The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation awarded $25,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to stabilize the IT network on the Ranch’s Fargo campus. The upgrade will support the increased load on the network created by COVID-related distance education and telehealth.
The Ranch provides a safe and secure home, school, and treatment environment for children ages 12-18. 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.
Thanks to the Tom and Frances Leach Foundation, we are equipped to provide the specialized education and therapy services our children need despite the limitations created by COVID.
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 a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.
The Tom and Frances Leach Foundation is a private foundation which promotes the 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.