What is The Buckeye Ranch?
In the mid-1950s, an organization known as the Women's Juvenile Service Board operated in Central Ohio, which later became The Buckeye Ranch Service Board. These caring and devoted women made it their mission to promote and support causes that ultimately strengthened the youth of this community. In 1961, after conducting considerable research, these women opened what was then called The Buckeye Boys Ranch, now known as The Buckeye Ranch.
The Buckeye Ranch opened as a treatment center for 10 young men and has since transitioned into one of the county's leading providers of emotional, behavioral, and mental health services for children, young adults and families. Each day, approximately 2,350 youth are in Ranch care, receiving services designed to help them become successful within their families, schools, and communities.
Today, The Buckeye Ranch operates from 7 different locations to better serve clients in Central and Southwestern Ohio. We pride ourselves on offering specialized mental health programs designed to meet the needs of our youth and their families. Our staff of over 500 dedicated Ranch professionals is committed to helping each youth achieve their goals.
Since the beginning, The Buckeye Ranch mission has been, and still is, raising hope and providing healing for children and families.