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Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been helping young people find their way to brighter futures. For more than 60 years, we have made it our mission to help young Idahoans and their families create healthier, happier relationships and help them realize their past doesn't have to define their futures.
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After she left Idaho Youth Ranch, she went on to strengthen the safety net for Idaho's foster youth!
Meet Alyssa & Patty
In her early teen years, Alyssa and her mother Patty had a unhealthy communication and a rocky relationship. After working together in family counseling with Idaho Youth Ranch, Alyssa and Patty learned to grow together.
Alyssa felt broken after losing her dad to suicide. As a 21 year old wrestling with grief and trauma, she turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. With therapy through Idaho Youth Ranch, Alyssa was able to process her trauma and grief.
Nicole was born addicted to meth, and went into foster care as a result of her parents drug use. After finding her way to Hays House and participating in Equine Therapy, Nicole began to find her path forward.
Lauren turned to drug use and destructive behaviors after sexual assault and repeated trauma. Once she arrived at Hays House, Lauren began her path to finding hope and resilience.
Meet Abby & Nanette
Abby avoided her grief after losing her father to suicide. Stuck in denial and struggling with the loss, Abby reached out for help. Idaho Youth Ranch was able to provide the therapy Abby needed to heal.
Chelsi had ended up in juvenile detention after turning to drugs and destructive behaviors to cope with her addicted and abusive parents. Idaho Youth Ranch empowered Chelsi to change her future.
Meet Theresa & Cara
Theresa had tried for four years to have a child, undergoing many fertility treatments. Once deciding to adopt, Theresa reached out to Idaho Youth Ranch, who helped facilitate the adoption of baby Cara.
Meet Mary & Jane
Mary leaned on Hays House as a safe place for her children after escaping her abusive spouse. Idaho Youth Ranch was able to support, hope, and healing for Mary and her children.
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.
Since 1953, Idaho Youth Ranch has been a beacon of hope for struggling kids and their families. Many know our name, but few understand the wide variety of ways we serve young people.
Our approach is designed to meet young people where they are to nurture hope, healing, and resilience. Click an option to learn more.