801 154th Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32969
Program type: In-patient - Addiction Treatment, Adventure Therapy, Boarding Schools, Boys Only Boarding Schools, Christian Boarding Schools, Outdoor Therapy, Ranches, Therapeutic Boarding Schools, Wilderness Therapy
The Ranch for Boys is a fifteen-month, fifty-bed residential boarding school just for boys. Anderson Academy is its on-campus accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, 10 miles west of Vero Beach, Florida in cattle and orchard country. The boys begin in a dorm setting and finish in a large home with house parents.
The Ranch for Boys provides a safe haven for boy’s ages 12-17 years of age with out-of-control behaviors. The 15-month program includes on-site schooling in a classroom setting, daily discipleship, chapel and worship. The young men are presented with opportunities for group and individual counseling, family counseling, organized sports and recreation. Leadership skills, developing integrity and the importance of work are learned through indoor and outdoor chores and responsibilities.
Their primary goal is to help residents grow in their Christian faith through Bible study, retreats, and mission trip opportunities. But more importantly, residents are encouraged to challenge and encourage each other to live out their faith in everything they do and say. Residents pray for one another and challenge each other through positive peer pressure to walk in the righteousness of God, which is demonstrated through the Godly character traits such as purity, honesty, and generosity.
Cost Per Day: $50 - $150
Financial assistance available: Yes
Average Length of Stay: Over 12 Months
Number of clients at facility: 41 - 49
Staff to Client Ratio:
Accredited school on site: Yes
Spiritual component: Yes
Christian programming: Yes
Family counseling available: Yes
Licensed within state:
Capable of using physical restraint
Ability to dispense medication
Accredited school on property
Tutoring is available
Has a spiritual component
Wilderness Therapy Component
Life Skills Programming