The FM Area Foundation granted $3,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to support the Wellness Program on its Fargo campus. Funds will be used to purchase items and accessories such as helmets, rollerblades, bikes, longboards, skateboards, and more.
Wellness and health are important to the healing of children at the Ranch. Most of them come to the Ranch having experienced serious trauma, and many have been abused or neglected. Many have not learned positive health and wellness habits at home. The Ranch provides wellness activities as a part of their treatment, introducing them to healthy living habits, so they can benefit now, and take those good habits with them when they return home.
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 FM Area Foundation is a nonprofit, community foundation that encourages and nourishes the giving spirit in the community. The FM Area Foundation helps people give back to the causes they care about and ensures the needs of the community are addressed now and in perpetuity. The mission of the FM Area Foundation is to work to make a better community by promoting philanthropy, building partnerships, and serving as a trusted resource.