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.

Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House is the Treasure Valley's only 24-hour shelter for runaway and homeless youth, located at 7221 Poplar St, Boise, ID 83704.

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In addition to emergency shelter services, we also offer:

  • respite care to give primary caregivers much needed relief and improve family stability.
  • drop-in services so young people can stop in for safe place to get a warm shower, a hot meal, and more.

Hays House gives kids a safe, supportive, caring, stable place to live while we help them find their way forward. 

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Our support services include:

  • Life-skills classes

  • Family and Individual counseling from a master’s level clinician

  • Structured educational support

  • Community-based recreation

  • Fun environment - complete with video games, arts and crafts, a live-in therapy dog, and more

  • Access to an accredited academic program for grades 9 to 12 that includes GED instruction and testing.

All in the Family

Services and referrals are also 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. 

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 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.