Idaho Youth Ranch

For over 55 years, the mission and vision of the Idaho Youth Ranch has focused on helping children, teens and families.

Through the provision of adoption services, residential treatment programs for at-risk children and teens, and family counseling,the Idaho Youth Ranch endeavors to improve lives, change lives and save lives.

In 1983, the Idaho Youth Ranch expanded its programs to include adoption services supporting both sides of the adoption process with comprehensive support services for birth parents and adoptive parents. At the present time, the adoption program serves only residents of North Idaho.

The Idaho Youth Ranch in Rupert provides a safe and stable environment for abused and neglected boys and girls ages 8 to 14. The program develops resilience and self-sufficiency in youth through behavior modification, counseling, and the adoption of new coping skills and life skills. Hays Shelter Home in Boise provides 24-hour emergency care, counseling and education for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 17 who are runaways, homeless, or victims of abuse and/or neglect. Hays staffs the only 24-hour help line supporting at-risk youth in the Treasure Valley. Anchor House in Coeur d’Alene provides residential treatment for males, ages 13 to 17, who have a primary diagnosis of substance abuse through personalized care, quality program components and an expert staff.

Throughout the years, the Idaho Youth Ranch has adapted and/or initiated services to address gaps. Since 1992, the Idaho Youth Ranch has provided supportive services and in-home counseling using a treatment model based on the Functional Family Therapy method—one of the most effective family counseling methods in the country. Family Services has helped thousands of families in northern and southern Idaho.

Revenue from 27 Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Stores, three distribution/warehouse centers, a used car lot, and online sales of used books and collectibles partially support Idaho Youth Ranch programs located throughout the state.

The Idaho Youth Ranch is a non-denominational 501(c)(3) charitable organization based in Boise, Idaho.