The Sertoma Club of Minot awarded a $2,000 matching grant to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to purchase furniture for Cornelsen Cottage, which houses the Ranch’s youngest children, boys ages 10-14.
Many children at the Ranch come from harmful and unstable environments. They have lived through high levels of trauma, neglect, and abuse. Healing for these complicated and amazing kids begin with a home-like environment that meets their needs for safety, belonging, and security.
The funds awarded by the Sertoma Club of Minot, along with $3,000 from other Ranch donors, will allow the Ranch to update the living area of Cornelsen Cottage, giving the children a comfortable, home-like environment where they can live, learn, grow, heal, and find hope.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christ-centered residential treatment and education 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 Sertoma Club of Minot has been providing Service to Mankind in Minot since 1959. Each year, they contribute over $40,000 to make the Minot community a better place.