About Rawhide

Rawhide At Risk Youth Programs

Located in the heart of Wisconsin along the scenic Wolf River, Rawhide is a faith-based, non-profit offering programs for at risk youth in Wisconsin. We offer residential care and outpatient mental health services dedicated to help at-risk youth and their families lead healthy, responsible lives. See our many programs and services.

Mission Statement

Being dependent on God, we inspire and equip at-risk youth and families to lead healthy and responsible lives through family-centered care, treatment, and education.

Vision Statement

Rawhide will inspire and equip at-risk youth and families, throughout the nation, to be profoundly changed, restored, and responsible.



Want to know more about Rawhide? Each issue of our newsletter shares stories and information about our events, new projects, and testimonials about how your support is changing lives.


Rawhide was founded in 1965 by John and Jan Gillespie with the help of NFL Hall of Fame Legend Bart Starr and his wife Cherry. We have a unique, rich story that will inspire you. Read on to learn more about our history.


We are led by a voluntary board of directors who are responsible for governing the objectives of Rawhide. The board is comprised of professionals, business leaders, educational staff, and counseling professionals who help effectively lead Rawhide.

Our executive team is made up of professional staff that lead distinct objectives at Rawhide surrounding youth services, education, work experience, administration and fund development. Most of these staff have been serving Rawhide for over 10 years.

Press Releases

Read our latest press releases in our press room.

Friends of Rawhide

Friends of Rawhide are volunteer community groups whose purpose is to promote Rawhide and expand our relationships at a grass-roots level. There are several chapters located throughout Wisconsin. To find out more, please visit our Friends of Rawhide page for more information.


If you are interested in a rewarding position where you can help contribute to Rawhide’s future and impact the lives of at-risk youth and their families, please review our current job openings.


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How Funds are Used