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United Methodist Children's Home to end residential program | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 44 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 8, 2010, titled United Methodist Children's Home to end residential program | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

The United Methodist Children's Home is eliminating its residential treatment program for troubled youths amid criticism from Worthington residents and officials and the loss of a county contract.

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Worthington Resident

Columbus, OH

#21 Nov 8, 2010
The FCCS canceled the contract because the UMCH just recently refused residents, not because they knew UMCH was an out of control facility.

UMCH had signed the contract that said they should take every single resident that FCCS sent their way. Because of the attention and general chaos they actually refused a resident they knew they couldn't handle and as a result FCCS canceled the contract.

We should thank the city council, citizens, and media for finally holding them accountable so that they actually made an ethical decision (for once).

This new director is a great thing for this facility, for the kids, and for the community.

FCCS is a mess.
Rolls Eyes

Mcdonough, GA

#22 Nov 8, 2010
FCCS doesn't have the first clue. Never has.

Since: Sep 09

Defiance, OH

#24 Nov 8, 2010
Sometimes, long after the adults can't get a clue, the decisions make themselves, and this was the case with the United Methodist Children's Home.

Good riddance.
A Widows Son

Dallas, TX

#25 Nov 8, 2010
Final Solution wrote:
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The best way to cut crime is to execute all African-Americans in the United States.
You sir is what society calls, an idiot. Someone who hides behind a keyboard and says stupid things that you wouldn't dare say to someone in person.
Caring

Delaware, OH

#26 Nov 8, 2010
I am a former employee of UMCH and currently am a certified treatment foster parent for UMCH. I am also a teacher of students who have severe emotional disturbances. I have worked with the youth that no one else wants to work with and the UMCH has embraced that ministry for over 100 years when no one else was willing. I celebrate their ministry and celebrate the staff that have put their hearts and souls into the youth who have been served at UMCH. I am proud to call many of them friends, ministers and true leaders. Spend some time with these same youth, instead of passing a quick judgment, and I promise you will feel the same.
Hello friend

Celina, OH

#27 Nov 8, 2010
Clarence wrote:
Every one has ideas on what to do with the kids but no one wants to do them or wants them in their area. We cant just keep locking the kids up, they need treatment and news flash everyone locked up kids get out sooner or later. And with out treating the problem we will just have to put them into adult prisons. And just for record foster homes are a joke ,no kids who went in one way came out abused . its a shame that all anyone wants to do is lock up the teens.
They should be kept locked up as long as they commit crimes !!!!
anonymous

Reynoldsburg, OH

#29 Nov 8, 2010
Rolls Eyes wrote:
FCCS doesn't have the first clue. Never has.
You're the one that's clueless
John Wesley Harding

Amherst, OH

#30 Nov 8, 2010
You gotta notice that the Dispatch doesn't take comments about Somali's in Columbus or the Columbus area.
PEARL

Columbus, OH

#31 Nov 8, 2010
These kids will not disappear. They will be placed all around the county in foster homes, some of which are only in it for the buck and will let them run wild!
The path of crime will be widened.
It's sad they couldn't make it work.
Every community produces juvenile deliquents, but none want to deal with them.
dave chappelle

Since: Oct 10

Grove City, OH

#32 Nov 8, 2010
John Wesley Harding wrote:
You gotta notice that the Dispatch doesn't take comments about Somali's in Columbus or the Columbus area.
The Somalis are the Dispatch's new pets. Coleman is untouchable and he loves the skinnies, too.
dave chappelle

Since: Oct 10

Grove City, OH

#33 Nov 8, 2010
anonymous wrote:
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You're the one that's clueless
My wife and I tried to help a kid through FCCS. They were the nastiest, most clueless agency I've ever dealt with. Scum bags. No wonder kids are a lost cause when they go through that system.
Hello friend

Celina, OH

#34 Nov 9, 2010
Everyone keeps talking about these kids, these kids. FYI most of them are not kids. They are criminals. FCCS shoves them in anyplace they can just so they don't have to deal with them. The criminals they place in the Methodist home are many times sociopaths and psychopaths. The should never be in an unsecure facility. Sorry people but there ARE people who can't be saved. They should be treated kindly and fairly but they should never be placed in a vulnerable community to victimize it. Neither sociopaths or psychopaths can be treated or medicated to the point they could be considered cured. The only thing that works to lessen their activities is either a full or partial lobotomy. Horrible thought ? Yes, but people lose limbs or brain function everyday to treat other diseases. What is the difference with mental diseases that are otherwise incurable ?
Memo

Raleigh, NC

#35 Nov 10, 2010
Memo to Mr. Wilkins from an interested family member of a long time Worthington citizen/resident currently living directly across from UMCH's cottages in Worthington Estates:

Please consider UMCH partnering with the much more managerial-functional, financially 'solvent', Department of MRDD. A good model would be the Hilltop. NOT Mental Health, but MRDD. It would be well worth your while.
Truth

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#37 Nov 1, 2011
Glad they got rid of Karen Goggen and that snake Keith Queener who got paid while his kids was sick and didnt work the entire 2 weeks they both picked and chosed what kids they wanted. Treatment program that was a joke the Clinician they had were so dam young did have a clue in what was a treatment program. If they had been trained right and not given a job right after college with no experience on dealing with children. The racial game had lots to do with it also look how many African Americans they had working there the whites were so afraid of staff than the kids. The third shift staff spent more time in each other pants and not watching the childern at night caused alot of problem. The school sucked too they had a Principle name Ms. Brown she was worthless if she had taken the time to spend with the children instead on her back in the teachers lounge they would have known how tough it was to help these kids. Right Ruben pimps up hoes down. I am glad they closed this place down maybe in few years they can reopen with a better sense of direction.
sick of child molesters

United States

#38 Dec 3, 2011
Ruben coleman was the worst he abused the kids Chasity was the one he abused the most so if she want to press charges I will be right there to testify
clueless

United States

#39 Dec 3, 2011
Age doesn't matter nor education I was in FCCS as a child and also worked at UMCH as a adults I helped and got through to the kids but the staff were jealous of me because they thought I wanted the male staff NO I was there for the kids. They didn't know what those babies needed. They should of closed it down degree cannot teach you pain of abandonment or abuse and if I had the $ I would open it and Help these kids, that I once was! and can relate to each and everyone!. I would help them To become productive members of society. Katrina [email protected]
Debbie Gettings - Ipe

Ocoee, FL

#40 Apr 29, 2013
christina goode wrote:
This is sad for me . As a teenager I was there for about a year. 20 years ago the program had flaws but it was much more beneficial to the youths then than it is now. I was there the year the new cottages were built. We had to take our shoes off in the foyer then.It hurt my heart to hear of how run down the place is now.
I was there Apil 1974 - Jan. 1976 not because I needed adopted, but because I was haveing problems at home. It was a very well run place, we had chores to do daily, school & social events. I was taught respect & responsibility for my actions. This place has bettered my life and I wouldn't change one single memory.
Debbie Gettings - Ipe

Ocoee, FL

#41 Apr 29, 2013
christina goode wrote:
This is sad for me . As a teenager I was there for about a year. 20 years ago the program had flaws but it was much more beneficial to the youths then than it is now. I was there the year the new cottages were built. We had to take our shoes off in the foyer then.It hurt my heart to hear of how run down the place is now.
Would love to have some pics.
Oliver Canterberry

Chillicothe, OH

#42 Apr 29, 2013
Worthington Resident wrote:
I am so glad they got this new CEO in who finally has the courage to acknowledge what the home is and is not capable of.
After reading the reports and statistics (many provided by the home itself) it was clear that this place was a complete failure and an awful place for these residents as well as a source of danger for the community, after the carjackings, muggings, and physical violence.
As an aside, I am shocked at how much money they were losing. I knew the residents were being done a disservice and it was also unsafe for the community, but had no idea just how bad of a business situation they were in. They are not equipped for the services they were trying (and manipulating and using the police force) to provide.
I am relieved on behalf of the community and the residents who are also victims of this out of control facility. Now hopefully after so many years they won't be sticking with the status quo of failure.
Excellent point.

This is yet another liberal social engineering project gone awry, just like the massive public housing projects of the 1960's that were an utter disaster followed by the busing projects of the late 70's, early 80's that led to White Flight and the subsequent Urban Blight that characterizes cities with liberal mayors like Columbus, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C.

They say the "road to hell is paved with good intentions" and this is another example.
hey now

Columbus, OH

#43 Apr 29, 2013
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
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Excellent point.
This is yet another liberal social engineering project gone awry, just like the massive public housing projects of the 1960's that were an utter disaster followed by the busing projects of the late 70's, early 80's that led to White Flight and the subsequent Urban Blight that characterizes cities with liberal mayors like Columbus, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C.
They say the "road to hell is paved with good intentions" and this is another example.
Remember, urban blight is a result of organized blackness's inability to maintain the civilization left when YT fled the crime, declining property values, increased security costs, collapsed tax revenue. Don't use the liberals' term 'white flight'. Use instead, Congo-ification.

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