Rancho del Rey, Monterrey, Mexico
El Rancho del Rey is a Christian group home for at-risk boys from the poor neighborhoods in and around Monterrey, Mexico. It was founded 56 years ago by Hank and Anne Moller from Pennsylvania, a married couple with three young children, who traveled to Mexico with a deep desire to provide love to the unloved. Anne passed away in 2010, and her presence is sorely missed, but Hank is still very active at 92 years of age: he answers mail, bandages the endless supply of scraped knees, cares for the campus pets, and entertains guests with his quick Bronx wit.
The work, purpose, dedication, and spirit of the Mollers has now been passed on to their son, Dan, who is the current Executive Director of El Rancho del Rey. Where the Mollers began by taking in the completely abandoned children of the streets, they now also receive children referred to them by the State, and by family members who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to provide the care and love these boys desperately need.
You can read more of the history of El Rancho here.