Special K Ranch has a growing waiting list for hopeful candidates that want to call SKR home. Because of changing needs of residents and rare vacancies, the board and staff of Special K Ranch concluded that it needs to expand by building additional resident homes.
In 2006, the ranch acquired 80 additional acres along its eastern border. The property has been surveyed and a master plan has been created which includes the eventual addition of five more homes and a recreational center. The first of the five new homes was completed in 2019.
The new homes are a larger investment compared to a standard home; however, they serve as two homes in one. With a sectioned-off apartment, neither the residents nor their home advisors will need to be displaced (to relief homes) for weekends in which relief staff are on duty.
The SKR Recreational Center will be an important addition to the property. The center will include vocational advisor offices, basketball court, community center and much more. The pandemic isolated our residents from the community and proved the recreational center was a priority to keep them happy and healthy. The under-sized gym facility used currently also functions as a mechanic shop and storage space; therefore, it isn’t accessible during most of the year. The new facility will be accessible year-round. We are actively fundraising for the construction of the new Recreational Center. Please contact the development office for more information and updates.