Ranch built with a golden heart

Former Sunny Skies Camp retooled as special-needs venue


CHIPPING IN—Above, Rose van Wier Hein and her team of volunteers take a break while working at the ranch. Left, a coat of fresh paint helps.
On a quest to secure a safe and thriving future for her disabled son, Rose van Wier Hein is watching her dream come to life. She’s founded a residential community for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains.
Once improvements at the site are completed, Golden Heart Ranch will be a place ...

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