About Us

Our Story

O’Connell Youth Ranch was established in 1975 through a generous land gift from Mrs. Elsie O’Connell and her late husband, Dan. The Ranch continues to help youth throughout Kansas and the Kansas City area.

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Executive Staff & BOD

Our executive staff is ready to answer any questions or address any issues you may have.

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Case Coordinators

Our ranch staff has the passion, vision and expertise needed to help give a child a second chance and a new start in life. They are trained to handle behavior problems caused by neglect, school peer pressure or his own bad choices.

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House Parents

Our House Parents live in 3 homes with 8 boys ages 11-18 living in each house. Our parents provide a disciplined yet loving home setting which includes family style home cooked meals.

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