Selah Mountain Ranch was founded by Dale and Kimberly Nuss in 2018. As a therapeutic foster family who have fostered over 20 children and adopted many, they saw firsthand the needs of at-risk foster youth in Colorado. Selah (which means to pause or rest) Mountain Ranch was founded when 74 acres of land in Fremont County were purchased to support animal therapies, art programs, 4H, and other therapeutic programs.
The Ranch is a support to local foster families and their children, foster youth aging out of the system, and unaccompanied refugee minors. Selah Mountain Ranch was established to give all at-risk foster youth a place for restoration and healing.
Selah Mountain Thrift Store opened its doors in March, 2019 in a wonderful historic building in downtown Florence, Colorado, with the goal of supporting the efforts at Selah Mountain Ranch. The store sells gently-used clothing, home goods, shoes, coats, and more. Selah Mountain Thrift Store is 100% donation-based, tax deductible, and accepts donations by pick-up and drop-off.
Some of the programs that the Nuss family hopes to offer to foster children and families through the Selah Mountain Ranch are:
- Art and creative writing
- Life skills
- Clothing vouchers
- Summer day camps
- 24-hour on-call therapist
- Suicide prevention
- Trauma therapy and training classes
- Drop-in respite care
- New mom classes
- Family visitation center
- Konina dinners
- Laundry of Love
If you’d like to learn more about this organization, visit the Selah Mountain Thrift Store’s Facebook page HERE, Selah Mountain Ranch’s Facebook page HERE or their website HERE. Or just stop by the store at 100 East Main Street in Florence and have a chat while you’re shopping!
Welcome to Florence and Fremont County, Selah Mountain Thrift Store and Ranch!