Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $15,000 in matching funds from the Rupert Dunklau Foundation to support the Spiritual Life Program on our campuses in Minot, Bismarck, and Fargo, ND.
One major way we help our clients find success and healing is through our Spiritual Life Program. Many of the children who come to the Ranch have not attended church or have had the Church misrepresented in harmful ways to them in the past. At the Ranch, children begin to see the person of Jesus and the Christian faith differently.
The Spiritual Life Program is offered to all children who enter our care and is the heart of our services. The Christian values children learn at the Ranch aid in their healing, provide a foundation of hope, and help them to be successful in their treatment. Children at the Ranch attend Chapel and Spiritual Life Groups and meet individually with an on-campus member of our Spiritual Life Team. They are also invited to minister to others by working with the elderly, attending Bible camp, volunteering for the community during special events, and more.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian 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.
The Rupert Dunklau Foundation was established in 1968 to provide Rupert and Ruth Dunklau a systematic of gifting to God’s people a portion of the blessings God had given them. The Foundation exists to glorify God and serve His gracious will, by providing financial resources for the varied ministries related to the Lutheran tradition, especially the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, educational entities of the Lutheran Church, and appropriate projects that promote the welfare of mankind.