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StFab

Elmira, NY

#1 Apr 10, 2014
Just read another post on here. To give a little advice. Seek another foster care agency like Northeast . Friend of mine from Schenevus was screwed over by Berkshire and told me they have legal problems. Also homes get no placements if you go against their policies of sticking up for yourself. The staff turnover a lot as well, with experience lacking. She`s alot happier now with Northeast ad gets placements. Go Dawn! They have no homes for a reason. Like anything else check your facts and do research. You Tube as a few of the corruption videos on BF. JMO
TRUTH

Oneonta, NY

#2 Jul 8, 2014
Believe above post. Agency s a bunch of liars. Only care about placing kids. Caseworkers and homefinders cover for themselves. Liars! Screw homes over! Beware! High turnover on staff. uin people`s lives. BERKSHIRE FARMS.....YOU TUBE .......CORRUPT!
TRUTH

Oneonta, NY

#3 Jul 8, 2014
Lee Lani use to bitch as a foster parent nd no is a hypocrite. Stay away from BFC
Dawn

Oneonta, NY

#4 Jul 12, 2014
Put it this way everyone. There are signs and billboards everywhere because they are hurting for people after screwing over good homes. They suck! Join Northeast! Berkshire makes up rules to their favor. Also hide true mental heath issues of children placed in homes. Do not jeopardize your record for them. Above is true. Zero experience. Avoid BFC. Owned by profit seeking hoodlums hiding behind a non for profit shelter status. Do not care about homes or kids. Blame foster parents in the end. Beware! Supervisors lie to over for agency. Ask around.
Rose

Oneonta, NY

#5 Jul 14, 2014
Lee Lani Succi has zero prior experience as a Berkshire worker and It is true she complained constantly about Berkshire when she was a foster home. You are hypocrite! Do not trust her , she`s only lining her pockets with money. This agency lies! Lee Lani you always posted stuff on your facebook bitching. What a liar! Make me wanna puke!
Scott

Oneonta, NY

#6 Jul 14, 2014
BFSFY ruining one home at a time. Hiring idiots without proper qualifications or credentials. Berkshire Farms and Services for Youth is a scam organization. Avoid! The have no homes for a reason. See You tube. Corruption
Vicki

Oneonta, NY

#7 Jul 14, 2014
They do not support you one your fostering. Don`t do it.
Vicki

Oneonta, NY

#8 Jul 14, 2014
*once
Joan

Oneonta, NY

#9 Jul 29, 2014
My daughter works for them. Hard to find good honest people in this world. Too many scumbags . My family and only a few others are honest, good hearted and out going. Most of you out there are the reason Lee Lani has kids to place. Don`t waste her time half wits ! Typical Schoharie. Lee Lani look in Otsego County. Berkshire rules! People cannot hang with real people that hold a place in society. St. Fab (Studio Fab I take it) shutup! Just bitter because Cheer Dome (Lee Lani) makes more and has a better biz.
Vicki

Oneonta, NY

#10 Jul 31, 2014
Northeast Child and Parent Society is a much better choice. Berkshire Farm has quite a history of lawsuits. Check internet! Fact ! Do not put yourself in harm`s way !
Don

Oneonta, NY

#11 Aug 18, 2014
Time Journal has 2 family specialist jobs in the classifieds. Apparently no one wants to be affiliated after they had to settle with the family they screwed over in Rennselaer. Beware*** Employees quit or were fired because they were asked to lie against foster homes. Check online for several incidents of lawsuits, neglect an abuse.
Brian

Oneonta, NY

#12 Aug 19, 2014
For those not in the loop : High turnover rate. Recently Amy Gales supervisor in Albany has left and Lee Lani in Cobleskill was reprimanded and leaving. Avoid this agency!!!! They are a group in turmoil. Avoid !!!! Beware!!!!! Current ads seeking homes and workers are for a reason. Beware!!!! Do not buy their sales pitch!!!!
DESERAE

Oneonta, NY

#13 Sep 12, 2014
We quit them because they lied about children placed with us that ended up being high risk with mental health issues. Our family and home will never be the same. Requests for help went unanswered. Avoid Berkshire Farms and Services for Youth. Nightmare! Never again!
Joe

Oneonta, NY

#14 Sep 16, 2014
Stop placing signs on my lawn!!!!!!!!!! Know your hurting for homes but quit being bold and placing your crap on my property !!!!!
Brian

Oneonta, NY

#16 Oct 30, 2014
Agency is run by idiots! Anyone worth while quit Berkshire Farms . They still cannot find *qualified staff / workers. Search internet for constant court cases involving Berkshire Farms. All about profit! Beware! recent CASEWORKER / "family specialist" got away with assaulting a child in care and cussing him out. Today she is still working with children because CPS jurisdiction does not apply.
KARMAXISTS

Oneonta, NY

#17 Dec 3, 2014
Hurting for homes for a reason ! More signs for a reason. Avoid! Ruining families one at a time. Liars! They claim to have trained caseworker / family specialists but are just frauds. Some barely with a associates and zero time as a social worker. Recently lost several homes due to major case screw ups. Do your research! Do not believe Berkshire Farm propaganda!
Mike

Oneonta, NY

#18 Dec 10, 2014
Berkshire Farms ruins families! Good indication is their plastering of signs on properties to recruit their next victim. They have a foster home shortage for a reason! Common sense *. Recently Berkshire screwed over several homes and ruined people / their families. This occurred locally and in surrounding counties. The true problem was the family specialist or Berkshire caseworker were not even qualified to be one. Due to inability to hire individuals with proper credentials or training(*master`s degree or equivalent) they (Berkshire) use individuals not only unqualified , but also those with no experience in social work. Imagine a young person working on associate`s degree with no experience, have had no children and learning social work with you as their GUINEA PIG. That`s right ! True story and indeed occurs with Berkshire. Someone old enough to be your child is telling you how to parent and sometimes finding fault and / or reporting you for stuff they feel is wrong. Ask for credentials and qualifications. A newly graduated college student that holds a associate`s or possibly less knows about foster parenting ? Highly unlikely ! These people make constant errors and show improper protocol constantly. They lie about children they place in homes and minimize actual child`s history / issues so they can place a child. Once placed Berkshire fails to support or answer to issues arising in homes. All the liability lies on you. Also abuse / neglect previously inflicted on children prior to foster care is sometimes hidden to ease placement and then current caregivers / foster parents receive blame. They also lie to CPS should a situation arise when it could implicate Berkshire Farms of wrong doing.They are all about numbers and $$$$$. Do not become the next statistic. Ask around and be sure you have a good attorney.*They do not reimburse for legal or property damage. BEWARE!***Washington County fired them from running their foster care program. Berkshire not only ran it poorly but cost the taxpayers a considerable amount till county caught on. Google and you tube are wonderful sites to see clear resume of crap this organization condones. If you fail to do your research you can only blame yourself. Berkshire also has a high turn over rate of staff because they eventually feel the need to disassociate from agency.*Local paper, employment sites and Berkshire website list several positions and qualifications required. Good luck! Check facts *
Rosemary

Oneonta, NY

#19 Dec 24, 2014
They have no homes for a reason. We quit too. Too much liability and they do lie. AVOID! Liars!
Precious

Oneonta, NY

#20 Dec 30, 2014
Home finder is a lying scumbag. Told us lies from the start. Not worth the liability. Place children and refuse to get respite services. Then refuse to support you through placement. We ended up quitting ad adopting from out of country. Beware of MMM , lies just to recruit you. You will know her if her name matches my statement (MMM). As state by others above , ask for qualifications of worker.
EXBFC

Oneonta, NY

#21 Mar 9, 2015
Miranda Martindale is a flunky . Phony bitch does`t even hold proper degrees to be caseworker / family specialist. What a joke! People like me actually got our master`s degree. Nothing but a phony! Insult to social work . BFC deputized her because people like me left Berkshire. They do not retain staff .

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