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.

News & Events

Swing Kidz dance to prevent suicide

          Swing Kidz dance group performers rehearse at Broadwater Elementary on Monday. Larry Mayer Gazette Staff Billings Gazette 11/29/17 by Jaci Webb They call themselves the Swing Kidz, a name that fits their dance style and personalities. The Billings dance company primarily performs West Coast Swing, but they also like to Read More…

Gazette opinion: Save Montana kids’ mental health care

GAZETTE OPINION Gazette opinion: Save Montana kids’ mental health care Nov 5, 2017 Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch is caring for nearly 600 kids, but only 65 were living on the sprawling campus along 72nd Street West last week. The other children and teens receive YBGR’s help in their schools, their homes or foster homes. Read More…

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Testimonials

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

“You have no idea how many times a day we think of you and thank God for you and all the staff at Yellowstone. Our son is a real joy to us now, and we know that the work you did with him is largely responsible.”

“Admitting our son to Yellowstone was the hardest thing we’ve ever done. Our son being at Yellowstone allowed us to heal, and our son to receive the intensive therapy, structure and safety he needed.”

“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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