The Farm Place in LaGrange County, Indiana2022-09-29T17:34:39+00:00

Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.
Matthew 25:40 NRSV

Welcome to The Farm Place

Many children in Indiana have dealt with the pain and confusion of separation from their moms or dads when their parents are incarcerated. The purpose of The Farm Place is to provide a foster care home in a farm setting. Supervised visitation, animal companionship, and other therapeutic methods will provide a safe, nurturing, and restorative place for children in need.

The problem is bigger than you think.

In 2017 there were 29,630 children in Indiana who were removed from their homes because they were impaired or injured by abuse or neglect, and their parents were unable or unwilling to correct the problem. They are called CHINS – Children in Need of Services.

Young girl gets a kiss from a baby goat.

Farm Place News

According to the Indiana Youth Institute, the Indiana Department of Child Services, and the Kids Count Data Center, the breakdown of children affected in our area includes:

LaGrange County
Steuben County
DeKalb County
Noble County

Every day, in one of our four counties, an average of at least one child is removed from his or her home. They are our neighbors, our friends, our family.


The Farm Place began as a dream that arose from a nightmare. Concerned citizens of LaGrange County are seeking to make things better by providing a place of refuge and renewal for affected children.

  • 501(c)(3) Non-profit

  • Faith-based

  • Animal companionship

  • Healing from trauma


The Farm Place is a faith-based initiative whose mission is “To provide a safe, nurturing, and restorative place for children in need through animal companionship and other therapeutic methods.”

To create an atmosphere that allows children to have a facility to be utilized for supervised therapeutic events. These events will include, but not be limited to, the use of animals along with local support organizations.

To create opportunities for positive changes in the lives of hurting children and ensuring every child can safely thrive in order to become a successful adult.




Where We Are Now

We are currently in fundraising mode for the Animal Companionship Center, which is estimated to cost $350,000. We hope to begin construction in spring of 2022. We are more than two-thirds of the way toward our goal but need your help!

$240K toward our goal of $350K

News from The Farm

Keep up with all the doings around The Farm Place!

Ready to Get Involved?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about how you can be a part of The Farm Place, we can help!

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