The staff at The Ranch at Riverhead believes that young people need to be involved in “hands on” activities to thrive and are proud to offer a wide array of year round, practical job training opportunities.

Learning takes place under the direction of a caring, well-trained mentor and, by design, is both educational and therapeutic. Additionally, residents are paid for their work.

Residents also learn essential supplementary real-world job skills weekly in a classroom setting.

These Skills Include:


  • Financial management
  • Interview training
  • Resume writing
  • Team building
  • Time management

  • Resident Jobs Include:

  • Building maintenance
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Horticulture
  • Wood working
  • Horsemanship/animal care
  • Construction
  • Landscaping
  • Farming