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How to Access Treatment for a Child at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch


Contact our admissions team at 701-221-5304 to learn more about our residential treatment program and if it's the right fit for your child.


If we determine the Ranch may be a good fit for your child, we will ask you to complete and submit the Universal Application.


Wait for our call to update you on the progress of your application. If we have everything we need, we can make a decision in 7-14 days.


NOTE: If you are interested in your child attending Dakota Memorial School as a Day Student, learn more here. The Day Program has a separate application process that doesn't require you to complete the Universal Application.

A fully completed Universal Application will assist us in evaluating your child’s treatment needs, allowing us to move through the admissions process faster. Documents generally requested include the following (some do not apply to all referrals):

  • School documents (Individual Education Plan (IEP), 504, grades, and current classes)
  • Reports from previous placements (hospitalizations, treatment facilities, etc.)
  • Inpatient and outpatient services
  • Progress (not from previous providers)
  • Psychological testing
  • Medical information
  • Court orders

Please note: We may ask for additional information to help us make the best treatment decision for your child.

For more information, you may also complete the form below:

To apply for Residential Placement, complete the Universal Application by clicking on "Start Application" below.

Start Application


Contact Us Today

Contact Admissions with questions, or complete the Universal Application and return to:


1227 35th St. N.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 701-221-5304 
Fax: 701-551-6838

To obtain your medical records, please complete the Release of Information form and return to us at, or via fax, 701-551-6832.