The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation awarded $5,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to complete safety upgrades at Dakota Memorial School in Bismarck and Minot. The funds will be used to create a safer educational environment for the at-risk children served by the Ranch.
Dakota Memorial School, the Ranch’s on-campus school, provides individualized educational programming for children receiving residential treatment at the Ranch and Day Students who live at home but need a specialized education focused on meeting their unique social, behavioral, and mental health needs. For kids at the Ranch, healing and learning cannot happen unless their basic needs are met, including feeling safe and secure in their environment, so meeting those needs is a top priority.
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.
The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation is a private foundation that promotes public welfare with private resources in accordance with the goals and purposes established by Tom and Frances Leach. The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, Inc. is committed to sustaining vibrant, healthy communities where all people have the opportunities and means to achieve their dreams and make a positive difference in the world. Through their grants, they support effective organizations that are creating significant, lasting, and transformational change.