|Ranch Ehrlo Society’s fact sheet||Ranch Ehrlo Society’s backgrounder|
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|The Ranch is a place for young offenders with a history of violence, sexual offending, and drug abuse.||The Ranch is not a young offender’s facility and it does not accept court-ordered placements.
Young people and families are referred to the Ranch that requires intensive care and treatment for a variety of social and emotional problems.
|Ranch youth are dangerous and a threat to the community.||The Ranch provides a high degree of supervision to all of its youth.
Additionally, Ranch youth often become involved in their communities through recreational activities, education, and volunteer work, positively contributing to the community.
|Having a Ranch group home in my neighbourhood will lower my property values.||All Ranch group homes are high caliber facilities, subject to and approved by the most stringent accreditations such as COA and Fire and Safety. All group homes and properties are well maintained on a regular basis.
Further, our agency has had two real estate agents check the value of properties surrounding our group homes in Regina. They advise that our homes have not detracted the values of surrounding properties. In fact, they have added to the quality of homes in the neighbourhood in several instances.
|The Ranch "has" to take youth; they are part of the health district or government mandated.||The Ranch only accepts referrals. It does not ‘have to’ take youth. We do not accept court-ordered placements.|
|Sometimes the Ranch is described as having “residential” programming.|
The term “residential” can refer to the following concepts or trigger the following emotions:
1) Residential Schools
2) Forced assimilation; lack of control
3) Institutionalized settings
5) Awareness of the critical need for community healing within First Nations communities
|Ranch Ehrlo only uses the term “residential” to refer to its programs that are based in group homes; other programs include clinical, educational, community, and early learning.
Ranch Ehrlo partners with First Nation communities. When youth are referred to the Ranch, we work with the community to get them back home as soon as possible.
We strive to help all youth maintain their culture. We employ a cultural coordinator and, with input from families, offer cultural and religious activities for youth to participate in during their stay.
Ranch Ehrlo Society considers itself an advocate for all youth across the world. As such, we support and empower youths to define their journeys.