifestyle
  • Integrating itself into the surrounding local communities and the larger Austin metropolitan community, while becoming increasingly active on the national stage
  • Seeking to be on the cutting edge in creating an entrepreneurial organization that attracts people interested in disability, horticulture, agriculture, environment, good stewardship and more


A future of growth with a continued and concentrated focus on the people we serve and the programs that provide those services. Expand to 50 residents living on the Ranch and in the local communities. A determination to provide unique and exceptional programs, with greater independence, lessened government dependence, more sustainability, superior stewardship of land, resources and little to no debt

Core Values

  • Respect, compassion and furtherance for those we serve
  • Honesty and integrity without compromise
  • Security and safety in all actions and decisions
  • Stewardship and sustainability of human and material resources
  • Proactive resourcefulness, taking the initiative, and being the solution
  • Preference for a rural community lifestyle

Goals For the future

  • Growing to 50 adults with IDD, providing residency, employment and community
  • Expanding enterprise opportunities for Ranchers
  • Facilitate a healthier lifestyle for Ranchers
  • Restraining expenses, increasing income, cutting energy use and cost, using resources (e.g. water, electricity, vehicles) wisely, building an endowment
  • Achieving a balanced operating budget, with income growing faster than expenses

Annual Report

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