About Us

Liberty Youth Ranch is one of Florida’s select 100% privately funded residential programs for vulnerable children, established in Bonita Springs, Florida in 2003. When a child or sibling group are in need of a home and stability, this is where caring adults can turn.

Common referral sources include:

  • School guidance counselors
  • Teachers
  • Pastors
  • Therapists
  • Florida’s Department of Children and Families
  • Grandparents
  • Single parents
  • Uncles and Aunts
  • Concerned neighbors

A Beautiful Bonita Springs Campus

Our semi-rural 156-acre campus in Bonita Springs provides a peaceful respite from the chaos that crisis can create. We are here for the children who need us the most…to help them thrive and succeed. We serve boy and girls from the age of 4 to independent living, caring for the whole child – physical, educational, social, and spiritual needs.

A Home and Family for Vulnerable Children

The Ranch provides a safe, sustaining home and family to children in crisis, providing 365 days and nights of wraparound care. A variety of therapeutic and recreational activities give children the opportunity to work through their circumstances while enjoying childhood to the fullest.


Children are provided a Christ-centered home focused on bridging academic deficits, learning life skills, developing interpersonal skills, and working together as a family. We address academic, emotional, behavioral, and social challenges of the children and families we serve – thereby changing the cycle for today and for generations to come.

Principles that guide the mission and daily operations of Liberty Youth Ranch.

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A message from visionary founder and CEO, Alan Dimmitt.

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It began with an orphan and a vision to provide vulnerable children a home and a family.

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A debt-free approach, balanced budgets, and private funding demonstrate our financial stewardship.

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Community leaders provide direction and leadership, ensuring the Ranch fulfills its mission.

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If you have a heart for ministry and children, consider joining our team of dedicated professionals.

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Learn more about Liberty Youth Ranch by reading our latest newsletters! You will find captivating stories, learn how we make every dollar count for our kids, gain inspiration from our cause – and more.

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