St. Jude's Ranch for Children was founded in Nevada in 1966. Our mission is to transform the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
Many of our children have been sexually, physically, mentally and/or emotionally abused and they have all been abandoned and neglected in one way or another.
At St. Jude's Ranch we work to rebuild their lives. We work with these traumatized children to help them overcome their past and learn to trust again.
We keep large sibling groups together, helping to preserve that precious family unit, we focus on instilling good family values through positive adult role models and teach life skills so our kids grow to be healthy, caring adults and productive members of our community.
Our Mission is transforming the lives of abused and at-risk children, young adults and families by empowering them to create new chances, new choices and new hope in a caring community.
Our Vision is to break the cycle of abuse and neglect by mending spirits and renewing hope.
St. Jude's Ranch for Children wasn't a place so much as a dream in the mind of one well-meaning man. ”What if we could build a place for neglected children?” He wondered. “How much good could we do?”
A lot! For 50 years, St. Jude's Ranch has provided a safe, nurturing home with therapeutic residential treatment services to thousands of abused and neglected children in Nevada. St. Jude’s Ranch has made and continues to make a difference by creating new lives with new hope for these children.