Special K Ranch provides family oriented Christian homes, on a working ranch, for adults who have developmental disabilities.
The ranch is located on 230 acres 8 miles east of Columbus between the frontage road and the Yellowstone River.
There are 31 residents living in seven separate family homes (4 per house) with a married couple who serve as home and vocational advisors.
Several cognitively challenged people from surrounding communities take part in the daily vocational program.
We have completed our new home of long-term living for 8 of our older residents.
There are 24 full-time employees and several part time relief workers.
In the 20 greenhouses on the property the residents and staff grow contracted bedding plants that are sold throughout Montana.
Tomatoes are grown in two of the houses February through October and sold to grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets with other vegetables and melons grown at the ranch.
The staff and residents also lamb 180 ewes and raise calves for ranch use and sale. Visitors are always welcome.