Mt sterling girl

United States

#24 Mar 22, 2010
I'm not making false accusations. I dealt with this person on a daily basis I hope she's not there anymore. For the sake of the girls hope hill is a wonderful place but it doesn't need an employee like who I'm referring to because it's going to hurt those girls
fuzzy

Belton, TX

#25 Mar 23, 2010
betty herrington wrote:
i was in hope hill as a teen i am 28 now and my name then was betty pruitt. i had a few ups and downs in there, and yes there are many girls who come in with a chip on their shoulder, who think they can get away with things. but thats not the case. believe me i cussed out staff and tried to rebel but they kept putting me in the padded room if you want to call it that. thats what i called it. but after the first year there i found out that i was there to stay and decided to make the most of my stay. i got in when i was 16 and out at 18. there were times when i hated being there. but more times than not it was great to have staff there for you. to listen to you and spend time with you like you are a real person. there were a few staff members who didnt do so good but most of them were great. they teach how to manage time and money and how to control anger. they taught me alot of things. i wish i had only staied and completed my treatment instead of getting out the day i turned 18. things may have changed a bit because it has been 10 years but i think they are a great way for teens who dont get attention and teachings from their parents to learn things. i got put in because i was sexualy active and i wouldnt listen to my mother and most of all because i was a self mutilator (i cut myself to keep from feeling emotional pain) i dont know where i would be today if i hadnt been there. now i am happily married i own my house and i have 4 crazy boys. i thought you may like the point of view os someone who was on the inside.
I grew up with kids from hope hill and this really touched my heart. There were some good and some bad. But what really matter's is what a person learn's when they are young and how they use it when they get older. I had some good friend's who lived there years ago. It is hard to imagine what some of those kid's have been through and it is good to know there is places like this for them. You sound like a great example of just what people can become if they want to.
voter

United States

#26 Mar 24, 2010
History wrote:
Hope Hill is no longer what it was meant to be. Uncle Ben Farris donated the land and lots of money to start Hope Hill to be used as a Children's Home for orphans who had no where else to live. It was originally intended to be used mainly for First Church of God kids, but others were always welcomed. It was totally under the control of the church. Thousands of good kids over the years were nurtured and raised on that hill by Godly adults who taught them the Bible and took them to church regularly. Then, several years ago, the Children's Home was signed over to state control by a director with very little wisdom. Now it is a home for inner city girls who have criminal, behavior, drug, and mental problems. It is a pathetic shadow of what it used to be. In my opinion, Uncle Ben would be so dissapointed by what it has become. Because it's now controlled by state regulations, there is no more required Bible study, the girls aren't even required to attend church, and few of the employees profess or practice Christinity. However, they continue to publicize the facility to Church of God congregations across the country in order to continue receiving monetary donations. Little do those churches know what they are supporting.
Honey your wrong!! Almost all of the workers are godly men and women. I have a friend who works there and she is a godly woman. When you meet her you know that she is a christian. Not all the workers are but most are...
exemployee

Elizabethtown, KY

#27 Mar 24, 2010
I worked at Hope Hill and the place is not a bad place and the girls are not all bad sure there are a few that are worse than others. The problems there are not the girls its the workers. They have some that think just because the girls were sent there for being bad and getting in trouble that they can run over them and treat them with little or no respect. Nathen and Carol from Harris house is probably the worse on the hill. they have no respect for them and mistreat them the supervisor dorthy has been informed several times and all she says is i will watch but nothing never happens except for the fact that they are shift leaders instead of fixing the problems she made it worse.I am sure there are more then just them but everyone on the hill knows how they treat the girls but won't confront them about it.
well

Morehead, KY

#28 Mar 26, 2010
well if you think they are so bad why dont you grow some and confront them your self instead of getting on here and running your mouth (Ashley)!!!!
exemployee wrote:
I worked at Hope Hill and the place is not a bad place and the girls are not all bad sure there are a few that are worse than others. The problems there are not the girls its the workers. They have some that think just because the girls were sent there for being bad and getting in trouble that they can run over them and treat them with little or no respect. Nathen and Carol from Harris house is probably the worse on the hill. they have no respect for them and mistreat them the supervisor dorthy has been informed several times and all she says is i will watch but nothing never happens except for the fact that they are shift leaders instead of fixing the problems she made it worse.I am sure there are more then just them but everyone on the hill knows how they treat the girls but won't confront them about it.
Jennifer McKinney

Columbus, OH

#29 Mar 26, 2010
I am a former employee of HHCH. I worked there for several years, my job there wasn't even like a job, it was like going to visit family everyday! I loved the program and the mission that the facility instilled in the residents. I am really disappointed in the former staff who take it upon themselves to talk trash about the HOME. We all need to remember that working in this kind of environment takes Heart! Some people try it and find that this kind of work just isn't meant to be for them! Yes there is trouble on the hill, but guess what, if the teens didn't have issues, they wouldn't be there! If they were perfect, they wouldn't be there! The program works, it just depends upon the residents as to if it helps them or not. The residents are the top priority of the Administration at HHCH and always have been. If your a staff there now and its not working, then go elsewhere, don't set the residents up for failure just because the atmosphere isn't cut out for you! God Bless all those who help our children have better futures!!!!!!!!!!
lol

Morehead, KY

#30 Mar 27, 2010
exemployee wrote:
I worked at Hope Hill and the place is not a bad place and the girls are not all bad sure there are a few that are worse than others. The problems there are not the girls its the workers. They have some that think just because the girls were sent there for being bad and getting in trouble that they can run over them and treat them with little or no respect. Nathen and Carol from Harris house is probably the worse on the hill. they have no respect for them and mistreat them the supervisor dorthy has been informed several times and all she says is i will watch but nothing never happens except for the fact that they are shift leaders instead of fixing the problems she made it worse.I am sure there are more then just them but everyone on the hill knows how they treat the girls but won't confront them about it.
To bad you didnt have the guts to confront them about it......
Think

Morehead, KY

#31 Mar 27, 2010
These girls are LOCKED UP its not a place for them to run around and do whatever the h*** they want, they have made a decision that has jeperdised there futcher and a consequence followed. so if you feel petty for what these girls have done, shall it be drugs or just a criminal charge - charges then i would really hate to see what your kids are doing, better go find them better there high stealing stop signs, hhch residents need as much disipline as possible now stop posting on here and get a life! thx
HHCH Staff

Morehead, KY

#32 Mar 27, 2010
I work at the hill. Its a great place, we are all like a big family. We have fun, we laugh, we sometimes cry, yes the girls are punished when they do wrong. Each resident has their own treatment plan, and when they dont progress in it they are held accountable. Punishments include losing tv time, having to go to bed early, stuff like that. These girls are sent to us by court systems, and are here to learn from their mistakes and get a second chance instead of going to detention., we treat our residents equal and fair. The staff undergo crinimal checks, drug screens, and all proper paper work. In my opinion hhch has the best group of staff anywhere, and we have a huge success rate for the girls. We work our asses off sometimes 16 plus hours a day because we really care about the well being and safety of our kids, as for Dorothy and all the other supervisors the are the best, we have awesome shift leaders, the girls speak highly of Mr. Nathan and Mrs Carol their cottage runs like a well oiled machine. The girls play sports, go to school, get to watch movies, cook meals, clean, and paly games, they have daily groups to discuss progress and share feelings, yeah we have problems from time to time but put 12 teens in a house and its normal. Alot of them would be six feet under if not for the time we take to listen and care for them. Check out our website http://www.familyconnectionsonline.org/ and get the facts. Yes the job is mentally challenging, but some can do some cant, the ones who can truly care for our youth!
HHCH Staff

Morehead, KY

#33 Mar 27, 2010
Sorry wrong link http://www.familyconnectioninc.com/childrens_... Check us out
wondering

Winchester, KY

#34 Mar 28, 2010
how is the pay and do they need help? i have worked in state ran homes before vol of america ect ect. it is a job for someone with alot of understanding and love, these girls need us. our future depends on these kids so we need to show them love and respect, most of the time you will get it in return. alot of the girls i worked with were there because of lack of parental guidence. parents doing drugs with the kids, stealing and getting them to steal for them. come on it is time that people look up to the ones who can do a job that is so important to the future of the world, one day these kids will be the ones taking care of us!!!! think about it
someone who cares

Mount Sterling, KY

#35 Mar 28, 2010
Im glad that you seem to know alot about Hope Hill. But what your leaving out is that the girls living at hopehill go to church just about every sunday and no not the church at the bottom of the hill but they go and they have chappell every wed. they also have church camps that come and spend two and three weeks at a time with the girls. so before you go bashing a very good facality then learn some information about it.
History wrote:
Hope Hill is no longer what it was meant to be. Uncle Ben Farris donated the land and lots of money to start Hope Hill to be used as a Children's Home for orphans who had no where else to live. It was originally intended to be used mainly for First Church of God kids, but others were always welcomed. It was totally under the control of the church. Thousands of good kids over the years were nurtured and raised on that hill by Godly adults who taught them the Bible and took them to church regularly. Then, several years ago, the Children's Home was signed over to state control by a director with very little wisdom. Now it is a home for inner city girls who have criminal, behavior, drug, and mental problems. It is a pathetic shadow of what it used to be. In my opinion, Uncle Ben would be so dissapointed by what it has become. Because it's now controlled by state regulations, there is no more required Bible study, the girls aren't even required to attend church, and few of the employees profess or practice Christinity. However, they continue to publicize the facility to Church of God congregations across the country in order to continue receiving monetary donations. Little do those churches know what they are supporting.
HHCH Staff

Mount Sterling, KY

#36 Mar 28, 2010
I am proud to say that i am a staff at Hope Hill Childrens Home and have been for a year now. I love my job, co-workers and the girls on the hill. We are like family and we dedicate our lives to help these girls get a second chance at life. And most of the people on this site bashing Hope Hill are ex employees that have gotten fired for not doing there job or quit bc they are too lazy to work. And as far as religion goes God plays a big part in these girls treatment and in there lives. Everyone has there own right to believe in what they want. So dont be judging for that. All i have to really say is dont get on topix and bash an exworkplace when your the one who messed up and got let go. Grow some balls and admit it YOU WERE IN THE WRONG!!!!!!!!!!
HHCH Staff

Mount Sterling, KY

#37 Mar 28, 2010
Just for your information Nathan, Carolynn and Dorothy are awesome people and theyhelp these girls with alot. And i hope you know that this post is slander and it will be reported!!!!!!!!!! Chew on that for awhile....
exemployee wrote:
I worked at Hope Hill and the place is not a bad place and the girls are not all bad sure there are a few that are worse than others. The problems there are not the girls its the workers. They have some that think just because the girls were sent there for being bad and getting in trouble that they can run over them and treat them with little or no respect. Nathen and Carol from Harris house is probably the worse on the hill. they have no respect for them and mistreat them the supervisor dorthy has been informed several times and all she says is i will watch but nothing never happens except for the fact that they are shift leaders instead of fixing the problems she made it worse.I am sure there are more then just them but everyone on the hill knows how they treat the girls but won't confront them about it.
once there

Morehead, KY

#38 Mar 28, 2010
Think wrote:
These girls are LOCKED UP its not a place for them to run around and do whatever the h*** they want, they have made a decision that has jeperdised there futcher and a consequence followed. so if you feel petty for what these girls have done, shall it be drugs or just a criminal charge - charges then i would really hate to see what your kids are doing, better go find them better there high stealing stop signs, hhch residents need as much disipline as possible now stop posting on here and get a life! thx


all the girls ant up there for drugs and criminal charges some are there because of not going to school or other problems and not bad 1s they just didnt no how to handle it but there are some girls up there for bad reasons and they are getting help for it i was once there my self and not for something bad ithere and i got the help i need and got out in a 10 months and i thank hope hill for what they have done for me.... you should do research on the place and you will find out about it .

Since: Nov 09

Mount Sterling, KY

#39 Apr 2, 2010
Hope Hill is a positive place, even though it is run by the state, the people who work there are nice and always try to look at the bright side. Some times it's hell for what they go through but when a girl finally gets to go home, its all worth it to them. Some may set and judge, but you can't say anything unless you have experienced the emotional stress, and pain that they go through sometimes.
Baby Doll

Mount Sterling, KY

#40 Apr 3, 2010
wise one wrote:
You are making wild accusations that you dont know a dam thing about. Why dont you get back under the porch sonny.
First of all, you need to learn how to spell (it's damn NOT dam)
Second, my accusations are true. Maybe you should be the one to get back under the porch! It sounds like you may be related to the administrators there, or you're only there for a paycheck.
Baby Doll

Mount Sterling, KY

#41 Apr 3, 2010
Management wrote:
<quoted text>What a pathetic moron you are.. Ive been to hope hill many times thru my work, and almost everyone there is extremely nice and pleasant.. Im sure there have been a few bad apples that have worked there over time, but the majority of the staff are very professional and curtious.. It takes a very special kinda person to work with troubled kids and teens and those that do it should be commended. Its obvious that you couldnt "cut it" out there and were let go. Dont let it discourage you, like i said b4 it takes a special kind of person, a person with a big heart and alot of patience. Weak minded lazy people need not apply. Try looking for a job that doesnt call for you to be in a social setting or having to deal with people face to face. Its obvious that either you dont have those skills, or arent mature enough to understand the complexities of being out in public :)
Hey, you're not there everyday, or maybe you are and work in a different setting. I could bet your salary and my salary that you couldn't survive a week working with these kids. If I'm correct about your position at Hope Hill, you don't even work side by side with the staff or have direct contact with the kids. When you only see the staff and kids in a meeting that doesn't give you knowledge about what is really going on. Honestly, you're the type of person who decides to eat alone for every meal - I would say that you're the one who needs social skills.
lil-moma

Germantown, KY

#42 Apr 20, 2010
i think ur a tad confused i was there and yes some staff members werent their 4 the right reasons but i think it was made 2 help 1 another and some of the gurl u can go ahead say they pretty much r ophans so yeah they dnt have ne fam or any1 2 count on

“my Gardian Angel”

Since: Apr 09

where ever

#43 Apr 22, 2010
over it wrote:
Babydoll,I worked at Hope Hill when I was a teenager back in the late 80s, It was myself and 2 other girls. We suffered extreme mental and verbal abuse.I will never forget how badly we were treated and wish I would have had the wisdom that comes with age to do soemthing about it.Thank you for bringing this up..its been over 20 years and i still have nightmares about how we were treated.
I would like to know how you were treated and who was over it at that time. I do not believe this not for one min. If it wasn't for hope hill were would those children be at right know. I new so many in the 80's and 90's that have came out of there with a blessing and said it was the best place to be. The are grown men and women know and they come back to visit when they can so there for i do not believe this crap.

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