527. Havenwood Academy

The small facility seems to take in only teenage girls. We found this testimony:

This place ruined my life. It did nothing for my family or I.

They tried to keep me after I was 18, luckily they didn’t. I never had any problems there, followed the rules, my program, etc. Management was horrible, poorly run and planned. I gained 15 pounds living there because we ate terrible food and say on our asses all day. We rarely did any activities such as go to the gym or go rock climbing. RARELY. I was there for 8 months and went climbing maybe 4 times. I had to pee in a bathtub a lot because our toilets would clog and we (the girls) would tell staff, program director, and anyone who would listen and it wouldn’t be fixed for days. This place will not fix your daughter. You will hurt her, your relationship with her, among other things.

Please for the love of god don’t send your child here. Be a better parent. See a counselor. Don’t ruin and steal a year of your kids life because you think you know what’s best for them. This isn’t it. For some it may be, for most it’s not.


2021 update

In an article in Salt Lake Tribune it was revealed that the Department of Human Services in Utah had given the facility a Corrective Action Plan (CAP), which basically is an order to stop certain methods because they are illegal.

On two occasions employees had zip-tied residents and in one case even placed them in a water-filled horse’s trough. The facility are not allowed to zip-tie and that type of punishment is also illegal in Utah according to the authorities.

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2 responses to “527. Havenwood Academy”

  1. megan williams says :

    i went to havenwood academy and they did lots to improve my life through out my stay. i happened to learn alot and overcome many struggles most teens cant do on their own. maybe when you went they were new but havenwood is the best place i had ever gone to, for treatment. just because you dont like something doesnt mean you have to bring it up to the world and ruin someone alses life/ buissness

    • Rotsne says :

      You are entitled to state that your stay at the facility improved your life just as the other student are entitled to state otherwise.

      That is the freedom of speech, we Danes have protected since the Cartoon War which resulted in the death of 200 people and made our citizens proud of our nation. Living in a nation where we pay 50 percent of our income in taxes while still being punished economically if our children starts suffering from mental illness needing treatment at group homes, we have started this blog to secure good treatment of the children who have to live at a treatment center or school away from their home. If it insults some or results in shutdown of somes operation, it must be like that.

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