The Alex Stern Family Foundation granted $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite a portion of the purchase of a recycle baling system.
All proceeds from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Stores support the residential psychiatric and educational services the Ranch provides to children at three residential treatment facilities across the state. This innovative project will increase our capacity to recycle unsalable donated clothing, keep more consumer waste out of landfills, and increase the recycling income to provide wraparound services for kids at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
The costs of psychiatric treatment not covered by Medicaid or private insurance companies are underwritten by the thrift stores, as are the specialized education services not covered by state education dollars. Thanks to ongoing thrift store income, the Ranch can continue to provide the intensive wraparound programming necessary to provide hope and healing for our troubled, complicated, and amazing kids.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The Alex Stern Family Foundation, founded in 1977, supports the arts, social welfare/human services, education, youth recreation, civic projects, and health issues for the benefit of the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.