Stewardship Mission of the Month

December 2017

There will be a door offering on December 17th.

HEARTLAND GIRLS RANCH OF BENSON

MISSION

Our Mission Statement: Heartland Girls’ Ranch provides strength-based, trauma-informed services and therapeutic equine programming in a safe and supportive environment that empowers girls to experience success and write a new story for themselves.

Our Mission and Motto: “Healing Youth, Building Lives Through Success” signifies our commitment to providing a safe place for girls to experience success. Founded in 1992, Heartland Girls’ Ranch (HGR) is a working ranch and group home licensed by the Department of Corrections for girls ages 12-21. HGR serves an average of 60-70 girls each year providing housing, supportive services, mental health and therapeutic equine programming and other trauma-informed therapies, and a dedicated school for the girls in our program. HGR has capacity of 24 beds in the Main House, as well as 8 beds in our Hearts for Freedom Program with specialized services for girls who have been sexually exploited/trafficked.

GIRLS IN OUR PROGRAM

HGR provides long-term care for girls struggling with mental, emotional and behavioral problems, as well as girls who have experienced trauma including commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking. HGR referrals typically come from county social workers/probation officers and include; Delinquency, CHIPS, and Voluntary Placements. HGR also accepts county placement referrals of trafficked girls through our Hearts for Freedom Program. 

Each referral is considered on an individual basis for their situation and the current population of residents being served. HGR does accept residents who are known or suspected to be pregnant. HGR is unable to accept residents who are actively psychotic, actively suicidal, or who are a significant danger to themselves or others. 

Some of the target areas of programming may include strategies to address:

·     Runaway

·     Truancy

·     Sexual Behaviors

·     Sexual Exploitation/Sex Trafficking

·     PTSD/ Trauma

·     Chemical Use/ Dependency

·     Attachment Problems

·     Authority

·     Healthy Boundaries

·     Self– Esteem

·     Family Issues

·     Grief

A specialized treatment plan is created with specific objectives for each resident. These goals cover a wide range of topics including education, behavior, attitudes, relationships, family and personal struggles, health, recreation, social skills, future plans and employment. Average lengths of stay vary for each resident.

 

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