We are excited to announce the groundbreaking of our new Huyser Hall which will be a 32 bed residential living unit on our McCrossan campus. The 9,968 sq. ft. addition will help modernize our campus for at-risk youth and provide single room living quarters for boys residing at the Ranch.
“Some of our residential cottages are now 50 years old. We are excited to add a more modern and energy efficient facility that will greatly benefit our programs and the youth we serve,” says Brian Roegiers, Executive Director.
The cottage is being named after Arie Huyser, an Iowa farmer who recently left his legacy at the Ranch. The cottage is being funded completely as a result of the generous donation of Mr. Huyser. This is a significant project on campus to help enhance our programming, safety and security at McCrossan Boys Ranch.
To make this project possible, Mathers Cottage which was nearing the end of its usefulness on campus was torn down. Mathers Cottage currently housed our Transitional Program and our Shop Room on campus. A new Industrial Arts Building will also be constructed so the Ranch can continue to offer its popular Building and Trades program on campus.
McCrossan Boys Ranch currently has the licensed capacity to serve up to 77 boys on campus. This new addition may help us add new programs and possibly even add bed space to our campus over time. Over the course of a year approximately 200-250 at-risk youth are served at the Ranch.
Below: Cottage Floor Plan