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Sundown M Ranch is a residential and outpatient treatment program for adults and adolescents ages 13 to 17. Set on a 35 acres nestled at the entrance of Yakima River Canyon in rural Washington state, Sundown M Ranch was founded in 1968 by three businessmen in recovery. It is accredited by the State of Washington Department of Health, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery and CARF.

Accommodations and Food

Residential clients are housed in Sundown M Ranch’s motel-style buildings. Clients have a private bedroom but do share a Jack and Jill-style bathroom with another client. The campus also features a lecture hall, a conference room, gym and coffee shop. There is no TV or Internet and clients are not permitted to use cell phones or personal electronics. There are facility pay phones available for clients to use at any time. Visitors are permitted on the weekends and holidays.

Meals are served cafeteria-style in a dining hall and designed by a dietician. Though sugar and caffeine are available at the cafeteria and coffee shop, Sundown M Ranch’s meals are designed for optimal nutrition.

Treatment and Staff

Sundown M Ranch can accommodate 100 adults and 60 adolescent residential clients. The outpatient program generally has 30 to 50 clients at a time. Length of treatment is 20 days for adults and 45 days for adolescents. Length of outpatient treatment is based on the needs of the client. Treatment includes both individual and group therapy, and utilizes CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the 12 steps. According to state licensing, Sundown M Ranch is dual diagnosis capable and can offer sub acute detox treatment.

The day begins at 7:30 with a routine of meals, meetings, classes, activities and personal time. Classes include life skills, parenting classes as well as topics specific to elders and new parents. The adolescent program has a school program in cooperation with the local school district and works with clients’ schools to ensure they complete coursework.

Outpatient treatment includes Level 1 care for clients who require treatment once a week and a Level 2 Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for clients who require treatment four times a week. Clients who completed the residential treatment program may receive outpatient treatment as continuing care.

The 150 mixed gender staff members include a psychiatrist, a medical director, LCDCs, NLPs, LMHCs and clinical and support staff. The staff-to-client ratio is two-to-one.


Sundown M Ranch’s family program accommodates up to two of a client’s family members to stay on the premises for three days to receive extensive individual, family and group sessions. Equine therapy is offered to adolescent clients and extensive team building exercises like challenge courses are available to all clients.

In Summary

Sundown M Ranch offers affordable, well-rounded residential treatment to adults and adolescents in a bucolic setting. In addition to its evidence-based practices and 12-step, Sundown M Ranch offers a wide variety of life education classes and group session topics specific to the different needs of its diverse clients. Sundown M Ranch’s dedication to a client’s family sets its program apart from other mid-range residential treatment programs.

Sundown M Ranch Location

2280 State Route 821
Yakima, WA 90901

Sundown M Ranch Cost

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