Maclaren Hall childrens center or ju...
Debbie

Hesperia, CA

#83 Aug 16, 2013
juanita wrote:
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the way i got mines was by writing to them and i recieved them by mail
Hi,
My name is Debbie and I was in Maclaren Hall around 1963. I believe my little brother and sister were there with me. I don't know how long I was in there. I only know that I was left there and then went into foster care after that. If anyone can give me the address to write and get my Maclaren Hall records, that would be great.
Thank You,
Debbie, God Bless All of you!
Anonymous

Sylmar, CA

#84 Aug 19, 2013
Ok we gotta get somethings clear....maclarin orphanage/prison for babies burned down no was shut down n I think outlawed ...its ilLLegal for them to ever do to kIds what thEy had done BEFORE IT CLOSED DOWN IN THE EARLY EIGHTIES so after tHe earLY eighties.... a new facility also called mclarin hall, in another area of that city was made, and that is not the same thing ...so if you werent in mclarin hall before the early eigthies ...then you werent in the baby prison we were in at all......n still im sure that wasnt a dream neither but count your blessings cuz I can never forget n I have alot of serious problemes because of what was done n how, they did us as lil. Children ...toddlers...n how they continue to punish us like we were born felons .....anyway the new, mclarin hall is like placement n still GOD BLESS ANY OF OUR KIDS WHO ARENT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES OR WHO HAVE been sent to placement that have behavioral problems as well....but thats not what mclarin hall was
Anonymous

Sylmar, CA

#85 Aug 19, 2013
Thats because we were seperated by walls by our ages n if anyone was a newborn ...they got shippwe off to be adopted immediately right from the copies raids no car rides n ...they conveniently burned down the place with all your records so good luck to us on that . there were not computers in the early eighties for record keeping so we only got memories n how funny yours make perfect sense to me..bcuz your not sure if ur siblings were there because thats wat they took n seperated from u immediately.
cheri

Henderson, TX

#86 Aug 28, 2013
-when i was in and out of there it was a cool place but there were a few staff that let there power go to there heads they dont write what really happened in there reports and staff backed staff up which made it hard for the trueth to come outthere was abuse drugs and we had no voice even when we told a social worker in goes in one ear out the other mr collins was an ass and he used to much force and yes i was injured by him and nobody listened a broken system then and now wake up people we didnt get removed from our homes to get the same treatment we were supose to be safe message for patria flores sorry i fucked up a good friendship may the world wake up cause theres still other places that r worse and those kids need a voice
Marlene C

Carson, CA

#87 Oct 29, 2013
["

It breaks my heart to hear some of the experiences that you went through. But at the same time, I feel joy for those who were able to overcome those horrific experiences even if you just witnessed them. I am a PO with the Los Angeles County Probation Department and yes, I myself personally experienced abuse while working there for the last ten years. I know it sounds funny to hear that coming from a staff. I used to be proud of what I did for a living until I became an auditor. The department has been under scrutiny for the last 10-12 years. I thought that by performing my duties as an auditor I would make a difference but that choice has costed freedom. I know you are thinking...freedom? Did I go to jail? No, I am a prisoner in my own home. I was severely harassed by my co workers for holding them to a higher standard. I reported, as a part of my duties, all the issues that involved enhanced supervision (close and constant supervision), Use of Force, and anything and everything related to Special Housing Unit. I was persecuted so bad that I was forced to go out on leave without pay twice. I even got threats. What is hard for me to accept is that the same population that I chose to stands ground for (including staff) are the same people they turned against me. They "jacketed" me, slandered, blacklisted, and, libeled me to name a few. I was placed on a threat assessment list which a covert investigation is opened and basically my life is ruined. I am always under surveillance and harassed everywhere I go. I still have somewhat of a family left and lost all my friends because of probation. They ruined my relationship too. Look it up. I am a targeted individual and gang stalked, multi stalked, and it's also known as organized stalking. I just want to say Mac Hall you are doing a great job and good looking out to whoever started this. Enjoy your freedom and live every moment. Peace

[To Ex PO, God bless for people like you! I work in the mental health field and my youngest son needed services for issues of abandonment (from his father after divorce). To make long story short I sought services at a clinic who's name I can't disclose yet pending civil lawsuit. My son was rapped at a facility that's supposed to care for children's emotional needs and safety. Since the abuse shed light it has been nothing but a living nightmare for my child and I. Many years ago I recalled going to MH to pick up an application and I recalled nothing but screaming children. I thought to myself "God forbid my children from ever entering a hell hole like this one". Well my son has been hospitalized due to the trauma and as a result the hospital staff made a CPS report accusing me of neglect, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. Ain't that something? I'm doing anything possible for my child's healing process while I'm getting DCFS contacts.....and that clinic where my son was tortured and raped are operating like nothing and license staff are polishing their titles behind a glass frame rather than doing some real therapeutic work. Any reports on former residential facility Hollygrove before closing its residential operation? I recently met a former staff from there who fits the profile of a pedophile. I can't release his name yet but will confirm it if anyone is reading this post. God bless you Ex PO for your hard work and your courage. We need more people like you to come forward and help past, present, and future children get the real assistance they deserve.]
Sparks

Stuttgart, AR

#88 Oct 30, 2013
I volunteered here in the 1970s. I was an Admin of Justice major. This place scared ME!!! We had an Easter Egg hunt for the young children. We had ARMED GUARDS in the corners of the wire covered patio. I asked if this was necessary for 5-13 year olds. They assured me it was. Well, they were right. One boy nearly knocked out a 5 year old girl with his basket, because SHE found the Golden Egg. I will NEVER FORGET the look of rage and hate on his young face! It took 3 adults to drag him off her. I didn't work here long...I went on to arrest felons with more courage than I had here with these Children!
cassandra

Albuquerque, NM

#89 Oct 31, 2013
jeff porter wrote:
I was in maclaren in 1993 or 94 I hated that place I stayed in the jr. boys cottage will never forget the shirts with the little bears in the middle, or all the drama that went on in that place or the abuse from the staff members the one I hated the most was that punk tony infact maclauren hall was the first time I acutally seen gay people and a kid get rapped yep mac was a bad place I would never let my kid's go threw something like that.
Jeff you and my husband were in about the same time. He even talks about it the same way you do. Its a shame you kids had to go through so much hurt and anguish after being abused in your homes. I wish you the best in life
Scott Inman

Wantagh, NY

#90 Nov 12, 2013
I was one of a few kids who where in both parts of the system. I did a few bad things that causes me to go to juvenile hall and then the other part of the system. They did not even want me in Maclaren Hall do to health reason but they had no choice but to take me. Only a few weeks shy of 16th birthday they put me in senior boys. I got to see a lot of things that really made me scared of what was to come in life no one wanted to listen. back and forth from one foster home to another did not help much either. I hope in time that the memories fade away but I do not see this happening anytime soon.
Evelyn Balderrama

Oakland, CA

#91 Nov 12, 2013
Hello , Wow im glad to see that im not alone, I was there in the 90's and its everything you guys say but for some reason i miss it maybe because i felt that i had family with those girls, I was always moving around so they would stick me in there all the time I hated it whe i got there but then it was like home. If anybody ever would like to talk @evelynb833/twitter or Facebook Evelyn Balderrama :))
robin

Altadena, CA

#92 Nov 17, 2013
gwayne wrote:
is that place shut down?
Yes, it is shut down.They have some day programs but that is all.To get old records contact the Los Angeles County Department of Mental health.
Liz

Santa Monica, CA

#93 Nov 24, 2013
I remember RORO the counselor with those really long nails, I also remember Mrs Newman, and Sherry from Senior Girls.
Mac Hall Abuse

Clearwater, FL

#94 Nov 26, 2013
The County Counsel has been withholding records of those of us who were in Mac since he is in fear that we will sue Los Angeles County for big $$$

The form to get your records is at:

http://maclarenhallabuse.wordpress.com/maclar...

Send it CERTIFIED RETURN-RECEIPT and let us know if you ever receive anything from them.

Good luck and may God bless all survivors.
Judi

Tustin, CA

#95 Dec 7, 2013
hI, I was there about 1957, I don't remember anything except staying in a little cottage, I also remember I was in LA at a place like McClearn Hall, it was much bigger, I don't remember the name of that place, I was treated well and I remember giving me clean cloth I guess my mom didn't keep me clean because of the feeling I got when I was wearing clean cloth, does anyone remember the place like McClearn Hall in LA?
Ex PO

Irvine, CA

#97 Jan 6, 2014
Judi wrote:
hI, I was there about 1957, I don't remember anything except staying in a little cottage, I also remember I was in LA at a place like McClearn Hall, it was much bigger, I don't remember the name of that place, I was treated well and I remember giving me clean cloth I guess my mom didn't keep me clean because of the feeling I got when I was wearing clean cloth, does anyone remember the place like McClearn Hall in LA?
Dorothy Kirby
Ex PO

Irvine, CA

#98 Jan 6, 2014
Marlene C wrote:
["
It breaks my heart to hear some of the experiences that you went through. But at the same time, I feel joy for those who were able to overcome those horrific experiences even if you just witnessed them. I am a PO with the Los Angeles County Probation Department and yes, I myself personally experienced abuse while working there for the last ten years. I know it sounds funny to hear that coming from a staff. I used to be proud of what I did for a living until I became an auditor. The department has been under scrutiny for the last 10-12 years. I thought that by performing my duties as an auditor I would make a difference but that choice has costed freedom. I know you are thinking...freedom? Did I go to jail? No, I am a prisoner in my own home. I was severely harassed by my co workers for holding them to a higher standard. I reported, as a part of my duties, all the issues that involved enhanced supervision (close and constant supervision), Use of Force, and anything and everything related to Special Housing Unit. I was persecuted so bad that I was forced to go out on leave without pay twice. I even got threats. What is hard for me to accept is that the same population that I chose to stands ground for (including staff) are the same people they turned against me. They "jacketed" me, slandered, blacklisted, and, libeled me to name a few. I was placed on a threat assessment list which a covert investigation is opened and basically my life is ruined. I am always under surveillance and harassed everywhere I go. I still have somewhat of a family left and lost all my friends because of probation. They ruined my relationship too. Look it up. I am a targeted individual and gang stalked, multi stalked, and it's also known as organized stalking. I just want to say Mac Hall you are doing a great job and good looking out to whoever started this. Enjoy your freedom and live every moment. Peace
[To Ex PO, God bless for people like you! I work in the mental health field and my youngest son needed services for issues of abandonment (from his father after divorce). To make long story short I sought services at a clinic who's name I can't disclose yet pending civil lawsuit. My son was rapped at a facility that's supposed to care for children's emotional needs and safety. Since the abuse shed light it has been nothing but a living nightmare for my child and I. Many years ago I recalled going to MH to pick up an application and I recalled nothing but screaming children. I thought to myself "God forbid my children from ever entering a hell hole like this one". Well my son has been hospitalized due to the trauma and as a result the hospital staff made a CPS report accusing me of neglect, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. Ain't that something? I'm doing anything possible for my child's healing process while I'm getting DCFS contacts.....and that clinic where my son was tortured and raped are operating like nothing and license staff are polishing their titles behind a glass frame rather than doing some real therapeutic work. Any reports on former residential facility Hollygrove before closing its residential operation? I recently met a former staff from there who fits the profile of a pedophile. I can't release his name yet but will confirm it if anyone is reading this post. God bless you Ex PO for your hard work and your courage. We need more people like you to come forward and help past, present, and future children get the real assistance they deserve.]
I only produced reports on probation facilities like halls and camps. You can file individual complaints with the Board of Behavioral Sciences if your complaints involve a therapist. The mental health field is a scam. Thanks for the blessing.
beenthere

Bakersfield, CA

#99 Jan 6, 2014
Removed from my home by police who asked me what happened to my eye (blacked out by dad for running away..long story..) they took me here..was like 1988-89 I did my time in n out here. The staff was bad at 13 I knew who was sleeping with who who was doing drugs and which staff to avoid because they were damn pedophiles. Staff allowed rough justice for kids that pissed them off (let the crazies beat on eachother) I remember being scared outta my skull first day I was there after a traumatic night before at my home I woke up to being "hit up" by three girls about where I was "from" staff knew it and allowed this kind behavior. I will never forget this place. I'm 38 now. I am glad it's gone. Could not imagine my kids in a place like this. We were supposed to be safe here.
Social Worker

Claremont, CA

#100 Jan 24, 2014
gwayne wrote:
is that place shut down?
Yes. The facility has been shut down since early 2000's. It no longer houses children, just social workers.

All children who were part of the dependency system (Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services) has the right to access their juvenile record. This includes court reports that could potentially list names, addresses, and contact information of siblings and other family members. You can write both to DCFS and to Edelman Children's Court in Monterey Park, CA.
Jennifer B

Los Angeles, CA

#101 Jan 30, 2014
I too was in Mac 1998-1999 when I was 16. I was also a legacy, my mother and uncle had circled through there 20 years or so prior to me. I think I was there for 2 months but it was all such a blur. I agree with you that the girls were the most frightening, but there were a lot of issues I remember. When I first got there it was 2 am and I had been driven there from a police station in the valley. When I got there they took all of my belongings, did some weird physical tests and made me take a shower and change into clothes they provided me. They then escorted me to a bed in a hallway where and dropped me off and said someone would find me in the morning. No one got me. I had to figure out what was going on.It was horrible. The things I remember most from that place were how they lined all the children up at a med cart and made us take something, even if we didn't need it. Which most of us didn't. I also remember the bathrooms and the showers. The bathroom was in the middle of the cottage and had a two way mirror so the staff could keep an eye on us at all times. The showers were in there as well, and were completely open. No shower curtains, no doors. And we had to go in there when everyone else took a shower. For a teen age girl who was still very very body conscious, it was horrifying. However, I think the worst part for me was what we called "pound puppy day". That's when they had us dress up in our best clothes and sit in our rooms as potential foster parents went from room to room looking in the window to see if they wanted to meet us. Then we were paraded out and interviewed by by said foster parents to see if they wanted us. I eventually ended up in Penny Lane, but that's a whole other story.

Since: Jan 14

Denver, CO

#102 Feb 8, 2014
DENISE wrote:
I was in maclaren hall in the early 80s along with my sister. I wanted to know if there was any way to access my records from there, i have tried different websites but none are offering what im looking for.
we were there at the same time, I was in tigers, and jr boys

Since: Jan 14

Denver, CO

#103 Feb 8, 2014
I spent my whole childhood in and out of mac, I began at tigers and ended up in sr boys and very bad place to be, I excaped many times only to be brought back, john carter i f@#king hate you to this day and Deborah tate anastasia........I still miss you!

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