Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch will receive $2,100 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Montana District during the 2020-2022 biennium to underwrite the costs of updating the salad bar on our Bismarck Campus. Funds received will be used as part of an overall transformation of the Nutrition Center on our Bismarck campus. The purchased equipment will allow us to offer additional healthy items during meals.
Our children often come from unstable homes, so one of our first goals is to meet their basic needs: food, shelter, safety, etc. Children can’t heal if their needs aren’t being met at this basic level. By having access to a greater variety of healthy food choices, our kids learn good nutrition habits they can take with them when they leave the Ranch.
The nutrition center is used daily by many people including staff, students at Dakota Memorial School (the on-campus school of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch), and children in treatment at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
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.
The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is the official women’s auxiliary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. It is composed of individual women and women’s groups within LCMS congregations. The LWML seeks to develop and maintain a greater mission consciousness among women of the LCMS through education, inspiration, and service.