Welcome to Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House

Treasure Valley’s only 24/7 shelter

Idaho Youth Ranch offers best-in-class therapies, short-term residential and shelter care to help your child on track toward the promising future they deserve. Our proven therapies are designed to nurture hope, healing, and resilience in young people coping with the aftermath of trauma and other mental health challenges.

Find a safe place to land

Whether you need a place to crash, a meal, a hot shower, or just a place to catch your breath, Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House is here for you. We work with young people, ages 9 to 17, to provide a safe space. 

We are the Treasure Valley’s only 24/7 shelter for runaway or homeless youth, but we’re also a lot more than that. If you, or someone you know, needs a place to stay, then we are here to help - no judgment, no pressure. 

Even if you don’t want to stay the night, drop-in services are also available if you just want to stop by for a free hot meal, shower, do your laundry, or just relax in a safe space - no strings attached.

We also provide respite care, which means we can help if you might just need a couple of days to take some space from your family. We get it, sometimes you just need a break.

We’ve got cozy beds, fun things to do (arcade games, awesome outings, and great food), plus we have a very lovable dog. 

All in the Family

Services and referrals are available to parents who need help addressing problems that disrupt a healthy home, including conflict, running away, homelessness, school problems, neglect or abandonment, poor communication, and illegal behavior. 


Take a virtual tour of Hays House below.

Hays House Virtual Tour

Contact us anytime.

The only helpline for Treasure Valley kids that is on-call and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 208-322-2308.

You can also drop by Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House anytime. We're located at 7221 Poplar St, Boise, ID 83704. We're open 24/7, 365 days a year.


Services offered at this location: 

  • Individual, Family, and Group Counseling options
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Short-term Residential Care
  • Respite Care
  • Education Support
  • Drop-in Services (free meal, shower, etc)


Idaho Youth Ranch if a Safe Place partner

Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House is a Safe Place

If you are having problems at home, suffering from abuse or neglect, lost or in some dangerous situation, with a drunk or unsafe driver, or just need to talk about a problem, the nearest Safe Place site can connect you directly with resources to help. To find a Safe Place site, just look for the yellow and black diamond-shaped signs on local businesses, schools, fire stations, and more. Let an employee know you need help and they'll get you connected with help right away. Learn more about Safe Place.

The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval

Idaho Youth Ranch has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its outpatient counseling & therapy centers – including equine therapy, Hays House youth shelter, and adoptions program. Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.