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Roseville Home Start, Inc.

Rating: 2.22 stars   23 reviews 3,676

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Homeless & Housing, Seniors

Address:

410 Riverside Ave Roseville CA 95678 USA

Mission:

Roseville Home Start exists to successfully transition homeless children and families into affordable, sustainable, permanent housing and self-sufficiency. This is to be achieved through the development of a system of housing and support services that is flexible, accessible and accountable.

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Reviews for Roseville Home Start, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Hard program but worth it in the end! I owe most of my success to the homestart program. WHen i first came in, i didnt think i could handle all the rules. I wanted to quit several times. I decided to stick it out because i began to see my life change with homestarts guidance. Being at homestart allowed CPS to close their case with my family. While i was at homestart i was able to get my GED which i have been wanting for years. They have retired professors tutor you as often as you need to be prepared to pass ur test. A lot of people don't like being in a budget program but it really helped me. People say they steal ur money but in the program you choose to participate in the budget program and let the experts worry about your bills. With homestarts help I have paid all my past debts i have been worrying about for years. I also saved enough money to buy a car for the first time in 10 years and have money to move into an apartment. With the help of the staff my resume looks fantastic and they teach you how to get and keep a job. For the first time in my whole life i have a full time job with benefits. I have never been able to support myself until comin here. I loved being able to have free therapy it has been somethng i have wanted to afford for many many years. The therapist is great and has helped me through so many tramas from my past. My children also have had great improvements from therapy and the classes. My kids used to feel like too much to handle and homestart taught me how to be a better parent and how to properly handle ur kids. The case management part is tough. They really push you to be the best person possible. I felt really supported by the whole staff. My kids benefited from homestart in many ways such as almost being held back in school to being the top of thier class with the case manager as an advocate for my kids. Homestart helped me get out of my abusive relationship, stay clean and sober, turn my kids lives around, and help me become a successful member of society.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

On approx. 7-19-2014 myself and my 2 children was homeless and needed shelter and went to Home Start in Roseville, CA. The only money I had was $25 and on 7-21-14 I gave it to them, out of that they gave me a $5.00 check so I could wash clothes.then on 8-4-14 I gave them my Welfare money of $310.00. Then on 8-5-14 I left there because of the treatment we were receiving. Today I just received the statement from Home Start and they kept ALL my money. I am 33 weeks pregnant, they wouldn't let me go to the doctor and when I left they would not give me any of my money back, plus called CPS on me. All is ok thankfully because my Aunt took me in. I have called TELL 10 . I urge everyone that has had any problems with this place to PLEASE do the same. This is a non-profit place and I have never felt so abused. PLEASE, PLEASE FLOOD NEWS 10 WITH CALLS, NO MATTER HOW LONG AGO THIS HAPPENED TO YOU.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire everyone there and place honest people that really CARE for the homeless with children.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Terrible place!! Horrible people! Don't waste your time and money. They will lie and deceive and put you and your family at danger leaving you broke and in an even worse position than you had been in.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire everyone and start over with people that have actual social skills.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

why do all the reviews with more than one star all sound the same and in fact are not reviews at all? they all tell of following rules etc...most people write reviews speaking of their own experiences and letting their feelings be known. The reviews with one star seems to have very similar experiences.

the shared experiences of most of the reviewers is what caught my attention. sounds like illegal activity is occurring here on a large scale and it needs to stop asap!
This place is life-changing alright, changing lives for the worse and putting the disadvantaged at a BIGGER DISADVANTAGE!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

close the place down and have all the staff arrested and return all the clients money!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I currently know a family who moved there with the intentions of starting a new life and all I see is an angry family that has had there money taken, not allowed to live a normal life and are in fear of the managers (Ann and Michelle) who constantly threaten. Any time any money is earned it is taken away and who knows where it is according to reviews. These people are not helping anyone and anyone that is looking to move there, think fourteen times after reading reviews. SOMEONE IN THE GOVERMENT SYSTEM NEEDS TO REVIEW THIS PROGRAM AND THE MANAGERS. I PERSONALLY WILL BE CONTACTING EVERYONE I KNOW TO GET THESE WOMEN OUT OF THIS PROGRAM.....T. LUCIDO

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get rid of current managers and someone needs to review the bookkeeping.

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Homestart is a joke we were there 36 hours gave them $300 when we got there they mailed us a check 2 weeks later with $102. They are corrupt I think we should all get in contact with "Call Curtis"

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Well without homestarts help, me and my family are back on our feet. It was hard because they never gave us a dime back. They are crooks and thiefs. How do you take from the less fortunate and have a clear conscience? How does anybody supports evilness like this? We live in a society that justifies people like MICHELLE and the rest of the staff of inconsiderate, lying, manipulative and power control people who think they are better then you. I emailed everyone on the board and got no response but a call from the cops saying my money was a lost cause. I will continue posting on this site and others letting all the less fortunate families know of what this god forsaken company has done not only to us but to all the other families as well. You can also go to linkedin to find some of the other board members and get email addresses. I have also contacted every news station, including call Curtis, to let them know of the corruption that is happening at Homestart. It is not about the money now, the cops said that it was a lost cause, so now that I have a job and my wife has a job and money, we are taking this to the fullest. Beware all unfortunate families of the trap this company is setting you up for. My opinion would be to contact SAEHC, who are a staff of people who took care of me and my family, and homestart, you can rot in hell!!! Sincerely, one of your victims

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No

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None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

This program is the real criminal!!! They kick you out, keep all of your money and leave you on the sidewalk wiyhabsolutely nothing! Then they call the cops and CPS to come see you the next day. This is a setup and a family wrecker!! Its amazing how people sleep at night knowing what they have done to the children of the less fortunate!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I was told about homestart from a friend when my boyfriend and I were struggling. We were getting evicted from our apartment and turned to homestart for help. They sounded like a good program so we applied and moved in a week later. Needles to say it was horrible. The lady who worked with us was rude abd treated us like crap. The rooms are dirty and gross they give u nasty blankets abd expected me to put my 4 month old baby in a dirty play pin. They r extremley dishonest and do not care about ur well being. My family and I were only there for 3 hours before deciding this place is worse then jail. They took the money we gave them when we checked in with them and they refuse to give it back. The only reason they are still arounfbis because they rip everyone off. I wish I would have read the reviews on this hell hole before giving them my money. I don't recomend this place to anyone. I'm so disappointed and I hope they get shut down because they are not the great place they make themselves out to be.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My 8 year old son, wife and myself were put out on the sidewalk after 2 days of being in the program. Our worker Michellr gave us 30 minutes yo be off the property and left us there without a dimr. We just gave them over $400 less thrn 48 hours ago but said," To Baf" as she walked away with a smile on her face. She was rude, mean, direspectful and treated us like we were scum. I have worked all my life and have been successful, so this is very new to me. I cannot imagine her ever treating any of those famalies like human .beings. We still have no cash and no place. They should be ashamed for whothey are.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Home Start is a program that helps transition homeless families back into homelessness after psychologically tormenting them and making them jump through hoops, all the while telling them that "when they graduate, they will receive help sustaining a home".. the key word here is "when" and "graduate" hmmm....?? I wonder how many families actually have graduated from this program?
Most families can't handle the communistic way that the director of the program treats them, and end up quiting...and those that don't quit end up getting kicked out! . why? Thats a good question???

Homeless shelters that kick homeless people out after months of following ridiculous rules, for no apparent reason, IS IN NO WAY ,SHAPE ,OR FORM HELPING THAT COMMUNITY !! in fact its insuring the re-occurrence of homelessness !

DO NOT DONATE TO THIS NON-PROFIT!!...they kicked my son(1 1/2 yrs. old) and his mother to the streets with 1/2 hour notice, and with no money! Even though she had saved $2700 during her "participation" in this "non-profit" homeless shelter,not to mention my son was sick and crying, buckled into his stroller downstairs alone,the whole time while she was upstairs being forced to remove her belongings from the "donated" room she had been living in for 8 1/2 months, otherwise her stuff would be thrown away and or the police would be called and she would be charged with trespassing!...............yea thats helping the homeless alright. NOT !

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No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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