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Promising Futures.

Brandon’s Story.

Brutalized and then abandoned at age 14, Brandon's future prospects looked anything but promising--until he came to Hays Shelter Home.

The Latest from IYR.

Jerry Finds His Path

Very few success stories move in straight lines that never waver. For many of the kids we work with at IYR, the path to a promising future includes some setbacks...

EAP: the Healing Power of Horses at IYR

At the Idaho Youth Ranch, equine therapy is available to children and families who participate in any of our programs and services, not only kids in residential care. That includes...

Courageous Transformation in North Idaho

At last July’s Wine, Women & Shoes fundraising event in Coeur d’Alene, IYR clinician Amanda Smith shared an amazing story with hundreds of generous guests, all...

From Homelessness to a High School Formal

It’s the little things that can mean so much to a teenager whose only idea of “normal” is homelessness. Things like having a safe place to...