Lutheran Services in America presented the Front Line Heroes Award to direct care staff, nurses, therapists, occupational therapists, and others who work directly with the children at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch staff have worked tirelessly to keep the residents (children ages 10-18) safe during the pandemic; while continuing to wrap them in the care, love, support and services they need to heal and become their best selves.
The Ranch is a founding member of Lutheran Services in America, one of the largest health and human service networks in the U.S. Guided by God’s call to love and serve our neighbors, LSA empowers faith-based member organizations to life up the nation’s most vulnerable people by serving seniors, children, youth and families, people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants, refugees, and the homeless.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. The Ranch helps the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care. In addition to Residential Treatment Facilities in Fargo, Bismarck, and Minot, the Ranch provides Outpatient Psychiatric and Psychological Services, and Spiritual Life Programs. The Ranch’s on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.