In the past four years, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch for Boys ® has awarded Sioux City Iowa-based Sky Ranch Behavioral Services (skyranchbehavioralservices.org) $181,250 in grants. An independent treatment facility, the organization served as the aftercare center for youth matriculating from Sky Ranch ® prior to the Ranch ® being sold in 2011. It has been providing counseling for 32 years to young men and women and their families prior to placement, in an effort to eliminate the need for out-of-home placement. Further, they reintegrate juveniles returning home from placement, keeping the family intact ensuring against further involvement in the out-of-home placement system.
Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ attributes the success of the Behavioral Services team to their comprehensive and consistent application of services which, in addition to on-call service 365 days a year, include twice weekly problem solving groups covering social & communication skills, anger management techniques, money management, family skill development, sexuality, alcohol and drug awareness prevention and more. Individual and group counseling as well as family meetings and parenting classes are all services provided by this organization.
Jeffrey Johnson, Manager states, “Our Program has offered several children and their families achievements they could have only dreamed of and with the help of Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ we have been able to make these dreams come true”.
Ralph Aguera, President of Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ (skyranchfoundation.org) states, “Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch for Boys ® commends Sky Ranch Behavioral Services for the exemplary service their team has been providing through the years. We are proud to have played a significant role in supporting their service to this community”.
About Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch For Boys ®
Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $922,394 in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 50 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth.
Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s ℠ funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth. www.skyranchfoundation.org ℠