Offering hope for young men struggling with behavioral, mental and emotional health.

Young men come to Rawhide at some of the lowest points of their lives—when they’re endangered, abused or making poor choices. At Rawhide, they don’t find judgment.
They find the love, compassion and hope that has been missing in their lives.



Looking to refer a youth?

Fill out our admission form and our team will get in touch.

Common struggles include:

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Child and adolescent emotional or behavioral problems
  • Life crisis and transition
  • Loss and grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Physical abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relational difficulties
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual behavior issues

Campus based, family oriented.

Making lasting change through relationship-based residential treatment, education, and life skills development.

An approach that models healthy adult-youth relationships

Our caring house staff creates safety and builds relationships to help youth heal and learn healthy social behaviors.

Accredited on-site school with individualized curriculum

Residents work toward meeting educational goals so they can confidently enter the workforce and reintegrate into the community.

Cutting-edge, evidence-based counseling services

Residential youth find healing and hope through best-in-class counseling and therapy with our highly trained, licensed therapists.

Unique, Hands-On Job Training Experience

Youth earn academic credits all while exploring career options in the automotive, culinary, and welding industries.


Completing the journey.

In a family-living environment, young men learn independent living skills as they prepare to rejoin their communities.

Rawhide is QRTP Certified!

Rawhide is one of the first organizations in Wisconsin to receive its Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) certification to continue being a leader in quality residential care.

Learn more about QRTP certifications.


Spiritual support.

Rawhide partners with Young Life, a Christian, nonprofit organization that introduces adolescents to Jesus Christ and helps them grow in their faith.​

Residential services that make lasting change.

Our complete continuum of care, unique home-like environment and customized treatment goals combine to enable better outcomes and transformative results.


Earn credits

During their time at Starr Academy, 82% of students earn high school credits.


Increase GPA

During their time at Starr Academy, 71% of students increased their GPA.



Rawhide residential and outpatient programs served clients from 38 Wisconsin counties.

“Rawhide got me to think about my future. My life is situated the way that I want it to go.”

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Contact us about residential services.

This residential program is available only for court-referred young men; parents cannot directly place their youth into this setting.

Need intake form?
Download here.

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