Welcome to Turn-About Ranch! Thank you for taking a few moments to learn about our program.

At Turn-About Ranch, we understand that the decision to enroll your child in a residential program is never an easy one.

I want to personally assure you that I and every other member of our team are committed to working with you, to earning and retaining your trust, and to ensuring that you remain informed, engaged, and actively involved in your child’s progress.

Turn-About Ranch is a special place that provides a unique set of services to struggling young people and their families. Our students don’t just learn about concepts like leadership, teamwork, accountability, and responsibility—they put these concepts into practice in a real-world environment.

They also reap the benefits of doing things the right way and deal with the consequences when they or their teammates come up short.

Our website provides a wealth of information about the many features that make Turn-About Ranch an effective place – such as our strong accredited academic program, our sophisticated clinical model, and the unique experience of contributing to an actual working ranch.

I’d like to take a moment to talk about the true heart and soul of Turn-About Ranch: the people who come to work here every day with the sole goal of guiding young people along the path toward a healthy and productive future.

When your child enrolls at Turn-About Ranch, they will work with a team of professionals whose skills are surpassed only by their compassion and dedication. In the classroom, during therapy sessions, and on the ranch, our staff members work in active collaboration with our students to ensure they are receiving the guidance, support, and supervision they need.

Simply put, the members of the Turn-About team have dedicated their lives to helping students and families. We place a premium on ensuring our program remains a safe and supportive place for your child. We promise to never do less than our absolute best in providing them with the personalized care needed for a lasting positive change.

We also make a concerted effort to ensure you will remain an informed and active presence in your child’s life as they progress through our program.

Thank you again for your interest in Turn-About Ranch and spending a few moments here to learn more about our program. If you have any specific questions for me or any other members of our staff, please call 800-842-1165 or visit our Contact page.

From the entire Turn-About Ranch team, I wish you and your family all the best as you work toward a bright and beautiful future!

Michelle Lindsay of Turn-About Ranch
Michelle Lindsay
Executive Director
Turn-About Ranch


"In a time of turmoil with our child and researching a facility, hands down we couldn’t have found a better place. A big part of our decision was made by talking to past parents."

- Hopeful in Nebraska, May 2021

"TAR was wonderful for helping my daughter. Staff is great to the kids and she is getting the help she needs. While visiting at mid term I was very pleased with ranch staff was so great. And my daughter was so excited to show us around and meet everyone that works there. I got nothing but positive feedback from my daughter. Thank you turnabout ranch."

- Rene Stepanian

"Absolutely recommend this program without a doubt. I was a frustrated mother at a breaking with a struggling teenager that hit rock bottom. Without this program in our life, I don't know if I would have ever seen his smiling face again. I can't say enough about the staff, counseling and program itself. Don't listen to the negativity with reviews, I didn't. It was a tough decision but thank God every day I trusted my gut and the program. I have my son back and yes it's a tough structured program but all in a good way, the way it needs to be. He needed a drastic measure and TAR exceeded my expectations. Worth every penny. Thank you!!!"

- Amanda J. Miller

"TAR saved my daughter's life ~ She is now happy, very successful and I owe so much of that to them!"

- Wendy Werner

"My daughter was at Turn About Ranch. This program not only saved her life but also United us as a family. It was the most humbling experience of my life and leaving her was the hardest thing I ever had to do. Getting her back - as she was before she got into trouble - was the most rewarding and amazing thing. It’s the end result that makes the process worth while. The staff was so wonderful. They made this experience easier to go through. Michelle and Lorie keep me posted on my daughters initial days then the weekly posting of her progress gave me strength. The staff made such an impression on my daughter that she wants to continue a relationship with them. Her therapist called weekly and never held back on setting her father and I straight. This program is not only for our children but for the entire family. Don’t hesitate! This program will work if all efforts are made by both the parents and child. Totally worth it. My daughter is now home and in private school and putting her life back together day by day. It’s a blessing to know Turn About Ranch is still there if we need them. Very happy mom in San Diego."

- Julissa Hernandez

Turn-About Ranch

280 N 300 E.
Escalante, UT 84726
(800) 842-1165