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you can transform a hurting child's life through your monthly support!

Honeycomb Partners is a special group of deeply committed friends who have made their support of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch a monthly blessing. When you join this community of dedicated givers, you’ll provide HEALING and HOPE to a precious child each and every month.

How your monthly gifts will help a Ranch child experience the care and love they've never known before

Broken and hardened by their tough life experiences, Ranch kids need healing in Jesus. And sometimes, so do their parents. Some are simply overwhelmed and have run out of options. Both children and parents need hope.

And you can share that hope. Through Honeycomb Partners, you’ll give a boy or girl at the Ranch the chance to find healing, overcome serious psychological challenges, and succeed in school.

Most important, you’ll give them the chance to meet Jesus and know His love, grace, and forgiveness.

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What's in a name?

Honey has been a big part of the Ranch since our founding. In the early days, we actually had beehives on the Ranch property. The kids helped raise bees and harvest the honey. Now, honey produced by a local farmer is shared with our supporters each year to show our "sweet" gratitude.

Often called “nature’s perfect food,” honey never goes bad. It’s a healthy sweetener, energy booster, and antioxidant used widely to fortify the immune system. Honey also has well-known healing properties, especially for burns and cuts.

The source of this natural goodness is the honeycomb. And that’s why Honeycomb Partners is an ideal name for our most valued supporters. Just like honey from the comb, you’ll heal deep emotional and spiritual wounds, help kids find transformation, and offer them hope in Jesus.

When you join Honeycomb Partners, we’ll say thank you for your faithful support with:

Ranch honey in specially branded bottles

Special reports on how Ranch kids are being transformed through your monthly support

Prayer requests from the kids, so you can add your voice to theirs

lanie's story

Looking for healing and peace

Lanie (not her real name) is 13 years old. She and her twin brother grew up in a home full of fighting, addiction, and sadness. This has contributed to her deep-seated anger, as well as a host of other emotional and learning troubles.

Lanie has battled psychiatric problems since she was 6 and has been hospitalized multiple times throughout her short life. Her rage and physical aggressiveness have resulted in her being kicked out of just about every residential treatment facility in North Dakota.

So many struggles

Though she has an above-average IQ, Lanie struggles in school, mostly because she’s so highly sensitive to loud noises and distracting activity. She also has difficulty coordinating her physical movement — arms, legs, and upper body.

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Why become a Honeycomb Partner?

When you join Honeycomb Parters, your monthly support will provide the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids with best-in-class psychiatric therapy and what we call trauma-informed care. Your investment will become a monthly blessing that truly transforms lives through . . .

Specialized therapy that addresses kids’ unique hurts and helps them heal
Individualized classroom instruction to help boys and girls excel academically, despite past failures
Spiritual life development opportunities that offer children the chance to meet Jesus and know His love, grace, and forgiveness

The Ranch is supported by caring people like you who give sacrificially to help children and their families. We’re serious about earning your trust by using your gifts carefully and conservatively. We’re committed to absolute integrity and transparency in our fundraising.

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.”
— Ron, a former Ranch resident
“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.”
— Grandparents of Jason, a former Ranch resident
“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.”
— Leslie, a former Ranch resident

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Give a hurting child genuine hope

Your regular, faithful giving will help ensure boys and girls find success, happiness, and genuine hope.

Select monthly gift amount:

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch adheres to rigorous accreditation standards that ensure our children receive the highest level of treatment, education, and programming.

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 Partner Ministry of the North American Lutheran Churches (NALC), and a founding member of Lutheran Services in America (LSA).