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Welcome to Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House

Treasure Valley’s only 24/7 shelter for runaway or homeless youth


You Are Not Alone

When hope seems lost, we leave a light on. Hays House is here for kids, ages 9 to17, who are runaways, homeless, victims of abuse or neglect, or just need a safe place to stay

 If you, or someone you know, needs a place to stay, then we are here to help - no judgment, no pressure. 

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.


Take a virtual tour of Hays House 

Hays House Virtual Tour

Emergency Help Line

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.

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Idaho Youth Ranch is 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.