NHBR is a Christian residential program with a mission for character growth and family renewal. We provide treatment to 20 boys in a home-like atmosphere where troubled adolescents adopt better life attitudes, grow in their faith, find a safe and nurturing environment, and overcome their challenges and problems. We offset hard work with engaging recreation such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting and swimming. Our beautiful mountainous location is a great place for backpacking, camping and hiking.
A therapeutic boarding school that endeavors to encourage academic, emotional, spiritual, and physical fitness by teaching discipline and coaching them to rebuild relationships. Teens come to New Horizons Boys Ranch from across the nation, including from Illinois, and often find it valuable to grow in a new environment away from local peer groups.
Each boy begins by establishing a relationship with an adult mentor. Engaging activities and daily chores foster a strong work ethic and numerous other desirable character qualities. Then, supported by a relationship with a mentor, the adolescent can tackle the conflicts that had held him or her back. We also use individual and group counseling to improve attitudes and behaviors.
Residents at New Horizons Boys Ranch are provided a fully accredited school that also consists of independent study courses. All credits earned transfer easily to any other school. The self-paced nature of the coursework suits our students well, making it possible for them to learn in the way they find best and catch up on any missed credits. We believe discipline plays a key part in any worthwhile education, and we communicate this in our classroom. Additionally, vocational training topics include automotive, construction, culinary, life skills, and ranching.
True family restoration happens only with the full cooperation of parents. We ask parents to attend three family workshops during the year for coaching, family therapy and to visit their child at our facility. We support frequent contact between parents and adolescents using tools such as letter writing, which reinforces communication and strengthens relationships without the emotional charge of face-to-face interaction.
NHBR is a Christ-centered program that guides adolescents to find their place in life. Through mentorship, therapy, hard work and plenty of play, we teach values and character traits that will benefit your child into adulthood. Please think about looking beyond Illinois to see how our caring program can lead to restoration in your family. To find out more, we invite you to explore our website, then complete our inquiry form or call us today.
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