About Us

Welcome to VTR!

As you navigate our website, I hope you learn more about the qualities that make our organization an outstanding nonprofit provider to children, youth, young adults, and families in Fresno and Madera County, and throughout the state of California.

We provide services that “Build a Foundation for Life.”

The VTR Foster Family Agency (FFA), Adoption Agency, Residential Therapeutic Program (STRTP) at the Ranch, and the Transitional Living Home, each provide HOPE to children, youth, and families through life-changing relationships and experiences. Young adult men living in our transitional living home, at-risk teenage youth at our Residential Treatment homes on the ranch, or abused or neglected children in the foster care system placed in loving homes, are given every opportunity to build a foundation for life through VTR’s supportive services and personalized care.

We have services that reach throughout the state of California.

Our Foster Family Agency and Residential Therapeutic Program serves over seven counties in California.  Children and youth placed with us are dependents of Social Services or delinquent juveniles placed by Juvenile court order.

Through VTR’s highly trained staff and mental health professionals, supportive services and therapeutic care, trauma-informed practices, intervention, advocacy, and personalized care are provided to children, male youth, and families.

We make a positive difference in people’s lives.

We have earned trust and respect throughout our 33-year history for one simple reason—we have a wonderful staff.  They are experts in their fields and many of them have been with us for over 20 years! Mental health Counselors, social workers, administrative professionals, and highly trained staff work hard to help each life they touch, thrive and succeed.

We have foundational pillars that support our programs and upholds our values.

We are an organization deeply rooted in a faith foundation that guides our work with our clients, community, and with each other.  Our goals are to provide hope, commitment to service, healthy relationships, integrity, and excellence in our actions and interactions.  We do not affiliate with a specific denomination or religious organization. We do not proselytize, but provide opportunities for prayer, and religious services. We believe prayer transforms lives.

I hope this gives you a few reasons to get to know VTR better.  Whether you are a potential donor, a community partner, a future employee, or an old friend, we look forward to how we can work, or continue to work together.

A little about Andrea Evans, CEO

Andrea began her career with VTR in 2003 with a BS in Criminology. Her goal was to work at VTR and pursue a career in law enforcement.  However, after working as a Child Care Worker, Andrea fell in love with the Ranch.  The motto at the time was building young lives and Andrea knew then that VTR is where she wanted to stay.  Working with the youth at the ranch ignited her heart and her passion and over the years, she advanced her career at VTR. She became a social worker, Ranch Program Coordinator, Assistant Director of Operations, and now Chief Executive Officer. Former CEO, Connie Clendenon, and VTR Board of Directors appointed Andrea as CEO of VTR.  Andrea is married to Joseph Evans and has two daughters.

History of Care


Connie Clendenan, MSW, was the CEO for Valley Teen Ranch (Now VTR) for over thirty years. From 1988 until 2018 Connie cared for many vulnerable children, youth, young adults, and their families through building successful programs and professional staff.  VTR maintains the Residential Therapeutic Program, Foster Family Agency, Adoption Agency, and Transitional Living Home that Connie instituted.  Her dedication to Valley Teen Ranch, her faith, and her great ability to spread joy, will always remain as part of her legacy.