5139 NE 94th Ave., Ste C, Vancouver, WA 98662 info@projectpatch.org 360.690.8495

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a few of the most commonly asked questions about the Project Patch programs.  We hope that by providing answers to those questions here we can help you quickly and efficiently.  Questions are separated by youth ranch and family center, so keep scrolling if at first you don’t see the question(s) you have.  If, after looking through this page, you still have questions, please feel free to contact us (360-690-8495 or info@projectpatch.org) or request additional information using this online form.

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What is Project Patch?

Project Patch is an organization dedicated to serving families and troubled youth.  We do this through our therapeutic residential behavioral treatment programs for boys and girls ages 12-17, and our Family Life & Conference Center, where we offer the Family Experience Weekend. We also provide parenting resources through out blog and seminars.


Where is Project Patch located?

Project Patch has three locations.  Our boys and girls programs are located on the same campus in the Idaho mountains, about an hour north of Boise.  Our Family Program is in Goldendale, Wash.  Our administrative offices are in Vancouver, Wash.



How much does the boys and girls program cost? Do you have scholarships?

For more information on the financial aspects of our youth programs, visit our financial information page. Through the generosity of donors, we have the option of awarding scholarship to qualifying families.


Do you take insurance?

Please contact the Admissions Coordinator for details regarding insurance coverage.


How do I find out if there are openings in the boys or girls program?

Call our admissions coordinator at 360-690-8495 during normal business hours (M-Th: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; F: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.) for availability.


How long will it take to get my child accepted into the program?

We understand that when you are looking for help for your child, nothing can be done too quickly. That is why we work side-by-side with you and walk you through every step of the process so that you can get your child the help he/she needs as soon as possible. When you submit your PreScreen it goes directly to our Admissions Department for review. Your PreScreen will be reviewed typically within 2 to 3 business days and you will receive a call from someone in the Admissions Department to discuss the results and the next step for your family. If you have been approved to fill out the application, the Admissions Department will work with you on how long the process will take as every application has individual circumstances that need to be taken into consideration.


What if my child doesn't want to go into your program?

We do not expect you son or daughter to want to attend voluntarily.  It is common for teens to resist what their parents want, especially if they are already struggling with other issues (the reason you are seeking help in the first place).  Ultimately, though, it is your choice as the teen’s guardian, and there’s nothing your teen can say or do to change that.  Many teens will fight to maintain control of their lives until the very last second, and we are patient and prepared for this.  Keep in mind, however, that while we do not expect them to be voluntary, we are not a secured facility.


Are you a boarding school (academy)?

Project Patch is a therapeutic residential behavioral treatment program for teens ages 12-17.  You child will attend school during the program but the primary reason for attendance is behavioral problems.


How do I get my child enrolled in your program?

The Project Patch is a therapeutic residential behavioral treatment program for teens ages 12-17.  The Patch school is part of both our Girls' and Boys' Programs and only teens admitted into the program at the youth ranch attend the Patch school.  For more information about the accredited school at the Patch youth ranch, Girls' Program, Boys' Program


Is your school accredited?

The Patch school is accredited by the State of Idaho Department of Education, and by the AdvanED as a special purpose school.  Our progressive school program prepares our youth for higher learning and deepens their comprehension of what they are currently studying.


When does school start and end in your program?

The school at Patch runs year-round, with a cycle of ten weeks in session followed by three weeks on break.


When will someone contact me once I submit a survey and/or application?

As soon as you submit your pre-screen survey, you will receive a confirmation email to let you know we received it.  Within two business days, you will receive a personal communication from our admissions coordinator, either via phone or email, to let you know what the next step is for you.

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