"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 New Horizon Youth 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 New Horizon’s"
"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. New Horizons 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 child’s"
"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 at New Horizons I have learned alot 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"
"I am very thankful that my parents sent me to New Horizons Boys Ranch. 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"
"When I first arrived at New Horizons, I had so much anger inside me. I even looked dark and angry. Since then I have worked through alot of things and during my time there I learned that work for God is not a competition. Everything was a competition to me"
"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"
New Horizons is designed for boys, age 7-14.
Yes, you can learn more clicking the PROSPER HEALTHCARE button at the bottom of the page.
Yes, there are accommodations both on the New Horizons Boys Ranch property as well as locally. Please call for recommendations.
No. One of the strengths of the program is removing the boys from the 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 program 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. New Horizons Boys Ranch has a number of local dental and medical professionals who handle NHBR students during their stay. 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.
NHBR currently has a maximum capacity of 20 boys.
We base our training on Christian principles, ethics, and values. We focus on character traits, not religious doctrine. We promote a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The admissions process usually moves very quickly. The time from application to enrollment is typically less than one week.
We feel we can do the most good with boys over a 12-month period. Some take longer and some less. Also, on occasion or under special circumstances, shorter-term stays are considered.
No, we only have boys on our campus.
Yes, there are several teen transport agencies available to assist you. See our Admissions page for a recommended agency.
NHBR is affiliated with any specific church or denomination, though many of us attend Lighthouse Christian Fellowship. We provide treatment from a Christian prospective with a biblical base and are open to boys from all faiths.
Parents are invited to attend three Family Workshops. Parents are encouraged to participate in a 15-minute weekly phone call with their child and also communicate with staff and counselor on a regular basis for updates on their child’s progress. Parent involvement will be based on the progress of the child.
Parental visits to New Horizons Boys Ranch are welcome, but time with the child may be limited if the child is still on the lower levels or is on restriction. Every connection with parents and family is orchestrated to ensure progress in the student’s way of thinking and acting.
NHBR believes in the seriousness of counseling and dealing with issues and struggles, and at the same time believes that activities must be provided for fun and active involvement of the kids with our staff.
New Horizons Boys Ranch activities include, camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, swimming, as well as other lake activities. We work very hard on issues and problems … but we also play hard.
NHBR utilizes a positive, incentive-based discipline program. We use a system that not only teaches the boys consequences for inappropriate behavior and unwise choices, but also teaches them about respect and responsibility. We do not use corporal punishment, nor do we use the restriction of food or other necessities as a punishment.
The tuition at New Horizons Boys Ranch is intentionally kept lower than the average cost of other therapeutic programs around the country. The tuition covers a portion of the costs to run New Horizons Boys Ranch and generous donors make up the difference. To help meet these general operating needs at New Horizons Boys Ranch, we would be honored for you to partner with us by becoming a donor. You can contact us by email or phone to discuss ways in which you might help.
The New Horizon Youth Ranch is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, charitable corporation and exists specifically to benefit the youth ranch and the needs of teenagers and families in crisis.
While some insurance companies will pay for all or part of the NHBR therapy fees, many will not. It is up to you to check with your insurance company. NHBR is glad to work with you on this. 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 NHBR. Our admissions staff can explain this in greater detail and make appropriate recommendations for your son if detoxification is needed beforehand.
Yes, our 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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Our program is not and has never been affiliated with “NEW HORIZONS YOUTH MINISTRIES.”
New Horizons Boys Ranch is a charitable, non-profit ministry. We appreciate donations, which help us keep our tuition rates low. Paypal works with or without a Paypal account.