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Idaho Youth Ranch


Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-profit 501(c)(3) agency that offers emergency shelter, residential care, youth and family therapy, job readiness training, adoption services, and more for kids and their families. Idaho Youth Ranch operates a network of thrift stores that help fund youth programs and services. Idaho Youth Ranch provides jobs for more than 400 Idahoans in communities across the state who staff program operations, thrift stores, offices, and distribution centers.

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Idaho Youth Ranch has provided healing and hope since 1953 to kids and families throughout Idaho. What started a small working ranch for “wayward boys” has blossomed into a statewide network of services to help young people and their families overcome loss, trauma, and adversity. From therapy to adoption services, the Treasure Valley’s only shelter for homeless youth to workforce development—Idaho Youth Ranch as a full spectrum of services to meet each individual youth where they are and create the treatment plan to help them overcome their challenges.

In 2023, Idaho Youth Ranch opened the Residential Center for Healing & Resilience—Idaho’s only psychiatric residential treatment facility for youth 11-17. For decades, our most vulnerable kids—those in need of long-term care—have been sent out of state, ripping them away from their families and support systems because the help they needed to heal was unavailable in Idaho. Now, this state-of-the-art, 64-bed facility is leading the nation in trauma-informed care with round-the-clock support, year-round school, on-site dining, and individual bedrooms on 258 beautiful acres.

But we can’t do this work without caring, compassionate people who believe in making our community a safer place for young people who believe that no child should be defined by the worst things that have ever happened to them.

These are great kids who have carried burdens too heavy for young shoulders. When you give, you are helping these amazing young people find their potential and build their resilience by easing the pain caused by adversity.

With their boundless compassion, big-hearted Idahoans like the Mike Brown Group make it possible to provide accessible programs and services that nurture hope, healing, and resilience.


If you or someone you know needs help, Idaho Youth Ranch is here. They have the flexibility and resources to get help in the way (or the right combination of ways) that works for you, because every situation is different, and so is every kid.

Don’t Wait. The longer you wait, the deeper the trauma. The deeper the trauma, the more difficult the healing process.

Idaho Youth Ranch helps young people ages 9 to 24 and their families with proven therapies designed to address dangerous behaviors or troubling feelings or experiences. Through proper treatment, they help youth develop grit, work ethic, and overall resiliency for a better life. Find out all the ways that you can receive help from the Idaho Youth Ranch.


Together, we build better futures. We all have a role to play in providing better futures for Idaho children. No matter where you live or who you are, there is a child waiting, depending on you. Find out all the ways that you can get involved and help the Idaho Youth Ranch.





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