Verendrye Electric Cooperative awarded $2,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Minot, to purchase recliners for one of the children’s cottages.
Children who come to the Ranch have experienced severe emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and religions. They work hard each day to overcome various diagnoses and issues related to trauma, abuse, and neglect. Because they have been through so much in their young lives, we strive to create a home-like environment in each of our cottages, which aids in the healing of the boys and girls who come to the Ranch and helps them to feel safe.
Eight to 10 of the most troubled, complicated, and amazing children live in each Minot cottage at any one time. Recliners bring normalcy and a home-like feeling to the cottage. The children will use them to relax, read, watch television or movies, and play video games.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian 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.
Verendrye Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned company providing electricity to homes, farms, and business in seven counties. The mission of Verendrye Electric Cooperative is to provide quality electric services at a competitive cost to strengthen the area economy and to lead in improving the region’s quality of life through innovation, while operating within cooperative principles.
For more information contact:
Tammy Noteboom, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch, Fargo, 701-551-6807