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Schools, Programs, & Visit Reports - Aug, 1992 Issue 

Alpine Boys Ranch
Bob Renberg, Executive Director
Leavenworth, Washington
(509) 763-3161
Lon's Visit - July 16, 1992

With an idyllic ranch setting about 15 miles outside the town of Leavenworth, Alpine Boys Ranch was founded in 1976. With a goal of “Guiding Young Men Towards a Wholesome Future”, this Christian-based program requires each child to decide he wants this experience before moving in.

Each boy attends public school and progressively take on more responsibility around the ranch when ready.

Key members of the staff are the house parents, married couples, selected for the ability to provide love, patience, courtesy and mutual trust & respect. They provide the day-to-day structure, with other staff supplementing with one-on-one counseling, and group sessions.

The Ranch itself has two group homes with a capacity of eight boys each. The therapeutic group home in Leavenworth can handle four boys, and the Independent Living program in Wenatchee can handle four boys.

The ranch’s primary focus is on helping kids, so they are very open to providing scholarships to bring the tuition down to what is affordable for the average family.

My impression was of a good place for a boy who has mild behavior/emotional problems, and needs time in a new environment.

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