Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch received a $15,000 grant from The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) to enhance the Ranch’s evidence-based trauma-informed care approaches to treatment.
Through this grant, the Ranch can provide additional tools for treatment professionals to use with children who have faced significant trauma.
Most of the children who come to the Ranch have undergone significant trauma, which impacts their ability to succeed at home, at school, and in the community. With additional trauma-informed care tools and strategies, these youth, and their families, will be better able to achieve their treatment goals, helping them to become healthy, contributing members to our communities.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational 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.