230. House of Barnabas

The last known location of the program was in Montana. Hopefully it is closed now and the website is down. They moved their program when they couldn’t run the program with the standards required by the law.

In 2001 the House of Barnabas, a Christian residential program for troubled boys that was illegally operating without licensure in Wyoming, moved its program to Montana where it was exempt from licensure requirements.

Two months later the program director drove a resident to an airport in Wyoming and left him there without money or a ticket to go home to the East Coast. Wyoming Child and Family Services was called; the youth reported that he had been involved in a sexual encounter and was expelled “because he would not repent.” Today this program that did not meet Wyoming’s basic safety and health standards still operates in Montana.

It didn’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.

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