Bringing Idaho's Kids Home

Every year, over 120 Idaho kids are sent out of state for residential care because there is nowhere in Idaho for them to go. It's time to bring them home.

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Idaho's kids need your help. Your support will provide Idaho's kids best-in-class, long-term residential care to transform childhood trauma into hope, healing, and resilience.

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Every year, Idaho sends about 120 kids on Medicaid out of state for long-term residential care, creating compound trauma and reducing their likelihood for lifelong success. They need your help today!


Idaho's kids are struggling, but you can help!

Childhood Trauma in Idaho

Idaho has one of the highest instances of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in the United States. In fact, kids from only 5 other states have higher rates of trauma. 

Today, Idaho's kids are forced to cope with adversity, loss, assault, abuse, and neglect by being sent away from their friends, family, and loved ones to out-of-state facilities. 

Childhood Trauma and Idaho Youth Ranch

Idaho's Kids Need Your Help

Idaho has one of the highest rates of trauma in the United States.

1 in 4 Idaho high school girls (23.2%) experienced sexual violence. 2

1 in 8 Idaho children lives with someone struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. 1

1 in 10 Idaho kids has at least one parent who has served time in jail. 1

1 in 13 Idaho children has witnessed domestic violence. 1

2 in 5 Idaho high school students experience signs of depression. 

1 in 5 Idaho high school students considered suicide. 2

1 in 10 Idaho high school students attempted suicide.

National Survey of Children’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), 2018-2019 
Center for Disease Control, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Idaho, 2019 

The Idaho Youth Ranch Center for Healing & Resilience

In this healing, 258-acre rural setting we envision a number of facilities to support the physical, emotional, and educational needs of the children and teens who come with the unique challenges of overcoming early childhood trauma.

Youth will be supported with 24-hour nursing, psychiatric care, proven therapeutic treatment models, and a year-round school. Designed and modeled after leading national facilities, the center will include medication reduction, nutrition, and physical fitness in a secure environment with 24-hour supervision. All of this care is in support of one goal: helping kids heal and return to their families and communities in a safe and supported manner.

Your help will create a place of hope for generations of Idahoans to come. Your gift today will help young people who have known loss, adversity, and trauma find safety and hope at the Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience.

"We love Idaho, and we believe in taking care of our own. Idaho’s most vulnerable kids should not be sent to other states for the help they need. It’s time to support their families, help them heal here in Idaho, and allow all our children to live up to their God-given potential."

Robert Rebholtz
Robert & Beth Rebholtz
Campaign Co-Chair

Thank you to everyone who is supporting a more promising future for Idaho's kids. 

 

J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation | Idaho Central Credit Union | Blue Cross of Idaho | Robert & Sharon Miller | James & Angela Harrison – Angels Among Us | Kissler Family Foundation | Catherine Stein & John Sepulveda | Larry & Marianne Williams | Zions Bank | Jack Lynch| Tom & Sheila Richards | Todd & Christi Ketlinski | Tom Nicholson |Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation | John & Joan Carley | D&B Supply | Tommy & Shanna Ahlquist | Catherine Palmer | SSI Management Corporation | Bob & Dana Butler | Mark Durcan | Karen Eastman | Todd & Cassie Lindsey | Rick Navarro | Todd & Paula McCurry | Mountain West Bank | W. Harris, G.S.C., Inc. | Scoggin Family Foundation | Gary & Katrina Johnston | H. Larry Leasure | Anita Wentworth | Custer Family, June Christensen & Robert E. Garber Foundation | The Hofeditz Family | Pike Street Capital | TELEO Capital | Peter & Julie Oliver | Shane & Sharon Mace | Josh & Samantha Tyree | Washington Trust Bank | Jim & Lynn Johnston | Northwest Farm Credit Services | Kirk Lewis | Mike & Patty Fery | Micron | Dennis Downer | Dan Yanke & Carman Smith/Greyhound Mining & Milling, Inc. | Andy & Shannon Erstad | Tena & Bob Lokken | Sheila Hennessey & Ern Blackwelder | Paul & Peggy Street | Tim Reid | Scott & Kathleen Curtis | Garth & Julie VanOrden | Bill Cranney | Duane & Susan Morris | Allen & Dixie Dykman | Rich & Georgiann Raimondi | Ron Van Aucker/Arvy Foundation, Inc. | Hal Baird | Hal & Jacque Eastman | Tony & Barb Tensnohlidek | DH & Margaret Moss | Joyce Barnier | Bob Barney | Richard Sabala Foundation, Inc. | William B. & Lynda K. Rawlings | Peter & Debbie Wachtell/Wachtell Family Foundation | Dana & Jordan Gross | Kevin & Suzanne Hughes | Dave Buich | Chris & Jenny Taylor | Gregory & Cindi Byron | Mark and & Edlen | Dean Pape | Bill & Joan Whitacre | Art & Dee Ortman | Rick Reitman | Rudolf Family Foundation | Rob & Andrea Horton | Sharon “Sherry” Paul | John & Karen Munding | Dee Dee Smith | Joan & Mike Boren | Scentsy | Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club | Brinnon Mandel | Henry Atencio | Jim & Linda Bratnober | William & Karen Randles | Donald & Julie McBride | Harry Amend | Stephen Robertson | Duane & Lori Stueckle | Gladys E. Langroise Fund | Nicolaysen Family | John Grizzaffi | Joe & Kari Forney | Tomlinson Family Foundation | J.R. Simplot Company Foundation

Our Cabinet

Rob & Beth Rebholtz

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise

 

Mark & Jen Miller

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise

 

Cliff & Donna Findlay

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, CDA

 

Jim Eckhardt

Honorary Campaign Co-Chair, Weiser

 

Bill & Bernie Daniels

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise

Andy Scoggin

Boise

 

Denise (Dee Dee) Smith

Boise

 

John Grizzaffi

Boise

 

Josh & Samantha Tyree

Boise

 

Leroy Custer

Boise

Todd Cranney

Boise

 

Peter & Julie Oliver

Boise

 

Tommy Ahlquist

Boise

 

Brian Scott

Capital Campaign Advisor, Boise