The Lighthouse Ranch has worked with hundreds of at risk youth since 1979. The Ranch is a Class “A” Residential Facility licensed to work with at risk young men ages 12-17.
Our residential facilities are based on the family living model, where young men live with others facing similar challenges, along with a set of Resident Supervisors. This environment helps troubled youth come to terms with their situation and make internal changes that will last a lifetime.
Making the commitment to place your child at the Ranch is a big decision. Parents usually talk to us after all other options have failed. We understand that you have a lot of questions, and our staff is available to provide any information you might need to make an informed decision. We want you to be comfortable with the decision to place your child at the Ranch.
Lighthouse Ranch offers a revolving door admissions program, meaning teens can come to the program at any time in the calendar year. While we accept new residents 365 days a year, space is limited.
Your son may be placed at Lighthouse Ranch in one of two ways:
The first way is to be appointed through the court system. If your son has committed a crime and is currently involved with the county, parish or state court system(s), you may have some influence on where your son will ultimately be placed by making a request to the social worker or public defender assigned to your son’s case. If given the opportunity you may be able to speak directly to the judge and request that he be placed at Lighthouse Ranch.
The second way is through voluntary enrollment. If your son is not yet involved in the court system but you are concerned that he is on the wrong path and in need of direction you may choose to place him at Lighthouse Ranch voluntarily. To find out if our facility is a good match for your son, please download and complete the forms below.