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We provide:

A safe, supportive trauma-informed environment

Mental and emotional development tailored to each youth

Family involvement throughout the healing process for preparedness and long-term success

Aftercare support and resources when youth returns home

Residential Care for Youth, Ages 11–17

The Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience provides long-term psychiatric care to youth ages 11-17 in a unique environment carefully designed for a therapeutic experience. Our facility is the first and only accredited long-term psychiatric residential facilities for youth in Idaho

Located on the Hands of Promise campus in Caldwell, the expansive property provides the privacy needed to heal while allowing youth to stay connected to their family and community.

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Our center provides proven care in a home-like setting

Our dorm-style lodging offers private bedrooms for each child. Each dorm includes a kitchenette, shared laundry facilities, and a lounge where youth can spend time with peers who have experienced similar struggles.

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Safety you can trust

Our Residential Center for Healing & Resilience is equipped with advanced security and round-the-clock the staff to keep your child safe. An on-site medical team is available 24/7 to meet their needs.


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Individualized Education

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Education is one of the most critical parts of any child’s life and helps frame their future opportunities. It is also directly impacted by a young person’s mental and behavioral health. When youth come to the Residential Center for Healing & Resilience, education, and therapy go hand-in-hand at our on-site, year-round charter school.

Promise Academy is a state-accredited charter school on the Hands of Promise Campus. It offers six classrooms designed to meet the unique educational challenges of youth living at the Residential Center for Healing & Resilience.

Using a skills-based curriculum, each student will have an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP). This allows students to focus on building skills in areas where they struggle, while building on skills in areas where they thrive.

In addition to an individualized curriculum, the school building is Connected to the Therapy and Wellness Center. Our teachers and therapists work together to help young people meet their therapeutic and educational goals. Both our therapists and our teachers are specially trained to respond to each youth’s mental and emotional needs.

At Promise Academy, we will work with you, your student, and their local school to help them continue their education, while preparing them to successfully return to their home school.



The program

Our residential treatment program includes thorough assessment, diagnosis, and stabilization of behavioral and mental health conditions.

  • Depression & Mood Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Family Conflict
  • Unhealthy Relationships
  • ADHD or Attention Difficulties
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Substance Abuse Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Adverse Childhood Experiences


We provide comprehensive care to help our young patients overcome their challenges and thrive.

Note: We are unable to offer treatment to those with severe aggression, violent behaviors, or court-adjudicated sexual charges. Admission is determined on a case-by-case basis.


The goal

We assist youth in reaching a level of mental health where residential care is no longer necessary. Youth achieve this through the development of communication skills, emotional regulation, education, self-esteem, and trauma resolution.

We do this by helping you and your child:

  • Begin the process of resolving trauma or emotional challenges.

  • Discover effective ways to communicate their needs, emotions, and boundaries.

  • Strengthen their education, building on existing knowledge and filling any gaps.

  • Nurture their natural strengths and aptitudes to boost self-esteem.

  • Develop a positive sense of self-worth and hopefulness about the future.

  • Strengthen the internal family dynamics for a stronger, more cohesive family unit.



Meet Deb Imbrogno, Execeutive Director for RCHR-1

Is the Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience the right choice for my situation? 

Residential care at Idaho Youth Ranch might be the right choice for you family if: 


Your child has not made significant progress in outpatient therapy or other treatment settings.

Your child has recently been admitted to a psychiatric facility and requires more care than can be provided at home.

Your child's safety or the safety of others is a concern due to their mental health condition.

The Journey to Healing

At Idaho Youth Ranch, we believe that the journey to personal growth and wellness is ongoing. We are committed to being here for you and your family every step of the way.

We specialize in trauma-informed therapies in group, individual, and family sessions to help young people heal. 


When Anxiety and Depression Take Hold of Your Teen

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DBT is a well-known, evidence-based therapy model that can treat borderline personality disorder and many other mental health conditions.


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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Idaho Youth Ranch can help offer a sense of support, hope, and practical coping strategies with Trauma-Focused CBT. 


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Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is clinical model designed to help people cope  distressing experiences


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Equine Therapy

Working with horses has been a proven method of emotional recovery and one of the unique services offered by Idaho Youth Ranch. 


Begin Your Journey with Idaho Youth Ranch

We understand this may be one of the biggest decisions you'll ever make as a parent or guardian. You might feel overwhelmed, worried, and exhausted. That's okay— we've been there too.

Here’s the thing: you don't have to go through this alone. We're here to offer your child the personalized, proven care they need to thrive. We believe in your child's potential, and we're committed to helping them achieve it.

If you're ready to take this step, we're ready to be here for you and your family