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.
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.
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.
To provide a safe and caring Christian family environment, building a better life for boys with unique challenges. To provide the opportunity for physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth within a family structure that will assist them in developing the skills necessary to return to their homes and become constructive members of their communities.