Address: 2725 Loyola Drive
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95618
Contact Person: Russ Kusama
Contact’s Position: Executive Director
Hours: 8-5 PM
Descriptions: Since 1976, Progress Ranch has provided residential care and treatment to emotionally troubled boys from 7-12 years old. Community homes provide a safe, trusting environment for the boys to live and ameliorate their emotional problems through learning social skills; individual, schools, group, and family therapy; and mainstreaming into community activities.
Volunteers are needed to act as “special friends” and literacy tutors for the children (similar to the big brother/sister program) and should have a desire to work with abused and neglected youths as tutors, counselors, interns, and child care workers. Employment opportunities may also be available. Qualifications include good communication skills, mature and reliable adult modeling, and a sincere desire to help troubled boys.
This agency is also looking for help with fundraising, upkeep and maintenance of the houses, and household responsibilities.