Psychiatric Residential Treatment

Residential treatment for children with chronic psychiatric and behavioral health issues.

Children needing a high level of care are best cared for at one of our Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) in Minot, Bismarck, or Fargo, ND. These facilities are fully equipped to help children with chronic psychiatric and behavioral health issues. In addition to basic living needs and psychiatric care, children in this program receive medical care, an individualized education through Dakota Memorial School, wellness and recreational services, and robust spiritual life activities.

The Ranch is healing and accomplishing.

former resident

My grandson was at the Ranch when he was 16, and I believe Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch was our family’s last hope. We had tried everything for him and nothing worked. The Ranch opened his eyes, taught him valuable things, and helped save his life.

Grandmother of former resident

Psychiatric Residential Treatment is available for children ages 10-18.

At the Ranch, children have access to resources they can't get anywhere else. Our on-site clinical staff includes therapists, nurses, psychologists, addiction counselors, occupational therapists, and a psychiatrist. We also work with medical providers to offer professional medical care for our children. Our Youth Care Workers, highly trained to provide trauma-informed care, are with the children day and night--accompanying them to on and off-campus appointments, going with them to school, taking them on community outings, playing games with them, and watching over them at night.

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

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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