Idaho Youth Ranch Preparing to Move from Rupert to Canyon County
MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Youth Ranch is moving one of its residential care facilities from Rupert to Canyon County.
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports that the Ranch Campus program, which provides residential care and therapy to Idaho kids who are in crisis, will be moving to a large property near the small town of Middleton in southwestern Idaho sometime in the next few years. The Idaho Youth Ranch works with at-risk kids and their families to provide emergency shelter, substance abuse treatment, job training and counseling.
Idaho Youth Ranch spokeswoman Peggy Jordan says the property was purchased for $1.6 million, and it has a 7,000 square-foot home and other amenities. Jordan said the Rupert property was too remote, making it tough for kids to access service learning and other community opportunities.