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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Crime & Law, Group Homes, Human Services, Youth Development Programs, Youth Violence Prevention

Mission: To assist vulnerable young people and their families in rebuilding their lives through caring relationships and opportunities to grow mentally, physically, socially and spiritually by living in a safe and healthy home.

Results: We were incorporated in 1987 and have worked with over 2000 children and youth during that time.

Target demographics: Children of all ages, nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and faiths grow in a positive and productive way to become upstanding and outstanding members of society.

Geographic areas served: Central Valley California

Programs: Group Homes, Transitional Living Home, Community Day School, Individual and Group Therapy, Foster Families, and Adoption.

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Rating: 5

I've known of Valley Teen Ranch for about twenty years now, and for many of those years I have been involved in providing insurance protection to the organization. In that capacity, I have been privileged to get the "inside story" about this organization. The terrific news is, I can personally vouch for the fact that they WALK THEIR TALK! They do a documented outstanding job with the kids in their care. The influence of the CEO, Connie Clendenan, who has invested her life in the lives of "her kids," is a lasting influence that has changed the lives of everyone she's touched. VTR is now celebrating their twenty second year of operation! So far there have been 1316 children and youth in the Group and Foster Care Homes, and over 70 kids have been adopted into permanent families! The Transitional Living Home has provided a home for 25 homeless, young men ages 18-24. Many former residents stay in touch with their VTR "family" as they're the only stable people in their lives. Valley Teen Ranch has been operating their annual $2.7 Million budget in the black with "clean" audited financials every year. There are 60 full time and 10 part time employees in all of their programs, caring for over 75 children and youth every day. VTR has an outstanding record with the California Community Care Licensing Agency that oversees their operation from the State Department of Social Services. VTR folks are grateful for community support from Churches, Service Clubs, Businesses, Foundations and local donors. The EVIDENCE shows that they are truly committed to our mission of "Building Young Lives."