Guest blogger Shelley Sayer, director of housing, Ehrlo Housing
When a long day winds down you stare at the clock counting down the minutes until it’s time to go home. You look forward to walking into the door of your home— having a shower, grabbing a bite to eat, and vegging on the couch. The call of your bed is almost too loud to ignore, and you crawl in beneath the sheets cocooned in a place of comfort and safety.
Ranch youth and staff celebrate many annual events throughout the year, from the charity golf tournament to the infamous 3-Mile Race, but none is as special as Awards Night.
In the past our philosophy was to keep kids at the Ranch as long as we could because it was good for them. Over the years we have responded to research that tells us kids need to be connected to their communities as quickly as possible following a time of stabilization, assessment, and treatment that we provide at Ranch Ehrlo.