Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received $15,000 from Sanford Health towards the cost of health and wellness programs and classes at Dakota Memorial School. Health and wellness are important to the healing of children at DMS, and this donation will help fund programs that teach the children lifelong healthy habits.
Dakota Memorial School incorporates physical and emotional health into daily learning to bolster the children’s learning experience. DMS is the place where many children will learn positive health and wellness habits. Classes offered during the school day include physical and health education (Lifelong Wellness Class), independent living, consumer sciences, family and self, applied topics, and life skills courses.
Sanford Health is a health care system based out of the Dakotas with a commitment to making a positive impact on health and healing. They build up the communities they interact with by being the largest employer in the Dakotas, and by supporting the communities they are in. Sanford’s values are courage, passion, resolve, advancement, and family. They seek to impact the world through their dedication to research and other initiatives.
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.