229. Star Meadows Academy / Hope Ranch

Old website when it was up

This girls home was located near Whitefish, Montana. The girls were forced to wear a farm like uniform and subjected to a very Christian program. The owners had their problems with creditors and the girls who had been at the program believed that the owners wanted them to be there even if all problems were fixed to the owners could continue to milk the parents for money.

A former student wrote:

I would never, in a million years, put my daughter through such a terrible program…. I am 22 now, and am still trying to get past many of the issuse that my stay at Hope Ranch have cause in my life… My relationship with my parents is beyond repair and I always find myself associating with people who my parents strongly disapprove of…. If your relationship with your daughter is a struggle… look at yourselfs as well as your interaction with her… Hope Ranch will NEVER be an option for my child because I wouldn’t risk losing her the way my parents lost me…. as far as I’m concerned… they gave up their rights as parents, the day that they sent me to Hope Ranch.

It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


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About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

2 responses to “229. Star Meadows Academy / Hope Ranch”

  1. Stephanie Minor says :

    I was actualy one of the girls that went to hope ranch in 2003, i am looking to find where i go to geta copy of my diploma they so call gave me????Did we really graduate or is that another thing i can dislike hope ranch for?? They were the WORST people i ever had to be around, so fake and money hungry and lied to our parents it was awful i just want the copy of my diploma if anyone can help me out that would be so awesome…

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