Verendrye Electric Cooperative awarded $1,500 to Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch to replace cottage appliances on our Minot campus.
Children who come to the Ranch have experienced severe emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges and come from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and religions. They work hard each day to overcome various diagnoses and issues related to trauma, abuse, and neglect. Because they have been through so much in their young lives, we strive to create a home-like environment in each of our cottages, which aids in the healing of the boys and girls who come to the Ranch and helps them to feel safe.
The new appliances will help us make the cottages feel like home. Having appliances in the cottages give children the opportunity to practice independent living skills, like cooking and doing laundry, as well as participate in relationship-building activities like group baking and making meals.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children. At the Minot facility, 198 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.
Verendrye Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned company providing electricity to homes, farms, and business in seven counties. The mission of Verendrye Electric Cooperative is to provide quality electric services at a competitive cost to strengthen the area economy and to lead in improving the region’s quality of life through innovation, while operating within cooperative principles.