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Open Gate is a Level IV group home with 24-hour awake staff. We are licensed for 8 beds serving boys age 10 to 18 years of age. Placements are only accepted through State of Montana Social Services or Juvenile Probation Officers.

We believe in the principles outlined in the FosterClub ”Permanency Pact” (a pledge by a supportive adult to provide specific supports to a young person in foster care with a goal of establishing a lifelong, kin-like relationship)*. Kids do not “age out” of Open Gate.

*Foster Club – the national network for young people in foster care |

For more information, please contact:

Open Gate Ranch
Trout Creek, MT

Craig & Becky Barrus
Phone: 406-827-4805