Ranch Ehrlo Society

About Ranch Ehrlo

Ranch Ehrlo Society, a non-profit organization, was founded by the late Dr. Geoff Pawson in 1966. It started as a single residential unit for six troubled boys and grew to a multi-service agency delivering a wide range of accredited mental health and developmental services on campuses located in and around Regina, Saskatoon, and Prince Albert.

We provide assessment and counseling services to participants, family therapy, early learning, education and vocational training, emergency receiving services, treatment foster care, supportive housing, residential treatment for children and youth with mental health and addictions needs, and residential and vocational services for older adolescents and adults with developmental disorders. Our participants are referred from across the country.

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Community programs

Ehrlo Housing

Ehrlo Housing

Provides affordable housing to low-income families, individuals with chronic mental health conditions, and young people transitioning from care.

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Ehrlo Sport Venture

Ehrlo Sport Venture

Provides youth and families with control of, and access to, a variety of recreational programs and removes barriers to allow everyone to participate in sport.

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Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Ehrlo Early Learning Centre

Offers high quality childcare to families in the city of Regina through the cooperation and involvement of parents, children, and caregivers.

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Ehrlo Counselling

Ehrlo Counselling Services

Provides a range of quality assessment, treatment, education, support, and community services that improve the lives of children, youth, and their families.

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Refer for treatment

We offer a variety of treatment services. Our residential programs serve youth and adults with complex needs on an individual, person-centered basis. Our family programs are in place to help families heal and learn to function together. Refer now.

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Residential programs

All residential programs serve a specific purpose designed to accommodate the needs of our residents. The Ranch is responsive to issues of cultural diversity and makes every effort to design programs and services that reflect the population it serves.

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Family programs

We believe families function better when they’re together.
That’s where our family programs come in: we offer three unique community services with the common goal of helping families reach their full potential.

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Helping hands for the community fridge

Helping hands for the community fridge

Take what you need, leave what you can – that is the idea behind the concept known as the community fridge. They are a 24-hour free food resource offering everything from fresh produce to canned…

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Taking improvement seriously

Taking improvement seriously

Ranch Ehrlo does important work – helping people, but we always want to do better.   Sometimes, incidents occur – a broken wrist for a…

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CARE in sports

CARE in sports

At Ranch Ehrlo, we apply our CARE principles in everything we do – including in our residential treatment programs, within our family programs, or in our community services.   CARE,…

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Expressing True Colours online

Expressing True Colours online

You know what they say – when one door closes, another opens. This has exactly been the case for the Ehrlo Counselling True Colours group, which is a space for LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay,…

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Preserving positive experiences through scrapbooking

Preserving positive experiences through scrapbooking

Encased with artistic creations and photographs, a simple scrapbook can go a long way when it comes to helping young children form their identities. These scrapbooks, developed by Rheyn Luha, a…

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Comfort kits

Comfort kits

Regina and Pilot Butte youth received a surprise before the start of their February break. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, each youth received a comfort kit backpack filled with items…

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Emergency services offer a safe space

Emergency services offer a safe space

Safe spaces are important for youth, especially when they need a temporary place to stay.   At Ranch Ehrlo, our emergency receiving services help youth on a short-term basis get their footing…

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Finding success though support

Finding success though support

Ben* had been having a tough time before joining Matheson House in Prince Albert. He had been struggling with substance use, depression, and anxiety in his home community.  But things began…

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Person-centred care amid COVID-19

Person-centred care amid COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. Many people are trying to live their lives as normally as possible while ensuring their own health and safety and the well being of others.…

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Get involved

As a non-profit organization, many of our programs rely on donations to continue to improve the services we offer our communities.

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