222. Wings Of Faith Academy
Wings Of Faith Academy earlier known as Refuge of Grace Academy is a so-called therapeutic boarding school located near Stockton, Missouri.
A student and a parent of a student state on a message board:
my daughter jordan has been home for a yr now spent 4 monthes came home went back two.at any given time there are only 18 to 20 girls there. in the last month there have been 9 girls she went in that brief time who are pregnant one who lives with us.friday child services in missouri called my home.asking me if my daughter was abused physically.How do I answer that when I wasnt ther but I know I have the medical bills from urinary tract infections she never had before there and not since she left.and besides my own daughter who had no accredited schooling i was lied to she would i have another girl who was there over two yrs who didnt get her education either.I believed bud and debbie because I was a desperate parent who loved her child, like others .The fact is you will pay alot of money to people who lie to you play on your desperation and love for your child and all youll get is quiet at home while they are gone. and then they come home and its a bigger mess
even prisoners get an hour outside, for the first few months I was there we NEVER went out. I went to refuge march 2009 to nov and well.. I came out fragile and feeling like dying. The martins convinced my parents and I that I had stds to keep me there longer. Once my parents said they cudnt afford it they were happy to let me go! Besides that I went to the doc after I got out and foundout I was completely fine and healthy which made me so angry. I was at first disliked by debbie bcuz the first night I got restrained for pushing her back wen she pushed me first! I lost the feeling in my hands for a couple weeks. I was a guide there after a few months and tried to help as many girls as I cud. It was only possible for me to get through by learning to live inside myself. Their self righteous arrogant ways make a bad name for christians. Only God helped me through and only Gods forgiveness keeps me from a lawsuit.
Another former student wrote on a social network site:
I’m reporting them for child abuse as well as starting a petition. I was Debbie’s favorite girl to pick on when I was there. God, she was evil. Psychotic.I was restrained on my 3rd day there (after not eating for 3 days) because I told them my doc said I wasn’t supposed to do jumping jacks because I had tiny weak ass ankles, I was being calm & respectful the entire time & she was LITERALLY in my face, she made me do almost a 100 sit-ups instead, when I couldn’t go on, she threw me on the floor & had her daughter & the other bitches working there restrain me, after not even 2 minutes on the ground I agreed to do the workout & whatever they said, but they did not let me up until they had successfully cut off all the blood circulation to my arms, & then they made me do the workout. The tips of my fingers were numb for almost a month.
My hair fell out in chunks, my skin broke out like it’s never broken out before, I gained probably 40 pounds at least, my mom didn’t even recognize me on our first visit. She took away my facewash & contacts. She would do everything & anything to make me miserable, literally tell me “I know you’re miserable” with a smile & do that slow blinking thing she did as if she were taunting me, like “What are you going to do about it?” She lied to my mom, she yelled at me all the time, I was constantly in trouble in pink shirt & on wristband, NOT ONCE FOR MY ENTIRE STAY did she EVER ask me what brought me to Refuge, what I struggled with, how I was doing, not even stupid shit like my favorite color or hey, it’s nice weather today. She didn’t give a fuck about me.
On my “sweet 16” as she was cutting my cake she said, “I don’t know what your mom thinks is so sweet about you.” On the second Christmas I was there, third Christmas in a row away from home, I was crying of course, & she came in the room & yelled at me, “Stop crying! You don’t miss your family, you’re crying because you want to be doing drugs with your friends!” (I never did drugs before Refuge) I literally can go on & on & on. I’m going to write everything out like a book, damn it’s going to be long, but I’m going to do it. They’re still in operation, still fooling parents out of their money, still torturing young girls. I cannot remain silent.
It doesn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.
- Factsheet about the facility (Fornits Wiki)
- REFUGE OF GRACE ACADEMY FOR GIRLS,STOCKTON MO (Fornits Home for Wayward Web Fora)
- Thoroughly investigate previous & current conditions & allegations of physical, emotional, & psychological abuse occurring at both Wings of Faith Academy & Agape Boarding School in Stockton, MO. (Change.org)