Who We Are


In the mid-1950s, Central Ohio was blessed to have an organization known as the Women’s Juvenile Service Board, which later became The Buckeye Ranch Service Board. The caring and devoted women on this Board made it their mission to promote and support causes that ultimately strengthened the youth of this community. In 1961, after conducting considerable research, these women opened what was then called The Buckeye Boys Ranch, now known as The Buckeye Ranch.

The Buckeye Ranch opened as a treatment center for 10 young men and has now transitioned into one of the country’s leading providers of family-centered behavioral health, education and child welfare services for children, youth, and families. Each day, more than 2,350 youth are in Ranch care, receiving services designed to help them become successful within their families, schools and communities.

Today, The Buckeye Ranch operates from six different locations to form a network of support throughout Central and Southwestern Ohio. We pride ourselves on offering specialized programming designed to meet the needs of our children, youth, and families. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping each child achieve their goals.

Since the beginning, The Buckeye Ranch mission has been, restoring hope and providing healing for children, youth, and families.