Hogar Crea wants OK to treat addicts ...

Hogar Crea wants OK to treat addicts again

There are 55 comments on the The Morning Call story from Apr 28, 2009, titled Hogar Crea wants OK to treat addicts again. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Hogar Crea, the drug and alcohol rehabilitation group that saw a battle over its local leadership spawn public protests and a court fight last year, is seeking to regain its license to formally treat addicts, officials said this week.

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WTF

Allentown, PA

#2 Apr 28, 2009
They tried selling flan door to door in my apartment complex.
Hoger equals RICO ACT

Reading, PA

#3 Apr 28, 2009
A few notes on hoger crea few ago ago I was ask to sit on board of directors at a local center,let me tell you what a scam,should be investigated as RICO.I can only leave a few examples here.But I must say a few ruin it for the rest.....crack smoking at the center,no reporting of aids they just move them to another center e.g. allentown,false receits Handwritten)one example over 700 dollars for kitchen table 2 x 2 x 3foot high.when i started to ask questions was told to mind my own business,shorty after 125K(it was known who &how just swept under rug) missing not reported,that person was convicted few years later for drugs(federal)in allentown.put founders son through college on donations,always sent money to him & his family for travel FIRST CLASS,and flowers every month,many more like i said there are some bad apples but it mostly at the top
Liners

Allentown, PA

#4 Apr 28, 2009
They should shut them down. They are nothing more than panhandling drug addicts. I would not eat anything that was in their possession. Certify them to get our tax money. Load back up on the boat and shove off..
James

Allentown, PA

#5 Apr 28, 2009
Please keep these people off my front porch. I'm really not comfortable with their fundraising efforts. Last thing my wife wanted to deal with is two guys with tatoos all over their necks asking for money.
Kulp

Kulpsville, PA

#7 Apr 28, 2009
Yes their panhandling ways have not thwarted their efforts for money. Selling candy bars in front of the Dollar Store? or following patrons around the parking lot. Seems more like a nuisance to me and would love to see where their money goes...Shish Kabobs anyone?
Guero

Easton, PA

#8 Apr 28, 2009
god dang it, nobody wants to see your junkie arses sitting on coolers full of crappy flaun and cheesecake.
redneck

Hellertown, PA

#9 Apr 28, 2009
lol government is worried about using cell phones while driving. and yet these people are aloud to do door to door sales? if you are junkie and cannot drop the habbit then you are of no use to us. just go and find some rope and hang yourself and please take as many junkies with you... why would anyone live in allenswamp or the area? yuck
enough already

New York, NY

#10 Apr 28, 2009
I thought their purpose was to be treating addicts?!?

If they haven't been doing that these past couple of years, WTF have they been doing????

stinkingdirtybastards

Since: Apr 08

Easton, PA

#11 Apr 28, 2009
Keep them off the front doors and keep firemen off intersections on weekends. I don't want to drive around and get caught in traffic while those guys beg.
James wrote:
Please keep these people off my front porch. I'm really not comfortable with their fundraising efforts. Last thing my wife wanted to deal with is two guys with tatoos all over their necks asking for money.
pain in the blank

Easton, PA

#12 Apr 28, 2009
I hope they let find something to do uther than knock on my door every Saturday Morning!

“Boobies make me smile”

Since: Jul 08

Bethlehem

#13 Apr 28, 2009
And to think all I thought Hogar Crea was were a bunch of Puerto Rican's selling Garbage bags door to door and making yummy sish-kabobs at the Musikfest.
btown mom

United States

#14 Apr 28, 2009
wouldnt you rather they be selling you flan and garbage bags then selling your kids pot and crack on the corner?
James

Allentown, PA

#15 Apr 28, 2009
Easton resident wrote:
Keep them off the front doors and keep firemen off intersections on weekends. I don't want to drive around and get caught in traffic while those guys beg.
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YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! How can you possibly draw a connection here? FIREMEN: run into burning buildings to save people, respond to accidents and save lives everyday. Hogar Crea: Drugs, gangs, crime.

Put a firehat or boot in front of my car everyday, I'll throw $$$ in!!!
flan for sale

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Apr 28, 2009
btown mom wrote:
wouldnt you rather they be selling you flan and garbage bags then selling your kids pot and crack on the corner?
you must know somebody that wuz in there or something; screw gualas and they're nasty azz flan!!! LMAO
Ignorance

Bethlehem, PA

#18 Apr 28, 2009
There is such ignorant people in this world!! If you only knew how many successful people living in this community right now has been through Hogar CREA treatment, your heads would spin!! HAHA i bet when you need someone to move your house for CHEAP, Hogar CREA is the first place you call!!! Wow! An organization tying to help addicted people (like it has for yyeeaarrsss) gets no kind of support form thier community! SAD! I hope that you or any of your family members will never need help with a drug addiction but if they ever do im SURE Hogar CREA will accept them with arms wide open!!!!
enough already

New York, NY

#19 Apr 28, 2009
Ignorance wrote:
HAHA i bet when you need someone to move your house for CHEAP, Hogar CREA is the first place you call!!!
Ummm, no, Hogar Crea would not be the first place I call.
East Texas Resident

Cherry Hill, NJ

#20 Apr 28, 2009
Ignorance wrote:
There is such ignorant people in this world!! If you only knew how many successful people living in this community right now has been through Hogar CREA treatment, your heads would spin!! HAHA i bet when you need someone to move your house for CHEAP, Hogar CREA is the first place you call!!! Wow! An organization tying to help addicted people (like it has for yyeeaarrsss) gets no kind of support form thier community! SAD! I hope that you or any of your family members will never need help with a drug addiction but if they ever do im SURE Hogar CREA will accept them with arms wide open!!!!
If any of my family were to ever need drug rehab, I would go to a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL, not a bunch of other addicts who have so much infighting in their group that they can barely function. And sure, they'll take all of the state grants they can get. That's how you do it... come here from Puerto Rico and take money for free.

And if you're telling me that I'm racist... why is it that whenever I have Hogar Crea show up in my neighborhood, they're all hispanic? I have yet to see or even just hear of a white person who was helped to "recover" from Hogar Crea.

“Dirk Duncum”

Since: Feb 07

Allentown

#21 Apr 28, 2009
There are better ways for people to seek treatment than to be involved in this cult-like organization. My colleagues and I continually tell these freaks to depart from us whenever they approach us trying to sell their junk!
Aerc Ragoh

Emmaus, PA

#22 Apr 28, 2009
Why do they sell trash bags? Someting sounds fishy here. Isn't that illegal (pan-handling)? I vaugely recall people chanting someting in Spanish, in protest to keep this place open. Coulds someone plese post the original controversy. The article explains only a part of it (unqualified counselors...which is extremely bad) however, I remember there being more to the story. An archive search only turns-up a partial article...and frankly, I do not want to pay to read about Hogar Crea.

Since: Apr 08

Easton, PA

#23 Apr 28, 2009
Firemen who are from 'god only knows what town' begging on the streets just like Hogar Crea does. It is an easy correlation.
James wrote:
<quoted text>
YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! How can you possibly draw a connection here? FIREMEN: run into burning buildings to save people, respond to accidents and save lives everyday. Hogar Crea: Drugs, gangs, crime.
Put a firehat or boot in front of my car everyday, I'll throw $$$ in!!!

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