The Ranches - New Mexico Boys and Girls Ranch

Since 1944 The New Mexico Boys & Girls Ranch (“The Ranches”) has offered a unique combination of family-style living in a rural ranch environment.

The organization has evolved over the years from a single building, to include a large ranch south of Belen, NM that is home to struggling youth that promotes opportunity and meaningful help for struggling children and their families. Our multi-denominational Christian programs offer kids a safe place to live, a personalized plan to address their needs and goals, and individualized education and counseling. We offer families help through services such as crisis management, family counseling and parent skills training.

The ranches changes lives

The Ranches has helped thousands of kids and teens develop essential skills, make lasting connections and giving them a second chance toward a better future.  

  • A safe place to learn, grow and develop
  • Supportive relationships with caring mentors 
  • Enriching programs, experiences and activities

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Partner Category

Here we partner with a wider variety of other organizations on projects to meet shared conservation goals.

The future of conservation lies in the hands of today's youth. We partner with youth-based conservation groups to foster a love of the outdoors and a stewardship ethic in our youth.

Other Partners

Here are just a few of our National Partners. You can view the full list of FWS partners, along with the regions and areas of focus our work together entails.

Partnership Services

Through our partnerships we are able to expand our capabilities through the inclusion of services in areas such as:

  • Grant opportunities
  • Sponsorship of grants
  • Cooperative Agreements

To find out more about how our partner provides services view our partner services below.