Detailed Information
Services Provided

Serves boys and girls ages 12-18, who need help for issues stemming from and related to:
attention deficit,
low self-esteem,
abuse and neglect,
physical violence,
substance abuse,
sexual responsibility,
learning disorders,
academic difficulties,
attachment disorders,
fetal alcohol syndrome,
communication difficulties,
and many other issues.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is the largest Lutheran Social Service Agency in ND with six programs in three major cities; Minot, Fargo and Bismarck. The Ranch accepts children of all cultures and faiths. The Dakota Boys 2nd Chance Store in Minot is one of seven thrift stores throughout ND and Minnesota. Sales from items donated to the thrift store help to raise funds for children’s programming at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
2nd Chance Store,
1206 S Broadway,
For free pickups call: 852-2616.

Speakers Bureau provides insightful information about the Ranch programs and issues our youth are facing. To schedule a speaker for your organization or event, or to obtain a copy of the documentary, call 701-478-8400 x 22 or email to

Dakota Family Services (outpatient mental health clinic)
6301 19th Ave. NW Minot, ND 58703

Dakota Memorial School (on-campus school for children with mental health needs; also has Day Students, so not all students who attend live at the Ranch)
Sherry Wagner, Principal
6301 196h Ave. NW Minot, ND 58703

Fees are paid through insurance, co-pays, partial reimbursement through the state or by private pay.
Boys and Girls ages 12-18
Area Served
Contact Information
Joy Ryan, President and CEO
Street Address
6301 19th Ave. NW Minot, ND 58702
Mailing Address
PO Box 5007 Minot, ND 58702