The philosophy of the Ranch is that individuals are responsible for their own choices, consequences, and ultimately, their own well-being. Heartland provides a supportive, structured environment in which girls learn to make responsible choices and become mature young women. This strength-based model focuses on girls’ success. Success leads to an awareness of self-worth. It is from this foundation, that clients address the spectrum of their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and educational needs. HGR provides holistic, strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally sensitive programming based on best practices in working with youth:

Heartland Program and Service Outline

Housing: Long-term, 24-hour staffed supportive housing in a safe rural setting.

Hearts for Freedom Program: Specific programs and services for at-risk and sexually exploited girls.

Strides Transitional Housing Program: 5-bed transitional housing program with 24-hour staff, ILS skill services, supportive job placement, personal financial education and college placement assistance.

Chemical Dependency Support Groups: 12-step, relapse prevention and out-patient therapy.

Mental Health Component: Assessments, individual, group and family therapies by trauma-trained licensed therapist, psychiatric services, EMDR, EAGALA and medication management.

Health Services: Comprehensive health, medical and nutritional services.

Education/Work Opportunities: Dedicated HGR school, work-based learning curriculum, post-secondary opportunities, and job placement services.

Physical Exercise, Recreation, Horse & Leisure Activities: Horse activities and therapies, daily exercise, sports and recreation activities, community education and other community volunteer opportunities.

Transportation Services: Home visits and emergency pick-up services.