292. Valley Springs Youth Ranch

Valley Springs Youth Ranch is marketed as a residential treatment center. Feedbacks from former employees as well as former residents do however speak of a peer controlled environment out of control where larger and stronger residents bully those who are not so strong.

Feedbacks from former residents are mixed:

When I was there I was around 9 years old. A staff member named Ron picked me up then dropped me about 4-5 feet off the ground in a laying position. The houses are fly and bug infested. They make it sound ok but it’s not for the sake of your children’s safety do not send them here. I broke my leg there and one time I was violent I could not use my crutches for the rest of they day they made me walk on my cast. Someone stood up for me and they did not listen. This place is horrible.

Michael D

This is not the place you want to send your kid. Believe me. I went there almost 10 years ago and they are not the fun and loving kind you think. Unless they have somehow change, this place will hurt you’re child or loved ones. Just my opinion from being there.

Al-Jay The Outlaw

About 9 out of 10 kids from here ended up dead or in prison before 25. This place hosted some of the biggest nightmares of my childhood.

Brandon S

Late October 2014 a mother called the social services to investigate an incident. Just days later her boy broke his collar bone after a “fall” according to information found on social media websites.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

3 responses to “292. Valley Springs Youth Ranch”

  1. Debbie says :

    Can you email me a place in New England where I would want to send my teenager who needs help. Thanks Deb debbab@comcast.net

  2. Terra says :

    My son is 10 years old he is at the ranch because I lost my babies 2 and half years ago for mental issues I tried to commit suicide so they took my babies and I did to downward spiral my mom has my other two and my poor baby is that the Youth Ranch for 6 months and I’m working to get him back how old are the people there that stay I was thinking it was just all small kids I don’t want him getting beat up I made fun of he has ADHD OCD and bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder he’s had a heck of a life and I just wanted to be safe and now I’m scared I’m seeing all these comments

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