Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, a nonprofit organization, is trusted locally and nationally as a leader in the field of mental health care for children and their families.

Each day, YBGR’s employees work with close to 600 youth throughout Montana who struggle with controlling emotions and behaviors. YBGR has impacted more than 10,000 youth and their families since 1957 through Residential Services in Billings, Community Based Services throughout Montana, and the Yellowstone Academy in Billings.

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Information on recent news reports

Regarding the recent news reports of threats of harm involving youth attending Yellowstone Academy: Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and Yellowstone Academy takes these situations very seriously. Staff at Yellowstone Academy acted promptly to ensure the safety of the youth involved.  Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch and Yellowstone Academy cannot provide any other information about Read More…

One Military Officer’s Testimonial to the Ranch: A Memorial Day Story

James Brassil came to YBGR in the early 2000’s as a troublesome kid. At home he’d fought with peers, acting out from anger and frustration. “I’m not exactly sure as to why I was angry…” Brassil said. “I would say it was mixture of my life at home and school – It just wasn’t a Read More…

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“I would encourage any parent to reach out to YBGR.”

“I am writing on behalf of our family to express the appreciation for all the wonderful work Yellowstone has done. There are no words to express all the caring, guidance, love, and professional work and dedication that your staff has shown.”

“I feel like my life is mine, and Yellowstone gave it back to me.”

“It is a pleasure to find such gifted and caring people with whom I can comfortably place the responsibility of my child’s needs – mentally, physically and spiritually.”

“I could not be where I am today without you and all the wonderful people working there. I miss my staff and counselors – the angels who helped me.”

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