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“Being at VTR gave me strength to say “no” to my homeboys and to drugs. It also helped me reconnect to my
Valley Teen Ranch was incorporated in 1983. We purchased our 80 acre ranch in 1985 and opened our first of three residential group homes in 1987. We are a replica of a successful program in Michigan called Teen Ranch, founded by Ray Clendenan in 1964. Teen Ranch and Valley Teen Ranch were birthed out of the Youth Guidance Division of Youth For Christ.
Valley Teen Ranch is licensed by the California Department of Social Services as a Residential Treatment Group Home, Therapeutic Foster Family Agency and Adoption Agency. We also operate a Transitional Living Home.
We care for and provide therapeutic, residential services for vulnerable children and youth from infant to 18 years of age.
Our motto is “Building Young Lives.”
“To assist vulnerable young people and their families in rebuilding their lives through caring relationships and opportunities to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually by living in a safe and healthy home”
Above are the Financial Income and Expense charts for 2015. The percentages show that the contributions made to Valley Teen Ranch truly are spent on all the programs that we have to offer.