Kiwanis Club of Fargo granted $4,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to underwrite the purchase of mattresses, waterproof mattress pads, and bedding for the Al and Johnne Bierdeman Center for Hope and Healing, the Ranch's Fargo residential treatment center.
The Ranch provides a safe and secure home, school, and treatment environment for children ages 12-18. At this location, the Ranch provides the highest level of residential psychiatric treatment available in the United States, outside of an acute hospital setting. The children who come to the Ranch have survived abuse, neglect, and trauma so severe as to create maladaptive coping mechanisms and psychiatric illnesses. Our compassionate, caring, purpose-oriented professionals provide progressive trauma-informed treatment and trauma-sensitive education, helping these amazing children find hope and true healing.
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. 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 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.