Reigniting Hope
The Campaign for Youth Dynamics

We serve every child with any need, every day, anywhere in Montana.

Known today as Montana’s largest provider of mental and behavioral health care, Youth Dynamics provides individualized treatment plans and wraps the family in support to help children and families in need. All of these services are provided on a continuum of care, reflecting our commitment to providing wrap-around care so that every child gets the treatment, care and support they need. At YDI, we reignite hope for meaningful and long lasting change, hope for a caring and loving home, hope for more good days and hope for the future.

We Are The Sole Mental and Behavioral Health Provider For Many Montana Communities

Childhood is supposed to be a time for possibilities filled with fun, innocence and excitement for what lies ahead. However, for thousands of Montana children and teens, this is not the case. They struggle every day with their mental and behavioral health.

highest teen suicide rate


rise in teen depression since 2012

counties had 1+ pediatrician

counties had no psychiatrist

counties had no psychologist

counties had no licensed social worker

The Goals

This effort is both necessary and ambitious, yet realistic and attainable. And, when successful, it will plant the seed of hope for YDI and for the thousands of kids and families we serve each year.

A Better Boulder Campus

Boulder Residential Treatment Campus — Since 2005, Youth Dynamics has operated a residential group home campus in Boulder, MT. Beginning with two therapeutic group homes the campus was expanded in 2008 with two additional group homes. One specializing in the treatment of highly sexual youth — the only of its kind in Montana. 

  • Spacious campus and buildings meet code, the campus does little to inspire hope or positive change due to a combination of overdue maintenance, renovation and complete replacement.
  • Additionally, the grounds themselves do little to promote positivity. Where there should be grass, there is dirt.
  • While there is room to move, there is little to do with minimal play structures.
  • With adequate funding, we will renovate or replace each of the residential homes so that each meets the needs of clients, promotes YDI’s vision and reignites hope in all who live there.

Funding Goal:
$3 million

Envision the Future

Scroll to see before and after pictures of how we hope to make our Boulder Campus more inspiring. 


With your help, we can make rooms less institutional and feel more like a home. 


existing classroom
existing bedroom
existing classroom
existing bedroom

Dream for the future:

capital campaign interior
capital campaign interior
capital campaign interior

The Campaign for Youth Dynamics

Contact Us

Kyle Lantz
Development Director

Tim Norbeck
Major Gifts Officer

Bree Nafts
Administrative Specialist

Thank You to our Leading Donors

Don and Carol Roberts

John and Tara Roberts

Wall Family-Power Townsend Foundation

Curt and Dani Wheeler

Enterprise Holdings Foundation

Barb and Bob Connors

Danny Zimmerman

Dennis and Val Sulser

Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund

John and Alice Hinshaw

Leslie Falcon

Fidelity Diagnostics Laboratory LLC

Nina Hernandez and Ryan Duffy

Sara Sampson

St. Piux X Parish

St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation