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IYR is: A statewide, multi-service agency that has been helping good kids on a dangerous path find promising futures for more than 60 years, relying on private donations and revenues from its network of 29 thrift stores to fund youth programs and services throughout the state. The Idaho Youth Ranch offers emergency shelter, residential care, animal-assisted therapy and equine therapy, job readiness training, alternative education, adoption services, family counseling, and more for at-risk kids and their families. Generous donors and thrift store sales help keep care affordable so that no child is turned away because of the family’s inability to pay for services.

Organization: nonprofit 501(c)3 agency

Supported by: private donations & thrift store sales

Thrift stores: 29

Founded: 1953

Founders: Reverend James Crowe and his wife, Ruby Carey Crowe

Services offered: emergency shelter, residential care, individual and group counseling, animal-assisted therapy and equine therapy, job readiness training, alternative education, adoption services, family counseling, 24-emergency help line for runaway, homeless, or in-crisis kids. 

Youth programs: Ranch Campus, Hays Shelter Home, Family Counseling, YOUTHWORKS!, Adoption Services, Anchor House

Locations: Southwest Idaho, Northern Idaho, Eastern Idaho

How to get help: 1-877-841-8141 or info@youthranch.org

First program: Ranch Campus, near Rupert

First Ranch graduate: Ron Ashley

Hours of Outpatient Therapy Provided in 2016: 3,324

Volunteer hours contributed 2016: 59,908 

Families Impacted by IYR in 2016: 2,949

Days in Residential Treatment in 2016: 4,174

Free Books to Idaho Kids in 2016: 70,266 

2016 Financial Statements: IRS 990 Forms & Audited Financial Statement

Board of Directors & Executives: visit our Leadership page

Headquarters: Boise, Idaho

Thrift Store Fast Facts

Stores: 29 (see Stores, Store Locations, Store Donations)

Online sales:

Newest store opened: Nampa, 2014

First thrift store: Boise, 1982

Customer transactions (in 2013): 1,160,000+

Tons kept out of landfills by recycling (annually): 2,500+

Free books to students through Ranch Readers program (to date): 104,747+

Contributed to schools through donation hut program (to date): $10,134

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