Note: this story has been updated to reflect that Charles Hall will not offer additional services upon the closure of its residential program, and that the non-profit has offered residential care since 1965.
The residential treatment program at Charles Hall Youth & Family Services in Bismarck will be closing its doors due to major funding shortages in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the non-profit’s communications director.
The program will close on Saturday, October 24th. Executive Director Gayla Sherman says with the closure of the residential treatment program, Charles Hall will not remain open for other services.
Four kids who are currently in the program’s care will relocate to either the Boys and Girls Ranch or Home on the Range in Sentinel Butte for equivalent care.
According to the non-profit’s website, the organization was founded in 1965 and has offered residential services since that time.