Charity of the Month

Valley Teen Ranch Builds a Foundation for Life through our support services that provide for basic needs of vulnerable children, youth, and young adults who are victims of abuse, abandonment, neglect, trauma, homelessness, or have a history of delinquent behavior. Through our four programs, Foster Family Agency, Adoption Agency, Transitional Living Program, and the Residential Therapeutic Program, VTR provides interventions, advocacy, mentorship, education, and personalized care.

Their History

Valley Teen Ranch was established in 1987 as a private, non‑profit,
residential group home, licensed by the California Department of
Social Services and has since grown to include a Foster Family
Agency, Adoption Agency, and a Transitional Living Home.
VTR began as a way to help at‑risk youth in the Central
Valley. The ranch setting is located in Madera and has served
over 1,400 young men since it’s inception. Currently, VTR
is a Licensed Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program
(formerly group home) providing trauma‑informed care.
In 1989, the Foster Family Agency (FFA) was licensed to provide
therapeutic foster care for children and youth. In 1998 the
Adoption Agency was licensed to provide adoption services
to families who desired to provide permanency through
the foster care system. The FFA and Adoption Agency has
placed over 800 children and served over 215 families.
In 2002, VTR opened the Transitional Living Home to provide
for youth that “aged out” of the foster care system. The
Transitional Living Home has served over 135 young men
and has expanded to serve homeless male youth.
The VTR Short Term Residential Therapeutic Program, Foster Family
Agency, and Adoption Agency have accreditation through the
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
VTR is funded in part through California’s Aid to Families
with Dependent Children and Foster Care. As a non‑profit,
charitable organization, the balance of our funding is
through private donations from the generous people of
our community, including, churches, service groups, and
grants awarded through philanthropic organizations.

Contact Them

Phone: 559‑437‑1144
Fax: 559‑438‑5004