Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Fargo, ND, was awarded a $5,000 grant from the Hector Foundation. Funds donated to the Ranch will purchase a vaccine refrigerator for the Ranch’s Nursing department.
A quarter of the kids admitted to the Ranch are behind on state-required vaccines, putting them at-risk for highly contagious and debilitating illnesses. They may also experience difficulty attending school and participating in extracurricular activities due to state regulations and organizational guidelines. Having a vaccine refrigerator makes it possible for Ranch nurses to administer vaccines, on location, to children in residential treatment.
When kids at the Ranch are up to date on their vaccinations, they have a reduced chance of illness and can attend school and participate in extracurricular activities post-discharge. Being vaccinated protects the kids and others while at the Ranch, but also as they return to their home communities.
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.
The Hector Foundation focuses on bringing people together in the community to work at improving the lives of those in need within the Fargo-Moorhead region. Their mission is to continue the Hector family legacy of giving by helping local nonprofits enhance the lives of ordinary, everyday people in need, including military veterans, youth, the disabled, and others less fortunate in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.