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Vernal, Utah
Marty Bingham
Program Director and Owner

Mountain Homes Youth Ranch is a therapeutic growth program for struggling, co-ed teens ages 12-17, located on a 15,000 acre working cattle ranch in Colorado. MHYR works with young men and women with emotional, behavioral and academic issues that can include defiance and anger towards family members and authority figures, impulsive behaviors, lying and manipulation, negative peer relationships, drug and alcohol use, low self esteem, emotional immaturity, running away and underachievement in school, truancy, ADD/ADHD and ODD.

Mountain Homes Youth Ranch is a member of the National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP) and the Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council (OBHIC) and is licensed as a Residential Child Care Facility in the State of Colorado. Program Director and owner, Marty Bingham attended Utah Valley State College and worked for a wilderness program prior to MHYR. Rob Caldwell, LCSW is the Clinical Director and owner and prior to MHYR was the executive director of Duchesne County and Uintah County Children's Justice Centers, has over 18 years experience working with struggling teens, in addition to having a private therapeutic practice.

The MHYR program is based on three phases: beginning, advanced and ranch, the program at MHYR emphasizes cooperation and responsibility while learning ancient Indian skills that utilize the resources of nature that give the students life's basic needs. Throughout the program, participants receive an individualized treatment plan which provides goals and objectives, individual and group therapies in addition to wilderness therapy. During the final phase, students are involved in their academics via GED, high school and college correspondence courses.

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