Dakota Medical Foundation awarded $10,000 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to be used to offset expenses and/or losses created by the Coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to a number of procedures we put in place to keep our children and staff safe, we closed our nine thrift stores. The thrift stores typically provide near $1 million each year to support the programs provided by Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. We are making up the difference with the generous support of foundations like Dakota Medical Foundation and individual donors throughout the country.
While our first priority is the safety and security of our residents, we also continue to provide the excellent treatment, therapy, and education our kids need to become their best selves.
The first round of grants was made possible by contributions from Dakota Medical Foundation, Bush Foundation, and numerous individual donors to the DMS/Impact-COVID-19 Critical Services Fund.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children. At the Bismarck facility, fifty-five employees work together to 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. Our on-campus school, Dakota Memorial School (DMS), provides a personalized education for kids who have psychiatric, behavioral, and trauma issues.
Dakota Medical Foundation has been connecting people and their life experiences to opportunities that improve the health of others since 1962. Since its inception, DMS has invested over $100 million to operate health initiatives and fund strategies that strengthen the results of nearly 500 nonprofits in North Dakota and western Minnesota.