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#1 Jan 19, 2012
I am looking for someone who was there in 1968 69
#2 Aug 20, 2013
looking for information about brenda lee schardine and her sister,samantha jean marsh,who resided at allen house in th 1970s..any info would be helpful,i am looking for samantha jean!!!
#3 Oct 20, 2013
Looking for info on Allen house
#4 Feb 11, 2016
Here's an article I found about what was the Allen House in Price Hill / Cincinnati:
There's not much other detail to be found on the internet, as the facility was closed as a shelter for children several years ago. I actually lived there on two occasions - once as a toddler or preschooler, and again as a teenager. It was basically an emergency shelter for kids, with the expectation of finding a more permanent living situation as quickly as possible.
I will tell you from experience that this place was a dump - at least when I lived there. Lot of troubled kids living under one roof made for a constantly turbulent atmosphere. Innocent kids were corrupted. I often recall the facility itself to be like a military infirmary. A few large dorm rooms with cold ceramic tile and cast iron beds. School lockers to keep a few belongings in. Had to carefully guard and hide anything of value. I don't remember any kind of on-site counseling (certainly nothing consistent or effective if there was). While I didn't personally experience any staff abuse (was a quiet kid who tried to keep to himself), there were quite a few very emotionally troubled kids who weren't treated well at all - especially by the other resident kids. There was plenty of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse that occurred. Those things I witnessed first hand. I remember going back for a visit in the early 1990s, just to see what the place looked like. They had done a lot of remodeling and added a lot of carpet, individual rooms, an exercise facility, and probably more amenities I didn't get to see. Despite that effort, my understanding is that they finally closed the place due to multiple reported abuses. Not surprising.
If you're looking for information on specific individuals, I would recommend accessing the Hamilton County Job & Family website: https://www.hcjfs.org/services/child-protecti...
There you can search the site regarding child services (records), email them regarding a case at: [email protected] milton-co.org - or even chat live with someone to find the right connection.
#5 Feb 14, 2016
did you see anybody take it in the a**?
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