$20,000 Challenge Grant will multiply your impact

You can share healing and hope with a hurting child

A Ranch child urgently needs your support to experience the care and love they've never known before.

A broken heart becomes a new heart for God

Randy can trace most of his struggles to parents who were never there for him. His dad was violent and left the family when Randy was young. His mom was in and out of his life too.

He now realizes how much the negative impact of not having loving, trustworthy parents has had on him.

Randy has also fought a long battle with drug use, alcoholism, and angry outbursts. But since coming to the Ranch, he says, “I don’t want alcohol or drugs in my life anymore. I’m glad I quit. It changes my mood. Gives me more anger.”

God at work in young lives

Randy calls the Ranch “a learning experience” and believes our focus on spiritual life had a significant, positive impact. “God has been working in my life,” he says.

“Before I came here, I had a different personality. I pushed people away with lies. But now, I just can’t imagine what it would be like without coming here.”

Randy credits the Ranch with enabling him to gain self-confidence and hold his head up high. “My parents missed out on a lot of my life,” he says. “But now I’m really close to my sister.”

Today, Randy is thankful for his time at the Ranch. He has been inspired to become a pastor and hopes to return to us someday as a spiritual mentor.

He says, “Helping kids out is my dream job.” His advice for each one is: “Don’t give up on your dreams. Try and do more than you think you can do.”

This is the kind of eternity-altering impact you can make in a child’s life through your gift to the Ranch.

You can give a hurting child genuine hope

Right now you can help TWICE as many children rise above their circumstances — whether abuse, neglect, or psychiatric issues — and prepare for a life of independence and accomplishment. Through God’s limitless grace — and your compassion — they can finally start to believe in themselves.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch — people you can trust

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a residential treatment and education center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids through best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care.

The Ranch is supported by caring people like you who give sacrificially to help children and their families. So we’re serious about earning your trust by using your gifts carefully and conservatively. We’re committed to absolute integrity and transparency in our fundraising.

Founded on faith in God

Committed to trauma-informed care

Focused on a tailored school curriculum

You’ll do more good for a heartbroken child than you can ever imagine when you stand with the Ranch through your gift. Your generous gift will be DOUBLED by the Challenge Grant to help TWICE as many Ranch kids experience a fresh start, a second chance, and healing for their aching souls.