In the mid-1950s, Central Ohio was blessed to have an organization known as the Women’s Juvenile Service Board, which later became The Buckeye Ranch Service Board. The caring and devoted women on this Board made it their mission to promote and support causes that ultimately strengthened the youth of this community. In 1961, after conducting considerable research, these women opened what was then called The Buckeye Boys Ranch, now known as The Buckeye Ranch.
The Buckeye Ranch opened as a treatment center for 10 young men and has now transitioned into one of the country’s leading providers of emotional, behavioral and mental health services for children and families. Each day, more than 2,350 youth are in Ranch care, receiving services designed to help them become successful within their families, schools and communities.
Today, The Buckeye Ranch operates from seven different locations to better serve clients in Central and Southwestern Ohio. We pride ourselves on offering specialized programming designed to meet the needs of our clients and their families. Our staff of over 530 dedicated Ranch professionals is committed to helping each client achieve their goals.
Since the beginning, The Buckeye Ranch mission has been, restoring hope and providing healing for children and families.