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930. Sacre Coeur orphanage

The Sacre Coeur orphanage was founded around year 1901. It continued to house children until the 1980’s. The last part closed down in 1996. As result of the media coverage of Haut de la Garenne, investigation was broadened to other facilities on the Jersey Islands which then brought the Sacre Coeur orphanage into focus. Allegations include sexual abuse

Jimmy Savile which since his death had been recognized as an abuser has been mentioned in relationship with this facility.

It is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a child.


929. Roost Services

Roost Services is a group home located in American Fork in Utah.

The target group is people with developmental disabilities. In 2021 it attracted attention from the media when it lost an 11-year-old boy 9 days before the boy was found dead in a hot car.

The facility was placed under extra supervision but it safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there as a child.


928. Maple Lake Academy

Maple Lake Academy is located in Spanish Fork, Utah

They have both a department for girls and one for boys. Complaints have been brought on Reddit regarding lack of willingness to bring children who are ill to doctor or hospital.

The facility has been given a warning after employees acted unprofessional.

January 2022 this policy resulted in the death of a girl according to the authorities. Other complaints have been brought on Reddit and the website of BreakingCodeSilence. Later in 2022 the authorities moved to have the facility closed.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


926.  Daniel’s Academy

The academy is located near Heber City in Utah. Reviews are mixed and the management has changed. A review based on a recently stay states:

I haven’t been a student here since may of 2020, however, while i was there many things occurred. an extremely  high ranking staff member was caught molesting/sexually abusing a child and her mother at a nearby roller skating rink. other things that occurred were that employees that actually help are near- completely ignored. this facility is completely profit based, and contrary to advertisement, we had very little outside interaction. the head of the school, Jay Williams, is very condescending and regardless of whether student’s complaints are serious and valid, ignores it using DBT and CBT as an excuse, telling them to just deal with it. usually understaffed, many staff go mad with power and punish students they find in opposition to their beliefs and decisions, regardless of whether they are right. staff ignore important rules and vigorously enforce ones that make little sense. students leave with more phycological damage than they came in with. recreational therapy. most times. we had to earn any and all privileges, and sometimes had to restrain students who were attacking others because staff did nothing. think twice between sending your child here or applying for a job

Chris B.

In the media the facility is mentioned in relationship with a police investigation into a case where an employee accidentally shot a student with a pellet gun and tried to cover it up by giving a student a magazine which for strange reasons is illegal to give to minors in that state.

It seems that it is not fun to be there when even litterature teenagers in other countries read normally can be read in that state and it cannot be fun to be shot by a pellet gun either.


920. Victory Village USA

When it was clear that Freedom Village – entry 276 – became difficult to manage due to the interest the authorities in New York took forward the facility, the management decided to close it down and look for a place where legislation was more relaxed and basically took little interest in the living conditions of the children confined to the facility.

The management believed that the state of South Carolina would be a safe haven for a facility where it was in the interest of the owners not to have supervision from state officials into how the facility was run and the result became that Victory Village established themselves in South Carolina.

Given the way they have managed the old facility, it did not take long before the local authorities had to concern themselves with the strange way the facility was run.

As for the children placed at the facility it can safe to say that it cannot be fun to be there.


918. Godthaab

Godthaab was a children orphanages located in the town of Frederiksberg in Denmark. It opened in 1876 and closed in 1984. Part of the orphanage was operated with use of corporal punishment. The care was based on so-called Christian values. The boys had to keep their hands over the bed sheets so they did not “abuse themselves”. Bedwetting resulted in forced labor in the cellar.

Some of the children were lured into participation in medical trials financed by CIA in the United States. The aim of these medical trials were to investigate schizophrenia and were published in secrecy at the University of Copenhagen by doctor Fini Schulsinger. The involvement of the children in these trials were a possible violation of the Nürnberg Code of 1947 as the children were not old enough to grant consent and the parents of the children were not informed.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.


917. ABA Therapy Solutions

ABA Therapy Solutions which were located in Calhoun, Louisiana, United States closed in 2018 due to problems with their license. Now the police is investigating and some of the employees were charged with abuse.

Articles speak of use of violence against the children. One of the claims mention a tooth being knocked out. Accusations supported by texts being sent among the employees.

It could not have been fun to be there as a child.


909. Casa La Esperanza

Casa La Esperanza located in Ensenada, Mexico was among the so-called rehabs closed in 2004 after a long thorough investigation. At the time of its closure 20 detainees called students in the press was present.

The exact location and nature of this facility is not known as most of the sources have been lost. If you by chance know something, please comment this article.

However based on the testimonies of others who have been in similar facilities in Mexico it is safe to assume that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


907. Morris Small Family Home

The authorities – Riverside County District Attorney’s Office -filed a number of charges against the couple who ran the Morris Small Family Home. Among those charges were 14-count involving neglect result in the death of 17-year-old Diane Ramirez as well as very indecent behavior against some of the children.

Also relatives to the children placed in the home claim that the children when they reached adulthood was tricked into legally binding relationships. The worst part of this story is that parts of the social services seem to have been tipped off before the tragic death but did not react in time.

If the accusations are true it is safe to say that it could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.


906. Piney Ridge Treatment Center

The Piney Ridge Treatment Center located in Fayetteville is controlled by the Acadia Healthcare inc. In 2019 reports of neglect, sex and dirt was reported in the media.

Disability Rights Arkansas claimed that the facility did not take the medical issues of the children placed at the facility enough into consideration and also supervised them too little so some of the children were hurt.

The report together with reports from other facilities controlled by the Acadia Healthcare Inc. paint a picture of a system where the consideration for profit endanger the welfare of the children.

It cannot be fun to be there as a child.