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“It's all about the money”

Since: Jul 07

Clovis, CA

#1 Feb 21, 2008
Shondi and Peter Fabiano are the directors of Teen Challenge New England - Augusta in Winthrop. Shondi Fabiano was convicted of Second Degree Child Molestation in Rhode Island. She is listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. http://www.nsopr.gov

http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/fly...

http://sor.informe.org/cgi-bin/sor/step3.pl...

Teen Challenge New England - Augusta
11 Hudson Lane
Winthrop, ME 04346
[email protected]

Photo: Peter and Shondi Fabiano

http://www.nnedaog.org/FABIANOPETERSHONDI.JPG
Joe Mills

Danville, VT

#2 Mar 4, 2008
Official Press Release from Teen Challenge New England

From: Rev. Rodney Hart, President & CEO of Teen Challenge New England Shondi Fabiano began using drugs at age 12 and was a heroin addict by the time she was 19 years old. She was living with and using drugs with a 21 year old man who was also an addict. While under the influence of narcotics she had sex with a 14 and a 15 year old boy. The two boys were family members of the 21 year old male that was Shondiís boyfriend. The family of the boys filed charges against Shondi. Shondiís public defender told her that if she didnít want to go to jail for a long time she had better plead guilty. So she did. This was 15 years ago! Shondi sought help for her drug addiction at Teen Challenge and graduated with honors a year later. For the last 10 years she has dedicated her life to helping other drug addicts overcome their addictions and lead normal productive lives. Her life is a stellar example of one that has overcome incredible odds. Her life is a shining example and inspiration to all those who know and love her personally. She has been terribly embarrassed by this story. This was a tragic mistake that she will carry with her the rest of her life. She has completed probation without any violations and is no longer under any supervision. She is married, with a young infant and two teenage sons and poses no threat to anyone. To suggest that the community is at risk in any way is a gross exaggeration and extremely unfair to Shondi and the courageous steps she has taken to overcome the physical and spiritual obstacles in her life. Please direct all questions and comments to Rev. Rodney Hart, President and CEO of Teen Challenge New England.

“It's all about the money”

Since: Jul 07

Clovis, CA

#3 Mar 4, 2008
"TC is opening a center in my town in Maine and we are very concerned. Please share with me anything you think might help us prevent this from happening. The community does not want Peter and Shondi Fabiano running their evangelistic mission here..."

email, 2/27/08
CHANGED LIFE

Tarpon Springs, FL

#4 Apr 6, 2008
Teen Challenge Exposed wrote:
"TC is opening a center in my town in Maine and we are very concerned. Please share with me anything you think might help us prevent this from happening. The community does not want Peter and Shondi Fabiano running their evangelistic mission here..."
email, 2/27/08
IN REGARDS TO YOUR COMMENT ALL I CAN SAY TO YOU IS THAT YOU AS A CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE ASHAMED NOT TO WANT A COUPLE WHO'S LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY OUT LORD TO HELP THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE SUFFERING AND NEED GUIDENCE. I COMPLETED TEEN CHALLENGE PROVIDENCE UNDER THE GUIDENCE OF SHONDI NOT KNOWING ANYTHING REGARDING HER PERSONAL LIFE AND IN KNOW WHY HAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF IT NOW CHANGED THE LOVE AND UTTER RESPECT I HAVE FOR HER AND ALL AT TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND. I WAS A SCARED SINGLE MOTHER WHO NEED JESUS TO HEAL ME AND RAISE ME OUT OF A PLACE THAT I WAS SO STUCK IN AS I WENT THROU THE PROGRAM I RECIEVED THE LOVE AND COMPASION OF A MOTHER FROM SHONDI EVERY DAY I WOULDN'T HAVE MAD IT SOMEDAYS IF IT WASN'T FOR HER AND MANY OTHERS. SHE TOOK THE TIME TO CARE. SHE IS A TRUE WOMAN OF GOD AND CAN HONESTLY SAY SHAME ON YOU AND ANYONE WHO WOULD DARE ALLOW SOMEONES PAST TO BOTHER YOU KNOWING THE GOOD WORK THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES FOR THOSE IN NEED YOUR COMMUNITY SHOULD BE HONERED AND BLESSED TO HAVE THEM AS IF YOU WILL ALLOW THEY WILL ALLOW JESUS TO USE THEM TO BETTER YOUR COMMUNITY TO ITS FULLIEST

“It's all about the money”

Since: Jul 07

Clovis, CA

#5 Apr 6, 2008
CHANGED LIFE wrote:
<quoted text>
IN REGARDS TO YOUR COMMENT ALL I CAN SAY TO YOU IS THAT YOU AS A CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE ASHAMED NOT TO WANT A COUPLE WHO'S LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY OUT LORD TO HELP THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE SUFFERING AND NEED GUIDENCE. I COMPLETED TEEN CHALLENGE PROVIDENCE UNDER THE GUIDENCE OF SHONDI NOT KNOWING ANYTHING REGARDING HER PERSONAL LIFE AND IN KNOW WHY HAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF IT NOW CHANGED THE LOVE AND UTTER RESPECT I HAVE FOR HER AND ALL AT TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND. I WAS A SCARED SINGLE MOTHER WHO NEED JESUS TO HEAL ME AND RAISE ME OUT OF A PLACE THAT I WAS SO STUCK IN AS I WENT THROU THE PROGRAM I RECIEVED THE LOVE AND COMPASION OF A MOTHER FROM SHONDI EVERY DAY I WOULDN'T HAVE MAD IT SOMEDAYS IF IT WASN'T FOR HER AND MANY OTHERS. SHE TOOK THE TIME TO CARE. SHE IS A TRUE WOMAN OF GOD AND CAN HONESTLY SAY SHAME ON YOU AND ANYONE WHO WOULD DARE ALLOW SOMEONES PAST TO BOTHER YOU KNOWING THE GOOD WORK THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES FOR THOSE IN NEED YOUR COMMUNITY SHOULD BE HONERED AND BLESSED TO HAVE THEM AS IF YOU WILL ALLOW THEY WILL ALLOW JESUS TO USE THEM TO BETTER YOUR COMMUNITY TO ITS FULLIEST
Take a remedial English class. Jeez, do you ever need one...
CHANGED LIFE

Lilburn, GA

#6 Apr 8, 2008
LET JESUS JUDGE ME AND MY BAD GRAMMER WHEN I AM PASSIONATE OVER SOMETHING I TEND TO MISS TYPE THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE THOUGHT THAT YOUWOULD MAKE SUCH A COMMENT BACK TO ME SHOWS THAT YOU KNEW BETTER THAN TO PERSICUTE A COUPLE WHO IS OUT TO HELP CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOSE IN NEED IN YOUR AREA TAKE A CHANCE AND MEET THEM I AM SURE YOU WILL AGREE THEY ARE AVERAGE PEOPLE WHO LOVE JESUS AND ONLY WANTS WHATS BEST FOR EVERYONE... I BET YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IF YOU JUST LET JESUS USE THEM IN YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THOSE AROUND YOU. I ASSURE YOU THIS YOU WILL MATURE TO A LEVEL OF NOT WANTING TO MAKE SUCK A SMART COMMENT SUCH AS THE ONE YOU HAVE

“It's all about the money”

Since: Jul 07

Clovis, CA

#7 Apr 8, 2008
CHANGED LIFE wrote:
LET JESUS JUDGE ME AND MY BAD GRAMMER WHEN I AM PASSIONATE OVER SOMETHING I TEND TO MISS TYPE THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE THOUGHT THAT YOUWOULD MAKE SUCH A COMMENT BACK TO ME SHOWS THAT YOU KNEW BETTER THAN TO PERSICUTE A COUPLE WHO IS OUT TO HELP CHANGE THE LIVES OF THOSE IN NEED IN YOUR AREA TAKE A CHANCE AND MEET THEM I AM SURE YOU WILL AGREE THEY ARE AVERAGE PEOPLE WHO LOVE JESUS AND ONLY WANTS WHATS BEST FOR EVERYONE... I BET YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME IF YOU JUST LET JESUS USE THEM IN YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF THOSE AROUND YOU. I ASSURE YOU THIS YOU WILL MATURE TO A LEVEL OF NOT WANTING TO MAKE SUCK A SMART COMMENT SUCH AS THE ONE YOU HAVE
God damn, does your spelling and composition suck, or what?

Mistype? Passionate? I could be dead for two days and write better than you do!

Jesus, schmeezus. If Jesus returned to Earth today, he'd kick you right in the nuts. Put down that damn Bible and read "A Writer's Reference" by Diana Hacker. I used it in college, and if it could help an already good writer like I was, it could help you immensely. When you get down on your knees tonight, ask God to send you a copy. Lord knows, you certainly do need it.
CHANGED LIFE

Tarpon Springs, FL

#8 Apr 9, 2008
WOW SUCH INTENSE HOSTILITY I SHALL SAY I SEE THAT YOU NEED JESUS AS BAD AS ALL TEEN CHALLENGE STAFF AND STUDENTS AND ANY ONE WHO HAVE ENTERED AND COMPLETED THERE PROGRAM AS WELL AS 90% OF ALL PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH DO!!! HOW ABOUT YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN SALVATION AND PLEASE DON'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME WORRIED ABOUT OTHERS LIFE HAS MORE TO OFFER THAN THAT AND SO DOES JESUS GOD BLESS YOU

“It's all about the money”

Since: Jul 07

Clovis, CA

#9 Apr 10, 2008
CHANGED LIFE wrote:
WOW SUCH INTENSE HOSTILITY I SHALL SAY I SEE THAT YOU NEED JESUS AS BAD AS ALL TEEN CHALLENGE STAFF AND STUDENTS AND ANY ONE WHO HAVE ENTERED AND COMPLETED THERE PROGRAM AS WELL AS 90% OF ALL PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH DO!!! HOW ABOUT YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN SALVATION AND PLEASE DON'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME WORRIED ABOUT OTHERS LIFE HAS MORE TO OFFER THAN THAT AND SO DOES JESUS GOD BLESS YOU
Hostility? Try uproarious laughter.

90% of the people on Earth have completed Teen Challenge?

Dude, you're on drugs.
CHANGED LIFE

Tarpon Springs, FL

#10 May 5, 2008
Teen Challenge Exposed wrote:
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Hostility? Try uproarious laughter.
90% of the people on Earth have completed Teen Challenge?
Dude, you're on drugs.
FIRST OF ALL I AM NOT A DUDE THATS MRS TO YOU AND YOU MAY WANT TO GET YOUR EYE SITE CHECKED AND READ THAT STATEMENT I MADE AGAIN BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY YOU DIDN'T READ WHAT I SAID RIGHT
CHOSEN PEOPLE

Creamery, PA

#11 Jun 15, 2008
CHANGED LIFE wrote:
<quoted text>
IN REGARDS TO YOUR COMMENT ALL I CAN SAY TO YOU IS THAT YOU AS A CHRISTIAN SHOULD BE ASHAMED NOT TO WANT A COUPLE WHO'S LIFE HAS BEEN CHANGED BY OUT LORD TO HELP THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE SUFFERING AND NEED GUIDENCE. I COMPLETED TEEN CHALLENGE PROVIDENCE UNDER THE GUIDENCE OF SHONDI NOT KNOWING ANYTHING REGARDING HER PERSONAL LIFE AND IN KNOW WHY HAS THE KNOWLEDGE OF IT NOW CHANGED THE LOVE AND UTTER RESPECT I HAVE FOR HER AND ALL AT TEEN CHALLENGE NEW ENGLAND. I WAS A SCARED SINGLE MOTHER WHO NEED JESUS TO HEAL ME AND RAISE ME OUT OF A PLACE THAT I WAS SO STUCK IN AS I WENT THROU THE PROGRAM I RECIEVED THE LOVE AND COMPASION OF A MOTHER FROM SHONDI EVERY DAY I WOULDN'T HAVE MAD IT SOMEDAYS IF IT WASN'T FOR HER AND MANY OTHERS. SHE TOOK THE TIME TO CARE. SHE IS A TRUE WOMAN OF GOD AND CAN HONESTLY SAY SHAME ON YOU AND ANYONE WHO WOULD DARE ALLOW SOMEONES PAST TO BOTHER YOU KNOWING THE GOOD WORK THAT THIS PROGRAM DOES FOR THOSE IN NEED YOUR COMMUNITY SHOULD BE HONERED AND BLESSED TO HAVE THEM AS IF YOU WILL ALLOW THEY WILL ALLOW JESUS TO USE THEM TO BETTER YOUR COMMUNITY TO ITS FULLIEST
REGARDLESS OF "CHRISTIAN" COMPASSION, THERE ARE FEDERAL LAWS REGULATING THE ACTIVITIES OF SEX OFFENDERS YOU'VE NO DOUBT HEARD OF BACK-SLIDING AND OUTRIGHT LYING IF THIS IS THE TYPE OF EXPOSURE YOU WANT TEENS TO HAVE ROUND THEM ALL UP AND JUST SEND THEM TO A CATHOLIC CHURCH
Message from above

United States

#13 Sep 20, 2008
I love it when "Christians" get on these sites and testify and spread gods word with such passion and conviction. BECAUSE IT JUST SOLIDIFIES AND REAFFIRMS TO THE REST OF THE SANE RATIONAL WORLD THAT THE MAJORITY OF EVANGELICALS ARE OFF THEIR ROCKER!!! Please continue to post. My father & I get such a chuckle out of it and it's really going to help out with population control up here.
Yours truly,
Jesus Christ
Sister Charlene

Boston, MA

#14 Nov 9, 2008
Teen Challenge Exposed wrote:
Shondi and Peter Fabiano are the directors of Teen Challenge New England - Augusta in Winthrop. Shondi Fabiano was convicted of Second Degree Child Molestation in Rhode Island. She is listed on the National Sex Offender Public Registry. http://www.nsopr.gov
http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/fly...
http://sor.informe.org/cgi-bin/sor/step3.pl...
Teen Challenge New England - Augusta
11 Hudson Lane
Winthrop, ME 04346
[email protected]
Photo: Peter and Shondi Fabiano
http://www.nnedaog.org/FABIANOPETERSHONDI.JPG
Teen Challenge is a very difficult program to be in but alot of people have benifited from it. i was in tc for 18 months per court order. i hated the place but it was jail or there. yes i felt taken advantage in there but wasnt i treated worse on the streets? u have ur right 2 ur opinions but Pastor Shondi is a Woman of God and i am thankful for the experience that i had there.
rebecca

United States

#15 Nov 29, 2008
i think teen challange is a bunch of bible beating freaks who abuse the children there trying to save and i speak from experience i was once a teen challenge student and they dont give a shit about you ,your health all they care about is how much money you can make them. they always say they dont do what they do for the maney because they dont make alot working there so tell me how come 4 out of 5 people who work there drive very expencive cars.. i wonder where all that money the poor kids that are standind out in the pooring rain or fridged weather or even the blistering sun goes ... to there car payments thats where teen challange is a joke someone should shut it down
CHANGED LIFE wrote:
WOW SUCH INTENSE HOSTILITY I SHALL SAY I SEE THAT YOU NEED JESUS AS BAD AS ALL TEEN CHALLENGE STAFF AND STUDENTS AND ANY ONE WHO HAVE ENTERED AND COMPLETED THERE PROGRAM AS WELL AS 90% OF ALL PEOPLE ON THIS EARTH DO!!! HOW ABOUT YOU WORRY ABOUT YOUR OWN SALVATION AND PLEASE DON'T SPEND SO MUCH TIME WORRIED ABOUT OTHERS LIFE HAS MORE TO OFFER THAN THAT AND SO DOES JESUS GOD BLESS YOU
rebecca

United States

#16 Nov 30, 2008
hostility ..yes i do and you would to if you had to scrub dumpsters with toothbrushes and stairs with toothbrushes or maybe even weed with tweezers and defrost freezers with butter knives i had to do those things and it was hell... you know i though slavory ended a long time ago obviosly i was wrong when i left TC they took everything from me even the shirt off my back and left me outside in the freezing cold with no coat to wait for my right now let me ask you what would jesus do in that situation??? he would give me his rob not take it from me and make me wait in the cold
rebecca wrote:
i think teen challange is a bunch of bible beating freaks who abuse the children there trying to save and i speak from experience i was once a teen challenge student and they dont give a shit about you ,your health all they care about is how much money you can make them. they always say they dont do what they do for the maney because they dont make alot working there so tell me how come 4 out of 5 people who work there drive very expencive cars.. i wonder where all that money the poor kids that are standind out in the pooring rain or fridged weather or even the blistering sun goes ... to there car payments thats where teen challange is a joke someone should shut it down <quoted text>
Freedom

Bridgewater, MA

#17 Dec 11, 2008
The laws are indeed unjust. And there is a higher law then here on earth. However we have to do deal with what is. There is RSOL now to try and reform these laws, that are hurting offenders and their families, children especially have been ostrisized. People who have an opion with hostility attached to it are ignorant to the facts, and live in fear of the unknow. I feel for the victims, but the registry is unfair and groups all offenders into preditor types that seek out children sexually abuse them and murder them. Fact 90 + percent are known to the families of the abused. So listen up, look to your own back yard and watch carefully. Furthermore only 1 maybe out of 4 offend again. Even murderers do not serve the sentences that offenders do. I am not an offender but a family member as well as a rape victim. Life goes on. I would rather have been raped and lived, then murdered and not here. Furthermore murderes do not serve the sentences offenders do, and they DO NOT HAVE TO REGISTER. Further more every watch out and make sure you are not taking pictures of your children taking baths, you know all the pictures parent believe are cute? That is now a sex offense, as peeing in public. So be still and listen. Rediculous, right? I am for freedom from injustice.
Brad

Boston, MA

#18 Sep 21, 2009
I have been struggling with one of my children. 16 and 17 year old's have rights that hinder the ability of parents to access help. Eventually he fell into the system and was given a choice rehab or jail.

It's sad when the state has more control over your child than you do. I was not allowed to be part of the choice of program type. He was sent to a program that was court ordered. I was told that court ordered programs are not allowed to be faith based.

Well the program they sent him to was violent and every visit I saw bruises and cuts. They at all cost protected the program. Thus I continually hit a dead end. Then one day I got a call and the State shut the program down. He is now at a long term adult program.

I came on this blog to look into Teen Challenge as a place God willing he may have as an alternative. I must say that I am not pleased with what I have read. I believe in faith in my Lord and Savior "Jesus Christ". To recover from the grips of addiction it can not happen alone. A divine spiritual change must occur.

I am sorry and for all the hurt and pain expressed within this blog. Intellectual pride blinds us into seeking to make sense in what we may not understand. I have struggled and been angry throughout my life. The only thing that helps me is my belief in Chris and trying to helping others.

I am certain that my son ending up at Teen Challenge is a long shot. But I pray that through one door or another he will receive Christ and the Gospel.

It seems to me that when the chips are down and someone has no where to turn. Teen challenge has a door open and that while their door may be wider than most. It is a door to a faith that has works.
When the community, the parents (me being one of them) and society.

The population regarding the addict is one that is difficult. Closed minds, dishonesty, and complete isolation has placed the addict in a place of complete isolation depending solely on oneself. It does not work.

Teen Challenge is free to enter. Clients may have to work to earn their keep as it should be. Buying my child things never worked and trying to make it better for them never worked either.

I see nothing on this blog that would defer me from wanting and praying for Teen Challenge to continue it's good works.

Best Regards,
Brad D.
TEEN CHALLENGE GRADUATE

Meridian, MS

#19 Jul 6, 2010
What a testimony to the power of God Who can change a life! Yes this woman made a terrible mistake as a young adult. How many men that age have sex with girls the same age and no one even says anything about it! Just because she is on the registry does not mean she is truly a sexual predator. I have worked for a few years to catch sexual predators and most young adults before the age of 22 who go with teenagers often are just immature and although it is illegal they are not consciously realizing the violations and consequences. Teens are often fast and more sexually active than we would like to think, I am not defending her but there was very little age difference and her whole life now is dedicated to helping others change their lives as she has changed her own. I too graduated from Teen Challenge, The Walter Hoving Home in Garrison, NY which helped me change my life.

Lets be glad that an imperfect person is willing to lay down her life to help other imperfect people find a brand new start in life. I am also praying that she will be removed from the sex offender registry. There are plenty of other more deserving sex offenders to go on there.

Lets pray for this couple and the ministry there and for the success of many who come through its doors.

Gladys Brierley Mississippi, native Rhode Islander
TEEN CHALLENGE GRADUATE

Meridian, MS

#21 Jul 6, 2010
Message from above wrote:
I love it when "Christians" get on these sites and testify and spread gods word with such passion and conviction. BECAUSE IT JUST SOLIDIFIES AND REAFFIRMS TO THE REST OF THE SANE RATIONAL WORLD THAT THE MAJORITY OF EVANGELICALS ARE OFF THEIR ROCKER!!! Please continue to post. My father & I get such a chuckle out of it and it's really going to help out with population control up here.
Yours truly,
Jesus Christ
Eagle Bay NY, God does love you and He is particularly interested in extending His mercy and grace to those who least believe in Him, I guarantee you in the near coming days you will see His power, authority and His mercy in your own life and you will be so changed by HIS LOVE that you will become one of those Bible thumpers yourself. Don't kick so hard against the truth, relax,enjoy the ride that awaits you.
TEEN CHALLENGE GRADUATE

Meridian, MS

#22 Jul 6, 2010
Brad
Don't give up. My sister went there years ago but was not ready and left before she graduated, now seven years later she is ready to go again and this time I believe she is ready. God is merciful. He loves your son even more than you do. To everything there is a season and a time and purpose under heaven for it all, Gods timing is perfect.
Let your son go into God's loving hands completely, trust HIM alone for the outcome. We can do nothing to fix our loved ones but trust God, He is faithful and He is merciful. Trust Him, let others opinions set aside, if every man be wrong let God be right.
I cannot tell you the peace I had when I let my sister go into Gods hands, and I have waiting 7 years to see God bring to the place where she is ready to let Him help her.. Praise Him! Believe in Him, Trust Him, Rest in His perfect PEACE!

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