MISSION & history

Our Mission Statement: Heartland Girls’ Ranch provides strength-based, trauma-informed services and therapeutic equine programming in a safe and supportive environment that empowers girls to experience success and write a new story for themselves.

Our Mission and Motto: “Healing Youth, Building Lives Through Success” signifies our commitment to providing a safe place for girls to experience success. Founded in 1992, Heartland Girls’ Ranch (HGR) is a working ranch and group home licensed by the Department of Corrections for girls ages 12-21. HGR serves an average of 60-70 girls each year providing housing, supportive services, mental health and therapeutic equine programming and other trauma-informed therapies, and a dedicated school for the girls in our program. HGR has capacity of 24 beds in the Main House, as well as 8 beds in our Hearts for Freedom Program with specialized services for girls who have been sexually exploited/trafficked.

We Believe:
    •    Each girl is courageous, resilient, valuable and full of potential.
    •    Each girl deserves the opportunity to develop into the person she was created to be.
    •    Growth involves healing, learning from the past, and developing skills for the future.
    •    Together, we can help each other bring out the best in the girls we serve and each other.
    •    In teaching and modeling healthy relationships.
    •    In honest and ethical leadership.