Welcome to Idaho Youth Ranch Hays House

Treasure Valley’s only 24/7 shelter for youth

Idaho Youth Ranch offers evidence-based trauma-informed care in a short-term residential/shelter environment to guide youth toward a hopeful future.

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.

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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.

 We're open 24/7, 365 days a year.

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. 

In addition to emergency shelter services, we also offer respite care to give primary caregivers much needed relief and improve family stability.

Hays House gives kids a supportive, stable home environment while we help them find their way forward.


Our support services include:

  • Life-skills classes

  • Comprehensive counseling services from a Masters level clinician

    • Individual, group and family therapy
    • Group DBT and Equine Therapy 
    • Parent support services
  • Structured educational support

  • Community-based recreation

  • Independent living program for job readiness, GED preparation, and community resource connections

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

Do you know a child who need help? Get help now. 


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 is earned by demonstrating continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's 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.