Posted in the Latrobe Forum
#1 Jul 10, 2012
Do our city leaders think at all? Come on now. Do we really have to sell all of our Latrobe land to non-profits?
#3 Jul 10, 2012
it was worthless land, unlike other properties in town that have gone to non profits
#4 Jul 10, 2012
Why is everyone so hard on non-profits.
Don't yo all know that NPs provide traditionally low-paying jobs to under-qualified employees?
I mean, college grads get hired at Adelphoi USA for $20,000/year, and hope to work up to $26,000.
And, don't you all know that those who administer the NPS make big bucks? I mean, that's sort of the whole goal of founding a NP, paying yourself and your buddies to be President and CEO.
And, all that MEDICAID money paying for the delinquent kids' care? Well, that's just too easy of a way to make money, isn't it?
#5 Jul 10, 2012
Plus, although the NPs in Latrobe get tax breaks, let's face it -- their properties look a lot better than 97% of Latrobe real estate, so everyone should stop complaining.
I mean, the Adelphoi complex in 6th ward looks a lot better than Latrobe Elementary School, for public school kids.
#6 Jul 10, 2012
Remember way-back-when Fr. Pascal was getting Adelphoi started & he led the residents of Latrobe to believe that the program would benefit our local troubled youth? Troubled youth at Adelphoi are no longer just local kids. They're from all over God's Creation! So what's the problem? The problem is that they're scoping out our community for their future once they get out of the program. Believe it, it's TRUE!
#7 Jul 11, 2012
Well, some of those kids go to college, and it's those kids that make all the PR brochures.
But, the truth is -- most of those kids get returned to the stupid, idiot parents from which they came. And, once returned to their stupid, idiot parents, who themselves are "delinquent" in their parenting skills, these kids don't have a hope on god's planet to have normal lives.
Most of the kids act out before weekend visits, since they come from such dysfunctional homes in the first place.
Free birth control for the masses, anyone, any age, would go a long way to solving this vicious cycle.
#8 Jul 11, 2012
I don't remember Adelphoi's fund's value, but I think it's a good $15,000,000 surplus.
The program is in 14 ? states?
And, yes, it doesn't serve Latrobe, the local facilities serve at least the entire SW PA region, if not a portion of the tri-state area.
4-once-private homes in Latrobe, at least
1-large campus on Unity
#9 Jul 11, 2012
Wow, that's alota $$$$$! Non-profit? Ya right! Someone's lining their pockets. How much involvement does the Catholic church (St.Vincent) still have in the venture? If still involved, & I suspect that's the case, they should use the surplus cash to pay off the attorney fees & the cost to incarcerate pedophile clergy.(Save that one for another Topix!) Anyway, some of the delinquent kids at Adelphoi in Latrobe are being shipped in from Philadelphia, "City of Brothers on Drugs", & from out of state. So much for helping our own local troubled youth Fr. Pascal! Check out Megan's Law website. There's at least one sex offender residing at one of the Latrobe Adelphoi locations. No big secret, he's on Megan's Law, which means he was convicted of a sex crime involving children. Again...scoping out our town AND our kids! Sorry, but once a pedophile, always a pedophile! Disturbing to say the least.
#10 Jul 11, 2012
The sex offender boys are housed on Ligonier Street across from Sheetz. Oddly, troubled teenage girls are housed directly adjacent to the sex offender boys.
The hormones and pheromones at work between those two homes can't be all that conducive to curing the kids.
#11 Jul 11, 2012
Doesn't everyone know?
There's big money to be made over "caring" for the poor.
Tapping MEDICAID funds, serving the "poor", is what numerous non-profits in Westmoreland County do so well.
What's even crazier?
The STATE pays and buys into all of the "help" programs, as opposed to just dealing with the root of the problem: reproduction.
If free birth control was handed out, 50% of the delinquent kids would cease to exist, and one generation from now, well, the gates to "reform" schools would be closed.
Oh, that's right, reform schools were closed, and kids were "mainstreamed", but then a "need" arose, and well, here we have it in Westmoreland county:
WCSI, Westmoreland Case Management, the MEDICAID-funded taxi service for the mentally ill to get driven to already existing services.
SWBH, Southwesth Behavioral Health, the drug rehab non-profit, where other usually quite young "rehabbed" druggies mentor other newly "signed up" -- by the courts -- drug criminals. Everyone knows that this is the place to go buy drugs, right?
And the list goes on and on...
#12 Sep 22, 2012
I used to work for Adelphoi, and yes it does not pay large salaries to all employees, but do not call the staff under-educated, they are for the most part well educated and still choose to work for a non-profit. The fact is Adelphoi Staff are trained to do their jobs and they do it well. The youth come from all types of backgrounds and come in with all sorts of issues and the staff help with them all. As for going back to the same parents, Adelphoi works ith the families as well as the youth in their care, to help prepare all for the youth to return home, it does not always work out for the best for all, but it does for better than half. Adelphoi does serve Latrobe, look at who is cleaning this city on the weekends and most of the summer, those are Adelphoi staff and youth cleaning alleys, parking lots, graffitti off of walls, cleaning up after the 4th of july and steelers scrimages every year, not to mention mowing lawns and shoceling snow for the community. The youth and staff do all of this and still complete the treatment they are here to get, and yes they get treatment. Adelphoi employs about 900 people give or take, not to mention the use of local companies to for serviceing the AC/ heat units, the youth of Adelphoi being taken to Latrobe area dentists and doctors, which is all money spent in this community, which helps keep these services in the community. The youth leave Adelphoi and go home and the success rate at Adelphoi is higher than most facilities for troubled and adjudicated youth. The fact is that this company does more for the community than most residents will in their life times, so the next time you want to complain about the company doing nothing for the community, get the facts first. Adelphoi is a well intentioned organizatin that is still serving this community and the youth in their care. I am sorry if I took you argueing point away, but I will give you another one, Why are adult prisoners given more funding by the state than the juveniles in care? I mean a 40 yr old lifetime criminal is not going to change all that much, but a young teenager with the support and oppurtunity to change will probably be more likely to become a productive member of society if they were given the same chances as the Prisoners that we spend tax dollars on.
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