"Safe" Harbor

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Free Radical

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Sep 18, 2010
 

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What an embarrassment to the city of Brunswick and Glynn County when Safe Harbor was found after a full evidentiary investigation of being abusive to the very children they were to protect. Criminal charges should be filed from the top on down.

There is no way the director and employees did not know of the abuse both the boys and girls endured during their stay at the so called "Safe" Harbor.

I and many local citizens call for further penalties to be doled out to the Director, Ms, Smith, and the staff for trying to cover up the abuse these children suffered. It's inexcusable. For Ms. Smith who "gets nervous when people come at her kids" hires a child abuser with a criminal past and claims she didnt know Mr. Brown had a record, it's clear she was negligent in her hiring practices or else she knew and didnt care.

Clean house, I say!
child advocate

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Exactly!!!! Clean house from top to bottom. Criminal charges need to be brought against Rana Smith and Jeff Jones! This is an embarrassment to our community. We have endangered the very ones we were to protect. There kids were removed from bad situations and placed in another bad situation. Where was the accountability from the Board of Directors? Where is it now? From what I understand Jeff Jones is still in denial and willing to sweep this under the rug, AGAIN!!! We cannot let this continue.
anonymous

Brunswick, GA

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Finally...Smith and Jones lost their jobs and the children of "Shady" Harbor are somewhat safer. Was a no-brainer that this place was under shady leadership from the get-go. I only wish the children who suffered at the hands of these child abusers get the counseling they need to put this nightmare behind them and to truly prosper as human beings.
Kendra

Brunswick, GA

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you guys are buttholes.... I don't live in a "Safe HArbor" but you guys are harsh judges. Where are the kids are to go?? Since yo judge it so much, how about you go and take the kids to your place?(which I dooubt you will). You don't know so shut the hell up.
Alisson

Brunswick, GA

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Oct 4, 2010
 
I live at Safe Harbor and all I got to say is that all you guys are wrong. We are not being abused, if you called being taken care of abuse you might want to check yourself. They have never abused or neglected us. Nobody even investigated us.... Those boys just lied to get out cause there bad behinds been in there so long. The staff is wonderful they treat us well and teach us Independent living skills so when we get out into the real world.. They feed us more than We were beeing fed at my house. They do not feed us bread and water. That's a false statement for whoever said that. Then Mrs. Smith is a caring lady who loved us and treated us as her own..... How can ya'll dictate whAT is happening when you dont live there. come and ask us kids we know that all thoses allegations were false. So check yourself before you go judging Safe Harbor.. if it wasnt for Safe Harbor, i would be out on the street.. They care and love us... Never hurt us..... It is a true Safe Haven.... So you can take all your false allegations and shove em, cause ya'll obviously dont have a clue what ya'll are talking about. All these allegations broke up our house our family... Us kids loved each other like family and all they did was make it worse and break us up.. But thats ok, cause we will get the final laugh when they investigate and find out it was all untrue.......
Kendra

Brunswick, GA

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Oct 4, 2010
 
I agree with alisson. Don't judge a book by your cover. meaning don't ever judge something that you have never even read. I know that these kids aren't being abused. If the county takes safe harbor, where will these children go?? They'll place them with people that would probably abuse and even moloest these kids. Please... Research your info before you go broadcasting it to the world.
Lived it

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Oct 11, 2010
 
You must not be in the same hell that i rembmember. Are u sure u are at Safe Harbor?
Earl Thomas

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Oct 13, 2010
 
This is clearly bullshit. My name is Earl Thomas and i was at safe harbor not long ago. When i first went there I was 130 Pounds when i left i was 178. Whoever said they did not feed the youth were a lie. Because Mrs.Francis would throw down in that kitchen and as for Mrs.Smith(Ms. Rana) she is an awsome director. hell we stayed going places. She got us mo0re grants than the other lady did. if you were to walk in safe Harbor it looks real nice and upscale and It is a very nice place for kids.. So for all you people thats on the inside looking out, How bout you step in the inside and see how it really is. Ms.Rana always came to work on and off the clock if there was a problem she would be thet first one there not because of the money but simply because she gave a dam. So please take a second look.
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Nov 7, 2010
 
Earl Thomas wrote:
This is clearly bullshit. My name is Earl Thomas and i was at safe harbor not long ago. When i first went there I was 130 Pounds when i left i was 178. Whoever said they did not feed the youth were a lie. Because Mrs.Francis would throw down in that kitchen and as for Mrs.Smith(Ms. Rana) she is an awsome director. hell we stayed going places. She got us mo0re grants than the other lady did. if you were to walk in safe Harbor it looks real nice and upscale and It is a very nice place for kids.. So for all you people thats on the inside looking out, How bout you step in the inside and see how it really is. Ms.Rana always came to work on and off the clock if there was a problem she would be thet first one there not because of the money but simply because she gave a dam. So please take a second look.
nice try former staff. Use of the word clearly gave u away
wondering

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Does anyone know where the former director went? Let's hope she is no longer working with children.
Justin Devegter

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Mr. Rana smith deserves to be charged with anything and everything. Smith is self conceited, i was in there for my "2009 christmas" and it was horrible! we never got to go outside, EVER ! we maybe left the house 1 or 2 times, other than going to school. She has a grudge against me, Personaly she is not "mature" enough to run a group home. She tried to put fake USDA labels on the food for inspectors. That was a rough couple months. But atleast im out of it ! ha! deeeuucccessss.
wondering

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Jun 27, 2011
 
Why hasn't the district attorney charged Avin brown this man choked a child in front of employees of the boys and girls club!!! What are you waiting for? People, as long as she doesn't charge him, he is free to work with children!!! Maybe it will be yours child's daycare that he works at next..... Tell The DA that we want justice.
Wondering too

Brunswick, GA

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Jun 27, 2011
 
wondering wrote:
Why hasn't the district attorney charged Avin brown this man choked a child in front of employees of the boys and girls club!!! What are you waiting for? People, as long as she doesn't charge him, he is free to work with children!!! Maybe it will be yours child's daycare that he works at next..... Tell The DA that we want justice.
I know that the case has not been charged because that is public record. Is this one sitting on a desk somewhere? I heard that the GBI was investigating the incident so does anybody know anything?
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Jun 27, 2011
 
Justin Devegter wrote:
Mr. Rana smith deserves to be charged with anything and everything. Smith is self conceited, i was in there for my "2009 christmas" and it was horrible! we never got to go outside, EVER ! we maybe left the house 1 or 2 times, other than going to school. She has a grudge against me, Personaly she is not "mature" enough to run a group home. She tried to put fake USDA labels on the food for inspectors. That was a rough couple months. But atleast im out of it ! ha! deeeuucccessss.
Dont worry she's about to get everything that she deserves !
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Jun 30, 2011
 
wondering wrote:
Why hasn't the district attorney charged Avin brown this man choked a child in front of employees of the boys and girls club!!! What are you waiting for? People, as long as she doesn't charge him, he is free to work with children!!! Maybe it will be yours child's daycare that he works at next..... Tell The DA that we want justice.
If the DA doesn't want to prosecute a Child abuser maybe it's time for a new DA?!???
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Jul 26, 2011
 
To all the ppl that were positive about safe harbor, I don't know when u lived there. I lived there while mrs rana worked there and it was a living nightmare! She would tell me that my ma loved drugs not me and that I needed to give up on her. She also would tell me she wishes I would go to juvy and get beat up! She tried changing me and would use our clothes against u. She had the cops come for me twice bc I was talking and she didn't agree with me. I tried telling the police I didn't want to b there but they wouldn't listen. I even begged them to put me in juvy but I didn't do a crime so they couldn't. Also one staff member treated me horrible mrs evon aka mrs evil god I hated her anyways I ran away with my best friend and we got caught but they took us right back. A lot happened while living there and I'm just glad their true identity was exposed. And by the way I was called danny bronze so if u know the name u know the story and me:)
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Jul 26, 2011
 
I lived there and I am a girl so I was upstairs. I literally looked out the window and pretended to be outside bc it would be days at a time before we went out :(
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Aug 2, 2011
 
also lived it wrote:
I lived there and I am a girl so I was upstairs. I literally looked out the window and pretended to be outside bc it would be days at a time before we went out :(
There are people fighting to hold Rana and others accountable for their actions. We are all sorry for what you went through and the day is coming that the truth will comE out

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