The Kiwanis Club of Fargo granted $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase noise-canceling headphones for the Occupational Therapy program.
Many kids at the Ranch come from backgrounds of severe trauma, abuse, and neglect which have often resulted in sensory sensitivities to light, sounds, food, smells, and tactile objects. Part of the Ranch’s holistic care is identifying those needs and helping kids develop positive coping skills to manage them.
Noise-canceling headphones will help children with sensitivities to sound, but in school and in their living environments, when they are feeling overstimulated. The use of noise-canceling headphones will allow children to regulate their sensory inputs, helping them maintain better focus in the classroom or while doing homework, and regulate their bodies and emotions.
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 individualized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
The Kiwanis Club of Fargo is a forward-thinking, service-driven organization. The Kiwanis Club of Fargo is part of Kiwanis International, a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Members of the Kiwanis family stage nearly 150,000 service projects, complete 6 million hours of service, and raise nearly $100 million each year for community projects.