The Ranch

The Ranch is a long term residential treatment program for adolescent boys with a focus on developing sustainable and prosocial behaviors and skills that help them reach their full potential. The Ranch staff help youth develop life skills, accountability and personal regulation so that they can become contributing members of society.

Boy at RanchHow it helps

Parrott Creeks residential programs operate under the principle that “youth and families are doing the best they can.” The Ranch program supports youth and families in developing and practicing skills that will guide them to achieve their individualized goals and ultimately reach their full potential.

The program provides individual, group and family counseling by licensed therapist during their stay. Youth are also involved in a broad range of skill building groups that are strength­-based and trauma-­informed, which help them acquire and practice skills important to their treatment.

The program provides drug and alcohol counseling on site for youth who require it. Youth attend an onsite alternative school in partnership with Clackamas Education Service District, and participate in educational enrichment activities that encourage the development of new interests and passions, while building self­-confidence.

Who it serves

Male youth, ages 13 to 18, are referred from the Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) and Juvenile Dept’s statewide. Youth have gone into the custody of the state with the intention that a placement at The Ranch will help them move through the juvenile justice system, and successfully re­join and remain in the greater community.

Who to contact

For more information about The Ranch, please contact Leah Lamb, Residential Program Manager, at email or 503-266-­3050.

In compliance with Oregon Senate Bill 710 adopted 2021 regular session, we post our quarterly reports regarding restraints and involuntary seclusions of children in care. Click here to view.