The 65th Annual Home On The Range Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match will be on August 7, 2021!
We are SO excited to host “Praise in the Badlands” at the amazing Burning Hills Amphitheater on Monday, August 9, featuring Big Daddy Weave!!
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, June 22 at medora.com.
Proceeds of this event goes to providing amazing spiritual purposes, such as LifeLight events, Search retreats, bibles, and spiritual activities for our kids.
The newest issue of the Ranch Hand newsletter is now available. This issue includes new leadership roles at Home On The Range, resident testimonials and upcoming events.
Home On The Range is putting on the 4th Annual Dakota Scramble fundraiser to help fulfill the vision of the spiritual department. The funds raised would enable us to bring in bands, speakers, and/or people or positive spiritual influence, to witness to the kids at Home On The Range. We also hope to take the kids on spiritual outings, which would include attending concerts, hiking, and camping for spiritual growth.
The fundraiser is a golf scramble held at Bully Pulpit Golf Course in Medora, ND. The 4th Annual scramble will be on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
All sponsorships and donations are tax deductible. All proceeds will benefit the HOTR Spiritual Program.
For more information, please contact Josh Helvik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home On The Range is proud to announce that Jodi Ebel, LCAC, has been selected as their new Clinical Director, effective April 1, 2021.
Jodi brings more than 22 years of residential treatment and clinical experience to this position. Jodi has been working with youth, in various positions, and knows first-hand the struggles many of the youth go through. She supervised youth and also various staff, both in the dorm and as a clinician, overseeing clinical staff. Jodi is certified in CBISA (Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse), ART (Aggression Replacement Training), Drug and Alcohol, and TCFBT (Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). She is also a trainer in Risking Connections – Trauma Informed Care, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CPR/First Aid, Suicide Prevention, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and Restorative Approach.
Jodi started at Home On The Range in 1999, working in the boys’ dormitory as dorm staff. She was responsible for supervising the boys and teaching them social skills. Throughout the years, she advanced to Assistant Charge Counselor and then later to Charge Counselor. Jodi supervised both boys and staff. Jodi was also in charge of the Independent Living Program and did case management. In 2005, with the aid of the Home On The Range’s tuition assistance program, Jodi studied and received a Master’s of Science degree in Human Services. Jodi later did her internship with Heart River Drug and Alcohol in Dickinson, ND. In 2008, Jodi received her Addiction Counselor license and oversaw various drug and alcohol programs, and addiction and treatment programs for the youth.
Jodi is looking forward to working with Laura Feldmann, the Executive Director and the clinical team, to help sustain HOTR’s census by making sure its’ therapeutic programming is the best in the State of ND. She will continue developing individualized treatment programs for residents and work to stay on the cutting edge of trauma informed therapeutic programming.
Jodi’s professional goal is to enhance working relationships with the communities HOTR serves and partner with other agencies to better serve at-risk youth. Her passion is helping and treating the youth population who are sexually exploited or trafficked. Jodi is looking at adding a basic self-defense course. This would be an 8-week course offered to the girls and would basically be a Level 1 self-defense class.
Jodi states, “I’m excited about this position. I look forward to the new journey with the new leadership and all the challenges, and successes, it will bring.”
Home On The Range (HOTR) announced that Laura Feldmann, LCSW, has been appointed the new Executive Director for the COA accredited organization. As an experienced clinician and having served as the Clinical Director, Laura brings to the new position more than fifteen years of social work experience. Laura assumed her new responsibilities effective March 15, 2021
Laura has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has been the Clinical Director since 2016. Laura is certified in EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association), FIT (Feedback Informed Treatment), a certified trainer for Risking Connections and Restorative Approach and many other evidence-based therapeutic programs. In 2017, Laura studied and became certified in Traumatic Stress Studies.
Laura came to HOTR in December 2006. She began her journey with HOTR as case manager and then moved into a newly created therapist role. Laura’s focus was working with the kids in the arena as part of the animal assisted therapy. She received her Certification in Animal Assisted Social Work through the University of Denver in 2010. She then received training in equine therapy models EAGALA and Natural Lifemanship. She worked diligently in both the equine assisted therapy and canine assisted therapy programs. Laura was instrumental in working collaboratively with HOTR personnel, and an equine professor from North Dakota State University (NDSU) to compile research based on the equine assisted therapy program. Erin Berg was a Doctoral student at NDSU and completed a qualitative study on the Canine Assisted Therapy program.
“As a member of the HOTR Board and the Executive Director search committee, I couldn’t be happier that Laura Feldmann was chosen as the new Executive Director of HOTR. Her passion for the kids shines through in everything she does. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the position and the entire committee was inspired by her dedication and vision that she brings to HOTR.” Marlo Nelson, HOTR Board Member
Laura, her husband Loren, and four girls, currently call Beach, North Dakota home.
Home On The Range is a Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) licensed to serve 36 boys and girls, ages 12-19, who have been victims of abuse, neglect or trauma. Home On The Range has been helping children and their families for 72 years and is located in southwestern North Dakota near the town of Beach, ND.
We hope you enjoy our Memorial Ranch Hand newsletter. This issue includes memorials/honorariums received in 2020, Giving Hearts Day and GED information.
Save the Dates:
Giving Hearts Day – February 11, 2021 https://app.givingheartsday.org/#/charity/92
4th Annual Dakota Scramble Golf Tournament – Sunday, June 27, 2021
65th Annual Champions Ride Saddle Bronc Match – Saturday, August 7, 2021
HOTR will be participating in Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, February 11, 2021! Proceeds from Giving Hearts Day will go towards our therapeutic programming, which include Drug & Alcohol, Adventure Therapy, Equine Assisted Therapy, Canine Assisted Therapy and ART (Aggression Replacement Training). Any gift you can give would be so appreciated!
To make a secure online donation, click on this link: app.givingheartsday.org/#/charity/92