By the numbers

By the numbers

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Our blog | 0 comments

Trudy Bosch

When the Ranch was founded in 1966 it started as a single residential unit for six troubled boys in Pilot Butte. Today, we operate residential, clinical, community, and educational programs across the province.

It’s hard to visualize the growth but we hope this chart can help.

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Website changes

Website changes

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in Our blog |

Ranch Ehrlo is pleased to announce the release of a new website theme, designed with a new look and user-friendly navigation for those using mobile devices and tablets.

While we recognize that change isn’t easily embraced, we promise this is a step forward.

The new website will deliver the same content and will allow staff, clients, and the public to view the Ranch website from anywhere. The driving force behind the redesign was to make the website more functional and compatible with mobile devices and tablets.

Please take a few minutes and a couple of clicks to familiarize yourself with the new theme. We’ve come a long way with our website, and our 43,000 annual visits are sure to grow!

 

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Shadow shift part 2

Shadow shift part 2

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Our blog |

andreaI spent a few hours with the staff and youth of Jewison House, an intake unit at our Pilot Butte campus. The intake houses are where youth initially live; it’s where they learn about us and we learn about them.

While the experience was admittedly awkward (observing strangers all day), it did change my perception and thoughts of what group home living and working is all about.

To my surprise, it was very “normal”. The house was similar to any other house (albeit with 10 bedrooms); the kids acted like any other kids; and the staff stuck to schedules and fulfilled responsibilities as they worked their shifts.

There were no crises, no meltdowns, and no emergencies (although I’m told these do happen, sometimes more frequently depending on the group).

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