The Minnesota Power Foundation granted $2,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch for safety upgrades on its Bismarck campus. Specifically, funds will be used to update the fire alarm system.
Children who come to the Ranch have severe emotional, mental health, behavioral, and developmental challenges. They work hard, with professional guidance, to overcome issues like conduct disorder, autism spectrum disorder, personality disorder, depression, anxiety, chemical dependency; and challenges related to trauma, abuse, and neglect.
The grant funds awarded by Minnesota Power will create a safer living environment for children served by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch as they heal from the trauma they have experienced. Healing cannot happen unless kids' basic needs are met, including the need for safety and security.
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.
Minnesota Power has a long history of supporting organizations that focus on improving the health and vitality of communities in their service areas.