El Pueblo Boys & Girls Ranch, Inc.

Rating: 2.33 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Mental Health, Education, Human Services

Location: 1 El Pueblo Ranch Way Pueblo CO 81006 USA

Mission: El Pueblo is a private, non-profit organization serving the needs of "at-risk" youth and their families. By creating an environment of safety and loving care, youth and thier families learn the skills they need to become productive members of the community.
Programs: El Pueblo uses a POSITIVE, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL model, which includes therapeutic interventions, education/vocation services, addiction education and recovery, mental health services, recreation and daily living skills, gender specific programming, family therapy, anger management, transition and after-care (High Fidelity Wraparound community based services).

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Rating: 1 stars  

The credentials of the staff at el Pueblo Boys and Girls Ranch does not meet the expectations needed for their clientele. For the education department, it is required that they have at least a substitute teachers certificate to work in this area. Many of the staff don't even have a high school diploma let alone experience or any credentials in teaching. As result, the academic opportunities for the at risk youth decreases thus decreasing their chance of success. Secondly, the staff are often seen at bars talking about personal information regarding the clients that they serve. This is a violation of HIPPAA and should not be taken lightly. The staff even were their name badges inside bars making it obvious of where they work. Third, there have been rumors that staff are administering medications without having the proper training before doing so. This is a bad medication error waiting to happen. The chances of some child's life being placed in danger as result is very likely. This organization needs some cleaning up to do starting with getting the correct people hired to help this vulnerable population instead of placing them more at risk for failure with life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

"I just want to thank you for everything you do for us kids. There's not many people in my life who have done things for me. You have made this place a safe and comfortable place to live and get help. I admire you for all the work you've done for us.

When I was little, I never really had a place to call home or someone to love and care for me and tell me everything's gonna be alright. You and your staff have given me that and the chance to get better, a hope for a brighter future and a temporary place to call home.

I've been in foster homes since I was four, and always dreaded coming home because I didn't know what to expect when I got home. Now I am greeted with side-hugs and the words, how was your day. So, thank you for doing that for me. I'm sure all the other kids who did well in your program would say the same things. Again, thank you for all you've done, you stepped into my life when everyone else walked out.
Love, Lizzie L.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

My sister was just in this place and she came home bruised and now they have 3 charges filed against them by the state for keeping kids in solitary confinement.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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