The shelter program operated by Parks Youth Ranch, Inc is offered to boys and girls ages 7 to 17 for up to 90 days. Shelter, education and mental health are our primary focus areas for the residents at Parks Youth Ranch. Shelter staff provides or make arrangements with other service providers to offer tutoring, life skills, behavioral modification and arrangements are made for psychological testing and substance abuse counseling for youth who are in need of those services.
On-site intervention is provided at the George Counseling Center at Parks Youth Ranch. Assessments and counseling services are provided for both youth and their families. The primary objectives of both the shelter and counseling center programs are to provide an in-depth assessment of the individual and family issues that keep the youth out of the home and develop a well thought out and realistic plan that addresses the unique circumstances of each client. The treatment plan is modified as often as necessary. All cases are staffed at least weekly and families are encouraged to attend when appropriate. Permanency, stability, safety and emotional well being in after care placements are the optimal goals for each youth.