Tag Archive | Louisiana

933. Hope Haven

Hope Haven located near New Orleans in Louisiana was founded in 1911 as  St. Vincent’s Hotel. The targetgroup was homeless men and boys. Over time it grew. Maybe the facility became too big to monitor as information now surface that a priest abused boys. The organization in charge at the time of the alleged abuse is the religious orders of Salesians of Don Bosco and School Sisters of Notre Dame as they are named in a lawsuit.

It would not be the first time lack of supervision results in abuse.

It sounds like it was not a fun place to be as a teenager.


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.


878. 220i leadership program

In year 2021 several media sources began to broadcast information about abuse going on in this program which is marketed as a leadership program for youth if the youth have values in choice of life partner and other similar areas. Then the teenagers are bullied by the employees.

It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


753. T.M. Landry College Preparatory

Sometime the price of higher education seems to be too high. According to various articles the environment at the school is marked by fear. The leader of the school was sentenced for simple battery and ordered to undergo a court-ordered anger management program. Currently the FBI is investigating the school.

It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.


178. New Bethany Home

The New Bethany Home actually covers the facilities in Louisiana due to the school being forced to move around every time the authorities began to investigate them.

They have been located near Longstreet, Walterboro and Arcadia. Mack and Thelma Ford were managers. Two employees Olin King and Robert King were convicted of false imprisonment but managed to get on probation instead of jail.

It didn’t sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.


177. Red River Academy

Red River Academy located just outside Lecompte in Louisiana is regarded as one of the remaining boarding schools which uses the WWASP curriculum using some kind of psychodrama as tool when dealing with troubled teenagers. Daylong seminars combined with a lot of use of restraints fill the daily life of the students which is isolated from their family most of the time while they are forced to attend the program.

It does not sound like a fun place to be as a teenager.

Update 2018

Late 2017 an employee was convicted of obscenity for criminal sexual conduct involving a student (DeRidder man pleads guilty to obscenity at U.S. Youth Services KALB news). A number of lawsuits can be found on the Internet. The school seems to be inactive. The school changed its name to US Youth Academy


176. Grace Christian Home & Academy

Grace Christian Home & Academy was located near Shreveport in Louisiana. The program had almost no students arriving willingly. The girls oddly had to earn the right to talk to their own family.

It didn’t sound like a fun place to live as a teenager.