Second Chance Ranch exists to provide abused, neglected, and at-risk youth a caring home while actively working to resolve crises in the youth’s life, restoring the individual and reunifying the family.
Based on a group home model, all residents live in a “bunk house” with other youth and their live-in house parents. To foster consistency, trust and relationship, each bunk house is assigned one set of house parents — creating the most stable home-like environment possible. In addition, each bunk house has an assigned set of relief house parents. For many of the youth, “home” has been a chaotic, uncertain place. At Second Chance Ranch our youth not only know who their caregiver is, but are assured their caregiver will still be there tomorrow. This team approach also extends to our support staff with each bunk house being assigned a social worker/therapist, case manager, and volunteer mentor. This staff forms the core clinical team working with the youth and family.