The Need


Idaho's Kids Are Struggling

For low-income families, residential treatment options are nearly non-existent in Idaho. 

On average, every three days an Idaho family on Medicaid sends their child out of state in search of treatment.

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For families without private insurance or the ability to pay, getting help also usually means sending their kids out of state.

Unfortunately, we know that long-term treatment success declines when:

  • Families are not involved in treatment.
  • Additional trauma is created due to separation from family.
  • There is a lack of therapist continuity during aftercare.
  • Youth don’t have local coordination to re-enter school and the community.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

In 1997, the Centers for Disease Control and Kaiser Permanente embarked on a landmark study to learn how experiences during childhood affect people's long-term mental, physical, and behavioral health. Now, nearly 25-years later, we've learned that trauma is more than skin deep. 

They asked over 17,000 people if they experienced 10 specific traumas during childhood. 

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The Impact

Researchers discovered that for every 1 ACE, a child's likelihood for negative long-term outcomes increased exponentially. 

ACEs, Impacts
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Idaho's Kids Need Your Help

Idaho has one of the highest rates of ACEs in the United States.

1 in 4 Idaho high school girls (23.2%) experienced sexual violence. 2

1 in 8 Idaho children lives with someone struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. 1

1 in 10 Idaho kids has at least one parent who has served time in jail. 1

1 in 13 Idaho children has witnessed domestic violence. 1

2 in 5 Idaho high school students experience signs of depression.

1 in 5 Idaho high school students considered suicide. 2

1 in 10 Idaho high school students attempted suicide.2

1. National Survey of Children’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), 2018-2019 
2. Center for Disease Control, Youth Risk Behavior Survey, Idaho, 2019 

With your support, the Idaho Youth Ranch Residential Center for Healing & Resilience will be a place of hope for generations of Idahoans to come.

 “This is an Idaho problem, and our kids deserve an Idaho solution. Too many of Idaho’s kids are growing up in a world where hopelessness and trauma are a way of life, and it is in our power to change it. When our kids struggle, our state struggles.” 

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Mark Miller
Idaho Youth Ranch Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Thank you to everyone who is supporting a more promising future for Idaho's kids. 

J. A. and Kathryn Albertson Family Foundation | Idaho Central Credit Union | Blue Cross of Idaho | Robert & Sharon Miller | James & Angela Harrison – Angels Among Us | Kissler Family Foundation | Catherine Stein & John Sepulveda | Larry & Marianne Williams | Zions Bank | Jack Lynch| Tom & Sheila Richards | Todd & Christi Ketlinski | Tom Nicholson |Gladys and Roland Harriman Foundation | John & Joan Carley | D&B Supply | Tommy & Shanna Ahlquist | Catherine Palmer | SSI Management Corporation | Bob & Dana Butler | Mark Durcan | Karen Eastman | Todd & Cassie Lindsey | Rick Navarro | Todd & Paula McCurry | Mountain West Bank | W. Harris, G.S.C., Inc. | Scoggin Family Foundation | Gary & Katrina Johnston | H. Larry Leasure | Anita Wentworth | Custer Family, June Christensen & Robert E. Garber Foundation | The Hofeditz Family | Pike Street Capital | TELEO Capital | Peter & Julie Oliver | Shane & Sharon Mace | Josh & Samantha Tyree | Washington Trust Bank | Jim & Lynn Johnston | Northwest Farm Credit Services | Kirk Lewis | Mike & Patty Fery | Micron | Dennis Downer | Dan Yanke & Carman Smith/Greyhound Mining & Milling, Inc. | Andy & Shannon Erstad | Tena & Bob Lokken | Sheila Hennessey & Ern Blackwelder | Paul & Peggy Street | Tim Reid | Scott & Kathleen Curtis | Garth & Julie VanOrden | Bill Cranney | Duane & Susan Morris | Allen & Dixie Dykman | Rich & Georgiann Raimondi | Ron Van Aucker/Arvy Foundation, Inc. | Hal Baird | Hal & Jacque Eastman | Tony & Barb Tensnohlidek | DH & Margaret Moss | Joyce Barnier | Bob Barney | Richard Sabala Foundation, Inc. | William B. & Lynda K. Rawlings | Peter & Debbie Wachtell/Wachtell Family Foundation | Dana & Jordan Gross | Kevin & Suzanne Hughes | Dave Buich | Chris & Jenny Taylor | Gregory & Cindi Byron | Mark and & Edlen | Dean Pape | Bill & Joan Whitacre | Art & Dee Ortman | Rick Reitman | Rudolf Family Foundation | Rob & Andrea Horton | Sharon “Sherry” Paul | John & Karen Munding | Dee Dee Smith | Joan & Mike Boren | Scentsy | Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club | Brinnon Mandel | Henry Atencio | Jim & Linda Bratnober | William & Karen Randles | Donald & Julie McBride | Harry Amend | Stephen Robertson | Duane & Lori Stueckle | Gladys E. Langroise Fund | Nicolaysen Family | John Grizzaffi | Joe & Kari Forney | Tomlinson Family Foundation | J.R. Simplot Company Foundation

Our Cabinet

Robert & Beth Rebholtz

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise


Mark & Jen Miller

Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise


Cliff & Donna Findlay

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, CDA


Jim Eckhardt

Honorary Campaign Co-Chair, Weiser


Bill & Bernie Daniels

Honorary Campaign Co-Chairs, Boise

Andy Scoggin



Denise (Dee Dee) Smith



John Grizzaffi



Josh & Samantha Tyree



Leroy Custer


Todd Cranney



Peter & Julie Oliver



Tommy Ahlquist



Brian Scott

Capital Campaign Advisor, Boise