Qualified Residential Treatment Programs

Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP or Group Foster Care)

Our QRTP's, located in Fargo and Minot, ND, provide a less acute level of care for children who need a safe place to live and supportive services. In addition to providing for children’s basic needs of food and shelter, the children have access to therapy, recreation therapy, and spiritual life activities. Most of the children living at the Ranch attend Dakota Memorial School, our on-campus school—although a few of our RCCF residents do attend their local high school while living at the Ranch.  

My mom died when I was only five years old and my father couldn’t handle it. I had to take care of my little brother. By age 10, I started doing things like drugs and alcohol. Knowing I was going to leave my home—although it wasn’t a good home—was one of the scariest moments of my life. I quickly realized it was good to have people who cared, who made sure I went to bed on time, got to school, and did my homework. The Ranch saved me from a very scary situation and I will forever be grateful.

Leslie Aune, former resident

The Ranch's Qualified Residential Treatment Programs are perfect for children who are able to succeed in a less structured environment. In many cases, transitional services at the QRTPs provide support for children as they transition home and into the community. In other cases, our independent living program assists residents as they transition to adulthood.

Residential Child Care Facilities

Our Qualified Residential Treatment Programs are located in Minot and Fargo, and each facility (we call them cottages) specializes in treating children with different needs. These needs include autism spectrum disorders, trauma, personality disorders, conduct and legal issues, reactive attachment disorder, mood disorders, substance use issues, sexual responsibility issues, and children in need of social skill instruction.

To apply for Residential Placement, complete the Universal Application by clicking on "Start Application" below.

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Contact Us Today

For more information, complete the contact form or contact our Director of Admissions.


1227 35th St. N.
Bismarck, ND 58501
Phone: 1-701-221-5304 
Fax: 701-551-6838