The Ranch began as the Maryland Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch 42 years ago.
It was founded by the Maryland Sheriffs’ Association to provide assistance and a home for at risk, troubled and homeless boys in Maryland. In was incorporated in 1974.
For 41 years, the Ranch has provided group home living to youth ages 10-18 that were referred by the Department of Social Services and the Department of Juvenile Services. In 2015, the Ranch decided to change their focus to serve men with substance abuse issues.
Substance abuse is at a critical, all-time high. After years of helping hundreds of children, the Ranch has decided to take their years of experience, their top-notch facility, and their trained staff to try and meet the needs that are plaguing our adults today – substance use.