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Idaho Youth Ranch
5465 West Irving Street
Boise, Idaho 83706


Fax: 208-377-2819

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Helping Children and Families - Idaho Youth Ranch
In 1952, the Reverend James Crowe, a Methodist minister, formed a nonprofit corporation to help troubled youth become well rounded citizens. On four square miles in the southern desert of Idaho near Rupert were the humble beginnings of the Idaho Youth Ranch. For over fifty years, the vision, James Crowe, had has been helping children and families turn their troubles into triumphs.

Residential Services - Shelters - Group Homes - The Ranch
During times of crisis when young people are at a high risk within their home or to their community, the Residential Services Division of the Idaho Youth Ranch provides a refuge of hope. The Youth Ranch has shelters in Boise and Idaho Falls that serve as temporary homes for kids that have been abused, neglected or run away from home and find they are homeless. With Idaho group homes located in Boise, Nampa, Idaho Falls, Rupert and Coeur d' Alene, these homes become the proving grounds where young people receive treatments, guidance and positive reinforcement so they can return to stable home life. Don't forget the working ranch where it all began on 550 peaceful acres equipped with campus housing, gym, chapel and indoor horse arena.