Offering hope for young men struggling with behavioral, mental and emotional health.
Rawhide’s community-based youth counseling provides a safe space for young men and women to talk about how they feel without fear of judgment.
Your donations help transform young lives.
Get involved in the life-changing work that happens every day at Rawhide.
Since 1965, our mission has been one of belief.
Join a team committed to uplifting the lives of at-risk youth – your journey of making a difference starts here.
For youth who are hurting, who feel lost or abandoned. For teens who question their worth, and families feeling powerless to help them. Rawhide exists for you. Because every one of us was created to be loved. And it’s our mission to help hurting and at-risk youth discover the hope of a healthy and fulfilling life.
For troubled young men who need healthy changes and a new direction.
For young men and women struggling with mental and emotional health.
Many of the youth who come to Rawhide are in real danger. From themselves, others around them or their living situations. Your support does more than help them find peace or stability. Your donations mean real lives saved.
During their time at Starr Academy, 82% of students earn high school credits.
During their time at Starr Academy, 71% of students increased their GPA.
Rawhide served 745 youth and families through residential and community counseling services.
77% of funds directly finance programs that serve at-risk youth and families.
A couple with a dream. A star quarterback with a heart for changing lives. Since 1965, Rawhide has carried on the legacy of hope that the Gillespie and Starr families first brought to life.
Casey, a 16-year-old from southern Wisconsin, has suffered from mental health issues for most of his childhood. As…
Kenny is a young man who dealt with unimaginable circumstances in his past. He faced uncertainty and fear…
Soon-to-be 16-year-old Conlan struggled with challenging family dynamics and experiences for most of his life. After making some…