"My 14 year old son, Tyler, had been free falling for a mere 5 months into deep rebellion after getting into a bad crowd and there was nothing that I, or anyone else my son loved and used to listen to, could do to help him. My husband, Tyler and"
"We tried counselors and medication but nothing seemed to be helping. Through the grace of God we found the Ranch. Right from the first phone call we had a connection. Within the first few months we saw a remarkable change in attitude and behavior. We feel you saved our child"
"Praise the Lord for this program!!! I was BLOWN AWAY by Trevor this past weekend! He was polite, respectful, patient, loving, etc. I could see a real improvement in his attitude and behavior! The most INCREDIBLE part, though, was his obvious knowledge of and love for the Lord! Thank you"
"This letter is to express our gratitude for the investment you made in our son’s life over the past year. He has grown tremendously towards being a good young man and you all certainly helped put his life back on course. He really misses you guys and I’m sure he"
"Kathy and I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for the good work your are doing with Michael. We love our son very much and want him to have the best help available. We feel that has been accomplished by having him under your care and supervision."
"It is nothing short of a miracle that we found this wonderful place to help our child through this difficult season of life. Boys ranches manages to weave the “work”– the chores, behavior modification, counseling, and schoolwork–with an abundance of nurture and fun. Our family is blown away by our"
"I wanted to drop you a quick note of encouragement and to acknowledge the facility, staff and superior care for the kids in your program. It is apparent from the time you walk onto the campus that it is a special place with extra special people working there for the right"
"I wanted you to know how much I love and appreciate you. Through the power of Jesus, you saved my life. Thank you for helping me with my many problems. You taught me how to master them. I also wanted to thank you for helping me and my mom build"
"While here, I have learned a lot of things. I’ve learned how to handle my anger, what lying leads to and rebellion. Of all the things I have learned, I have learned about God. Before I came here I knew nothing about God and I am happy I know Him"
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me. I would have never learned to deal with my problems. I also learned to make the right choice to lead others in the right direction. When I go home I will tell people about Jesus and help people to accept Christ"
"When I first arrived, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through a lot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me before. Now"
"Harry has been doing very well, plugged into the church, doing worship and getting ready to go on that trip. I just want to thank you so much for everything that you did for our entire family and the kindness that you showed for the remaining balance of Harry's"
"Ryan has been through a metamorphosis during his stay. It is quite remarkable to hear him speak about his faith in God and the relationships he has formed with staff members. This experience delivered Ryan from a serious path toward imminent destruction."
Boys ranches are designed for boys, age 14-17.
Yes, you usually get a loan from PROSPER HEALTHCARE.
Usually not. One of the strengths of these programs is removing them from the negative things and people who have formed or contributed to their poor judgments and way of thinking.
No. The safety and well being of the boys in our programs is our top priority. We will not accept any admissions that could pose a threat to our students.
Contact our admissions department to complete a short interview. Our admissions staff will guide you through the rest of the admissions process.
The residential staff arranges for doctor visits and transports students wherever they may need to go. The staff also distributes medicines according to prescription schedules and generally keeps an eye on the health of each student, caring for them in times of illness and ensuring they get medical attention when needed.
Parents are continually kept in the loop and must approve of all medical procedures, prescriptions and expenses.
Boys are typically enrolled for 12 months; however some are here for shorter periods and we see the most long-term success with students that complete the eighteen month, extended treatment program.
The admissions process usually moves very quickly. The time from application to enrollment is typically less than one week.
No, they only have boy students on campus.
Yes, there are several teen transport agencies available to assist you. See our Admissions page for a recommended agency.
Parents are invited to attend three Family Workshops. Parents are encouraged to participate phone calls with their child and also communicate with staff and counselor on a regular basis for updates on their child’s progress.
Activities include, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, swimming, as well as other lake and outdoor activities. We work very hard on issues and problems … but we also play hard.
Boys ranches use a system that not only teaches the boys consequences for inappropriate behavior and unwise choices, but also teaches them about respect and responsibility. They do not use corporal punishment, nor do they use the restriction of food or other necessities as a punishment.
While some insurance companies will pay for all or part of the therapy fees, many will not. It is up to you to check with your insurance company. Please contact us if your insurance company requests additional information on our program or from our therapist.
The best way to determine this is by contacting our Admissions Department. Some drugs or abuse patterns require detoxification prior to admittance to A Boys Ranch. Our admissions staff can explain this in greater detail and make appropriate recommendations for your son if detoxification is needed beforehand.
Yes, staff members are trained in the safe handling of medications and will administer them to your son. All medications are kept locked securely at all times.
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