We Know Idaho - Idaho Youth Ranch

Posted by Mike Brown Group on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 2:14pm.

Kids playing in a field smiling

At The Mike Brown Group, we like to think we’re more than just REALTORS®. While we have over 200 years of collective real estate knowledge, we also live in the communities we serve. From Meridian, to Boise, to Eagle, and all other cities in the area, we know Idaho. As residents of this amazing state, and the Treasure Valley, we believe in contributing to the growth and continued prosperity of the region by donating our time and resources to causes that help foster our community. 

Each month, The Mike Brown Group will be highlighting local organizations who embody the Idaho spirit, making our community a fantastic place to live. We want to help connect those in need while providing information for those who are wanting to get involved with organizations in our area. Our community is an amazing place, but it’s the people that truly make it special through their dedication, charity, and volunteerism.

This month, we’re profiling the Idaho Youth Ranch, an organization that helps the state’s youth that have experienced trauma in their lives. Since 1953, the Idaho Youth Ranch has been serving the needs of kids, helping them cope through traumas they have witnessed or experienced.

Services include:

  • Adoption Program
  • Short-term Residential Care for Youth in Crisis
  • Outpatient Counseling
  • Youth Development and Career Counseling
  • Equine Therapy

The Idaho Youth Ranch employs more than 400 employees across the state, working in a variety of roles and locations. These include: operations, offices, distribution centers, and their thrift stores that help fund their programs and services

The CEO, Scott Curtis, during our conversation, indicated that Youth Ranch equine therapy is a signature service that tends to alleviate a lot of emotional barriers people put up in response to traumatic events or difficult situations. He provided an example of a mother and daughter who weren’t really speaking to one another, but as soon as they entered the arena with the horse, the tone changed, and they started communicating.

The Mike Brown Group is pleased to feature the Idaho Youth Ranch. We invite you to take a look at our discussion with their CEO, and to learn more about the organization and their services. If you’d like to help through financial donations, or volunteering, you can learn more about helping here.

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