About

About O'Connell Youth Ranch

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OUR HISTORY

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.

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HOUSE LEADERS

Our House Leaders live in 3 homes with 8 young men ages 6-18 living in each house. They provide a disciplined yet loving home setting which includes family style home cooked meals.

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 other negative influences.

EXECUTIVE STAFF & BOD

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

MISSION, VALUES AND FOCUS

To provide a safe and caring family environment, building a better life for young men 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 home or community and become constructive members of society.