From Despair to Hope: Justin’s Journey

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Nov 25, 2014 12:00:00 AM

From Despair to Hope: Justin’s Journey

Turning one child's dangerous path into a promising future often takes a combined collaborative effort. And supporting that new direction means involving the whole family, not just the child. For Justin, the transformation involved IYR's Ranch Campus program, family counseling services, and reintegration services, along with his school and his family's church.

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Changing Lives; Saving Lives

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Changing Lives - Saving Lives

Parts of Del’s childhood were so traumatic that some memories are completely blocked. It’s as if his mind erased the parts no six-year-old should ever have to go through. But he will never forget the moment that changed his life, when a program director at the Idaho Youth Ranch refused to give up on him.

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Dominic’s Story

Posted by Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 22, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Dominic’s life was on the wrong path and his future looked anything but promising. Losing his scholarship to college and getting in trouble with the law eventually led to unemployment and drug abuse.  He had given up hope of ever achieving his goals.

But someone else in his life hadn’t. When his mother heard about >YOUTHWORKS!, she encouraged Dominic to apply. She felt the program would give him the help he needed to turn his life around.  Dominic did apply but only grudgingly, without much faith in whether it would work.  That changed, though, once he got really dove in and engaged.

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