Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC Admission Questions
Is there an airport near the ranch?
Will my son participate in daily prayer?
Will my son attend Church services?
What is your religious affiliation?
What curriculum does Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC recommend?
Do all troubled youth on the ranch attend school?
What is the recommended length of stay at Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?
How long does it take to process an application?
When do you take applications?
What type of boys come to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?
What ages of troubled boys does your program accept?
What are the requirements for admission to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC?
What is NOT included?
What is the program cost?
At Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC, we believe that healing happens through patience, cultivating change, and the love of Christ. At Triangle, your teen will have continuous opportunities to manage their emotions in a healthy manner, learn personal responsibility, and learn to care for themselves once more. We believe that every young man deserves a chance to heal their mental and emotional wounds in a safe and challenging space.
Of course, realizing that your child may be in need of our help is the first step to changing their life for the better. As no journey to a happier and healthier life is the same—without a clear cut “start-time”—applications and enrollment are accepted year-round. Instead of waiting to seek help, we’re here the moment you need us. We serve boys who have:
- A history of mild to moderate emotional issues
- Behavioral issues due to mental and emotional problems
- Low self-esteem
- Continually show defiance at home, in school, or in their community
- Underachieved academically
- Substance abuse issues
- Family conflict
The Steps to Program Acceptance & Admission
Acceptance into our program is based on a combination of behavioral review and consultation with a potential student’s parent(s), guardian, or sponsor. Our program is specifically geared to assist struggling teenage boys (ages 10-17) to create a chance for a successful future, teaching them valuable skills, morals, and ethics that are necessary to find a healthy place in the real world.
With every potential student, acceptance into our program is offered after we’ve reviewed and evaluated the current and past history of behavior. We want to make sure that our ranch is a safe place for your son and will continue to be a safe space for the current teens in our care. We’ll need your help to make certain that your son is a good fit within our program and amongst others currently working in our program.
If you’re ready to take this first step to evaluation, please fill out the admissions form, answering honestly about family history and your child’s ongoing behavior. This form will work as a “pre-interview” of sorts, helping every party decide if our program is the right fit at this stage in their adolescence.
Contacting a Counselor
After you’ve determined your son is a good fit for Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC and filled out the initial form, you’ll need to speak with an admissions counselor to perform a phone interview. It’s at this point that we further review your son’s history and can personally answer any questions you may have about our approach and our property. If desired, you are welcome to set up a ranch tour with an admissions counselor to help you understand where your son may be staying and what their daily life might look like.
At this point, we can also help you determine whether or not your insurance will cover the cost of treatment, and if not, we can offer financing suggestions if needed. This will help you understand your potential monthly out-of-pocket expenses for the duration of treatment.
The Enrollment Packet & Travel
After you’ve talked to an admissions counselor, they’ll be able to send you an official enrollment packet, which you can complete and return in your own time. After your son’s packet has been returned, you can choose to make transportation arrangements to Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC. We always recommend accompanying your child or making transport arrangements with our transportation services for an additional fee.
Enrollment & Behavioral Evaluation
Once your son arrives at the ranch, we’ll ensure that all necessary paperwork has been completed and enrollment details are entered. From here, your son will be scheduled for an educational and therapeutic evaluation.
Is Now the Right Time?
If your son has begun to display characteristics that are unlike himself, dangerous, or uncontrolled, Sunlight Mountain Cattle Ranch, LLC can help. We understand that, to some degree, every teenage boy will struggle or falter in their adolescence. However, we understand how distressing it can be to feel as though you’ve lost your child completely. Don’t wait until it’s too late for your teen. Our Catholic therapeutic treatment program may be the answer. If you’d like to learn more about admissions or how our program can benefit your child, speak to a counselor today. If they’ve lost their way, we can help your son find a better path.