• we are

Operating since 1976, we offer treatment services and residential care for boys, ages 6 to 15 years. We have two homes (6 beds each) located in residential neighborhoods in Davis, California. The boys are eligible to attend local public schools.


Our Executive Director, Wendi Counta, a long-time Davis resident, has over twenty years of experience working with children. Her educational background is in Human Services management. She has been at Progress Ranch since 2012.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We strive for the following outcomes for our boys:

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  • we do it

We work to achieve these goals by

  • providing a nurturing home environment
  • being involved in a supportive community
  • emphasizing education
  • offering individual and family therapy

License and financial support

Progress Ranch is a nonprofit public benefit, 501(c) agency providing residential treatment services for the emotionally-troubled child. We are licensed by the State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division.

Children are placed by social service case workers from Yolo and other regional counties. Residential care is paid from government funds according to rates set by the State of California.


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I’ll never forget my first holidays at Progress Ranch. I was eight years old and there were presents and lots of smiles and I felt warm and safe for the first time in my life. It was the first place I ever felt like I belonged. -- Matt


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