Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a place of hope and healing unlike any you've known, a place where troubled kids and their families find professional care, compassionate expertise, and new possibilities. It's a place where we look each kid in the eye, walk with them, and help them find their value and true identity in the world and in Christ.
Children, ages 10-18, who come to the Ranch, find a structured and safe environment in which to live, learn, and heal. They also have 24-hour access to highly trained and qualified staff who offer compassion, discipline, direction, and modeling—teaching them the skills they need to lead productive and satisfying lives.
Most children arrive at the Ranch having experienced significant trauma in their lives. We weave trauma-informed care practices into all residential and education programs.
When it comes to making sure your child and family can heal, we have the residential treatment options you’re looking for to fit your unique needs. Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch provides two types of residential treatment for children: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) and Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP or Group Foster Care). Our PRTFs provide the highest level of care for children with psychiatric issues, while our QRTPs provide a less acute level of care for children who need supportive services and a safe place to live. We can get your child and family on track to live the highest quality life.
We know that each child is unique, and because of that, treatment plans are built to fit each child’s unique needs. However, routine and consistency are important for children, so children do have a schedule for their day.
To apply for Residential Placement, complete the Universal Application by clicking on "Start Application" below.
For more information, complete the form on this page, or contact our Director of Admissions.
1227 N. 35th St.
Bismarck, ND 58501