"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"
New Horizons Boys Ranch addresses many social challenges and problems of our day including: adoptive family issues; divorced family issues; poor academic achievement; single parent issues; along with many others.
Operating year-round for nearly 20 years, New Horizons Boys Ranch is currently serving up to 20 boys, emphasizing concern for assisting and helping the entire family. Residents often come with little ability to achieve academically, build meaningful relationships, control impulses, or form responsible moral codes.
The focus and intention of New Horizons Boys Ranch is primarily on character development and family reunification.
The dimensions of our treatment include:
Educational: Classes are held on the Ranch. A nine (9) month traditional classroom approach is used. The summer offers one (1) full credit in “Outdoor Education”, and field trips make use of community resources.
Emotional: Our staff provides a healing environment for the youth.
Therapy: We offer clinical, spiritual and group therapy on a continual basis as an important element of our program.
Recreational: Program activities offered include fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and swimming. Our location provides excellent opportunity for involvement in backpacking, camping and hiking with daylight hours in the summer months extending until 10pm mountain time.
Social: Anti-social behaviors are addressed generally through our highly structured Relational/Behavioral/Consequential treatment program. Building social relationship based on character development is stressed.
Spiritual: A Biblical philosophy is fostered for residents to integrate into their personal value system, which provides a foundation for present and future family relationships.
Vocational: Residents have options in automotive, construction, culinary, life skills, and ranching. Residents are aided in the discovery of their aptitudes and given work experience opportunities. A strong work ethic is modeled and taught.
The boys enjoys a wide variety of activities, from camping and rock climbing to horseback riding and fishing.
Hiking – The boys go to Helmer Mountain, Kootenai National Forest, and Glacier Park. While hiking the boys are taught about the history behind the parks as well as the nature around them.
Hunter/Safety Courses – The boys take these courses to teach them the right and safe way to hunt. These courses teach them self-discipline and allow them to partake in fun activities.
Fishing – The boys fish in the many lakes and creeks around the ranch. The boys go to the local fish hatchery to learn what kind of fish are in the lakes and how they are grown and released back into the wild.
Camping – The boys go camping several times a year. The camping trips can last anywhere from a couple of days to over a week. While camping, the boys go swimming, fishing, go on nature walks, cook over fires, and have devotions.
Equine – At the ranch the boys learn how to work with horses, groom them, and take care of them. The boys learn how to work with the horses and the horses teach them too, since horses act as mirrors and reflect the boys attitudes right back to them. If they approach a horse with anger or disrespect, the horse will do the same to them. It is a wonderful therapeutic experience for the boys to understand how their actions are being picked up and affecting those around them.
The services provided to achieve these treatment goals include:
Domestic Services: Nutritional needs are met with well-prepared and balanced meals. Laundry services are also provided for each resident. Resident involvement in both areas may be expected.
Family Services: This includes family, group and individual counseling with the purpose of addressing challenges and issues that have affected the family. All family members must be involved in order to accomplish greater family cohesion and reunification.
Youth Services: Our front-line staff provides 24-hour supervision of our residents. They demonstrate Christ-centered lives and are personally involved in the resident’s daily life.
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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.