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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Human Services, Mental Health, Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Mission: Raindancer Youth Services co founded by Ron and Charla Hatch in 1985, licensed in Utah and New Mexico, both states have programs. The Utah based program specializes in Native Americans and has a fully accredited Special Purpose School (Ronald N. Hatch Academy). Ron Hatch, cofounder and Native American (Miwok, Sacramento, CA) born to alcoholic parents, understands the special needs of Native American youth and families in crisis: "When I was little, living in foster homes and orphanages, I always dreamed of someday having my own program to work with youth. My dream came true with creation of Raindancer Youth Services, Inc. With preseverance and determination, we have helped many youth and their families." The mission and goal of RYS is to provide support, training, and counseling to help strengthen family units and to provide quality, community-based residential treatment programs for youth who have been removed from their natural home across the country.

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