A place of healing and hope
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a place where troubled kids and their families can find best-in-class psychiatric care, compassion, and new possibilities. But more than that, the Ranch is a place where we look each kid in the eye, walk alongside them, and help them find their value and true identity in the world and in Christ.
Share healing and hope with a hurting child
Your gift will help ensure the Ranch is always a place where miracles happen — where any child, despite their circumstances, can experience a fresh start, a second chance, genuine success.
What our kids and their families say about the Ranch
“While I was at the Ranch, I experienced incredible transformation in a variety of ways. The Ranch is the place I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. Twenty-five years later, God has continued to bless me. My life completely changed when I met Jesus at the Ranch. Now the lives of my entire family are being impacted for the sake of the Gospel.”
“We saw a huge change in Jason. He learned that he has the potential to be someone. The Ranch was always doing things he wanted to do. Taking him places. Letting him try things. He had friends there. He never had friends before. The people at the Ranch cared. He learned that there is a better life out there.”
“At first, I resisted the spiritual emphasis of the Ranch. I didn’t have an open mind, because so many bad things had happened to me. It took me a long time to understand why God would give me this kind of life. But now I know He did it for my benefit — and to show people what He has done in my life. I will be forever grateful.”
Give a hurting child genuine hope
The Ranch is supported by caring people who give sacrificially to help children and their families. Your gift will help a child find healing, new confidence, and hope for the future.
Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch adheres to rigorous accreditation standards that ensure our students receive the highest level of education. We’re recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and licensed by the state of North Dakota. Our on-site school, Dakota Memorial School, is accredited by AdvancED.
The Ranch is also a recognized Service Organization of the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS), an affiliated Social Ministry Organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a Mission Partner of the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC), a founding member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA), and a Partner Ministry of the North American Lutheran Churches (NALC).