St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation (SJCHF) distributed $30,480 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch for CPR training supplies and safety upgrades on its Minot campus. Through the SJCHF’s Twice Blessed program, $20,480 was raised in addition to the SJCHF match grant of $10,000, to underwrite the entire project.
To provide the safest environment and the best possible care for the kids we serve, and to make our community a safer place, all Ranch employees are required to be CPR-certified. CPR Training teaches Ranch staff to recognize emergencies, call for help, assess for breathing, and restore the flow of oxygen to the brain with chest compressions and rescue breaths.
Due to the severity of trauma many Ranch kids have experienced, safety upgrades are important to keep the kids as safe as possible, while still providing a somewhat “normal,” home-like environment. Physical environments are as much a part of client healing as the medical care, education, and treatment they receive. Client safety is a core tenet of Ranch policies and procedures.
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 mission of St. Joseph’s Community Health Foundation is to promote healthy and sustainable communities by providing financial gifts, strengthening relationships, and supporting local initiatives that impact the mental, physical, and spiritual well-being of residents in Northwest-Northcentral North Dakota.