Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $2,000 from Capital Electric Cooperative to support safety upgrades on its Bismarck campus. Specifically, funds will be used to update the fire alarm system.
Children at the Ranch often come from unstable, even harmful environments, so one of the first priorities is to meet their basic needs for safety, security, and belonging. Children cannot heal if their needs are not met at this basic level. The safety of clients and staff is a top priority at the Ranch. Physical environments are as much a part of client healing as the medical care, education, and treatment they receive.
The grant from Capital Electric will help create a safer living environment for the at-risk children served by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch as they heal from the effects of trauma.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children. Our dedicated employees 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. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
Capital Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Bismarck, North Dakota, has been serving electricity to its consumer-owners in Burleigh and southern Sheridan counties since 1948. They take pride in being progressive yet friendly, service-oriented yet energy conscious.