Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch was the recipient of a $1,000 grant from Walmart—Minot. The funds will be used to create a safer living environment for children at the Ranch as they heal from trauma.
The Minot campus of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch serves children ages 10-18 who have experienced severe trauma, psychiatric issues, and/or developmental challenges. 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 services 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. They help the most troubled, complicated and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where they 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. Their on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral and trauma issues.
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