As a former church volunteer at this agency, I cannot allow these lies to continue without rebuttal. In the time I spent inside the facility, I saw hard working staff, albeit maybe somewhat inexperienced. But the atrocious behavior was on the part of the residents. These men have been given an opportunity to get out of prison early and complete a drug abuse program. Yet, they show that they are truly ungrateful for the opportunity that they have been given. Countless residents asked me countless times to sneak contraband into the facility for them - anything from a cell phone, tobacco, to hard drugs. I could not continue to give up my time to work with these men who obviously had no intention of doing right now that they are out of prison. The residents were disrespectful to staff at every turn, they vandalized and destroyed the property in the facility, they complained that they were required to clean on a daily basis. Apparently, they were required to clean up their living areas each morning and they complained about that - believing that it was the responsibility of the staff there to clean up after them. It seemed to me that these men would not be happy anywhere but a crack house - they complained about everything and painted themselves as victims - yet, they are criminals who have been handed an early release from prison. There were some men there trying to do the right thing, but those who were continuing their criminal ways seemed to overshadow the guys who were on the right track. Reading some of things that guys who have been at this facility is nothing more than disgusting. The staff have a very difficult job and the residents spend their day doing what they can to make their job even harder. Upon their release, they thank these hard working men and women by posting lies on a website - making themselves look like victims. It is criminal that anyone would allow them to post the blatant lies for the unknowing citizen to see and form an opinion about this agency. Anyone who chooses to work with offenders has to be a caring individual who wants to help - they are not doing it for the outstanding pay. Anyone on this website reading these comments - remember that the men who lived there are criminals and those complaining are still living a criminal life. Any of them who went through the program without trouble would have positive things to say. Unfortunately, people take the time to complain, but they don't always take the time to complement. Just take the information in with a grain of salt and keep in mind the source of the information.
Hey, Jeff Kentman, even though your work was being ignored by some, wouldnt it have been worth it if you could have guided one or two lost souls.??
If anyone has some info that could help me, I would appreciate it. I have tried to call this place and my phone keeps saying I'm not allowed to dial this number. So, I can wait for somebody to stop by so we can try on their phone, but I would just like to know something fairly simple.
I would like to write a letter to a family member who took a greyhound bus to this facility a few days ago. If I write a letter, will they receive it --- allowed to receive it I mean.? Do I just write the person's name on the envelope and address it to cts russel on jefferson st, or is there a certain address for sending client mail? I appreciate if you could help me. I'd like to send out a letter in the mail on Monday. Thanks.