Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chapel to be built on its Bismarck, ND campus. The event was attended by staff, board members, donors, representatives of the architectural and construction companies involved, and members of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC.
The Bismarck Chapel will fill a crucial need in spiritual care, giving the Ranch a dedicated space to continue meeting the spiritual needs of the children it serves—children who are working to overcome the effects of significant childhood trauma.
The Ranch’s Spiritual Life Program is offered to all children in care as residents are invited and encouraged to participate in Chapel, Christian education, and Spiritual Life Groups, as well as meet individually with an on-campus Chaplain or Spiritual Life Specialist.
The Bismarck Chapel Project is a debt-free undertaking. Thanks to many generous Ranch donors, a three-year fundraising campaign was completed in just 13 months.
Northwest Contract will begin working on the project the week of August 28, with an expected completion date of Sept. 2024.
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.