Beecholme Children’s Home was founded in 1879. For the last couple of years an investigation has been ongoing into possible abuse conducted against the children in the years between 1957 and 1974.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
- Beechholme (Wikipedia)
- HOUSE OF HORRORS Cops investigate children’s home ‘where at least 118 kids were beaten and tortured over two decades’ (The Sun)
- Institutional Child Abuse – Beecholme childrens home – Surrey (The UK & Ireland Database for crimes against kids.)
Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch claims that they have changed over the years and that is good because it was a bad place in the past. Abuse – even sexual – among the children, violence committed by adults is just some of the issues, the teenagers in the past had to deal with.
Now they even want to name a dorm after one of the persons who was responsible for the violence. Was it not better that they named it after one of the persons who sought to that the place was regulated by the legislation ending the abuse?
Safe to say that it was not a fun place for a teenager to stay in the past.
- AGN EXCLUSIVE: Former Congressman Bill Sarpalius details suffering abuse at Boys Ranch (Amarillo Globe News)
- Amarillo-area Boys Ranch apologizes for decades of physical, sexual abuse of at-risk youths (Dallas News)
- Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch acknowledges, apologizes for decades of physical, sexual abuse (Lubbock Online)
The House of Prayer for All People existed from 1985 to 1995. It was a cult-like group home. The police have charged the Anna Elizabeth Young, who was in charge og the group home for murder.
A boy died. The investigations show that food was withheld leading to the death of Emon Harper, who was around 2 or 3 years old at the time.
Other vitnesses have told about children being bathed in chemicals.
It could not have been fun to be there as a child.
- Gainesville religious home owner, now 75, charged in child’s death (News-journal Online)
- Leader of ‘Cult-Like’ Boarding School Is Arrested In Late 1980s Cold Case Death Of Toddler (Inside Edition)
It is one of the oldest treatment homes of its kind in the area. However the residents are concerned about riots. Decades ago one boy killed another. It does not seem that the supervision has improved since leaving a possibility that other families might suffer the same tragedy.
It cannot be fun to be there as a child – neighter being neighbor to the facility.
- Boy, 13, Held in Killing of Boy, 12, at School for the Troubled (The New York Times)
- Rough Sex Led to Boy’s Death, Officer Says (The New York Times)
- Plea bargain for teen who killed boy (UPI)
- Two Teens Arrested Following Large Riot At Pleasantville Cottage School (Pleasantville Daily Voice)
Kentucky Youth Academy located in Willisburg and Pikesville became the center of an investigation around 2002. It was alleged abuse of children and suspected use of corporal punishment, which caused the investigation.
The facilities were founded in 1997 and 1999. While being created as a non-profit operation, the manager were able to get a large sum of $500,000 per year.
The Juvenile Justice Department (JJD) closed the facilities in 2002 after six weeks of investigation.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
Two Private Kentucky Youth Facilities Closed for Abuse (Prison Legal News)
Magleby Skolecenter (Magleby School Center) which is a treatment center with ties to the Tvind organization. They won a vendor about housing and treat children with autismn based on a cheap price level. Professionals and experts in autismn are concerned about lack of trained employees. The treatment center also have foreign volunteers filling in for the untrained employees.
Denmarks Radio covered Tvind October 2017. It was revealed that Magleby also takes children in with other issues, even criminal convictions.
It cannot be fun to be at this group home as a child if the child suffers from a mental issue which demands high skilled employees and the group home cannot provide it.
Tvind: Skolecenter ufrivilligt i vælten (Sjællandske Nyheder)
Småskolen ved Nakkebølle is a group home in Denmark. A television program revealed that the management had connections to the people behind Tvind which is a company which used to control a number of boarding schools. Now Tvind has built an empire of group homes and treatment centers all over Denmark.
Denmarks Radio broadcasted two TV-programs October 2017 showing that the employees were untrained and the youth not screened before they were sent to the group homes which resulted in poor treatment and even violence against the teenagers and employees.
Some of the employees were even foreigners with no knowledge about what it take to treat the teenagers who suffer from various mental issues.
It cannot be fun to live there.
- Tvind Alert (Info page about Tvind)
- Teachers Group: The cult-like group linked to a charity that gets UK aid (BBC)
- Denmark’s Tvind (BBC)
The facility also known as Coffee Creek Center or Olympia Kiwanis Boys Ranch is under investigation due to actions, which took place when the facility was in operation between 1971 and 1994. Numerous lawyers have seen the opertunity to be part in lawsuits.
However it would have been better if the authorities had been allowed to interfere when the place was in operation so some of the children could have avoided their experience. It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.
- Pervasive and Systematic Abuse at the Kiwanis Vocational Home (KVH or Coffee Creek Center) and the Olympia Kiwanis Boys Ranch (OKBR): Were You a Group Home Victim? (PCVA Law firm)
- Kiwanis Vocational Home: While Abuse Claims Were Muted, Financial Problems at the Home Were Well-Known (Lewis County Watch)
- Sexual Abuse, Fraud and Negligence Alleged at Closed Centralia Home for Boys (The Chronlicle)
A boy ended up in a hospital where he is unlikely to ever recover. His mother seeks answers and while the management of the group home state that they will coorparate none seems interested in finding out why the boy will most likely die from his condition. A former assault on the same boy was not reported, so there are real questions which demand answers.
It cannot be fun to be at this group home, when answers are not given when children are hurt.
The Children’s Receiving Home in Sacramento has since 2012 been investigated by the authorities. Among the points of interest in the investigation were poorly trained staff, mishandled medications and filthy dorms.
An employee had an improper relationship with a child. The dorms continue to be filthy to such a degree that the inspectors cannot stand how it smells inside the dorms when they inspect the facility.
Still it remains in operation.
We are asking. How much should it take before such places are closed down?
It cannot be fun to be there as a child.
- Numerous violations cited at Sacramento foster care shelter campus (The Sanfrancisco Chronicle)
- Children’s Receiving Home of Sacramento target of civil suit after former counselor convicted of sex with client (The Sacramento Bee)
- Children’s Receiving Home counselor accused of sex acts with minor (KCRA news)
- Children’s Receiving Home Opens Doors After State Foster Care Complaints (CBS news)