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Roseville Home Start, Inc.

Rating: 2.33 stars   27 reviews 4,998

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.

Programs:

Provided living accomodations, mentoring, education and case management services to over 50 families who were coming out of homelessness and who are striving to find stable and productive lives.

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(917) 782-6887
www.rosevillehomestart.org

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Reviews for Roseville Home Start, Inc.

Rating: 1 stars  

Horriable place, wont accept or let you further housing if your enrolled in school, went to school one day and came back to a piece of paper saying drop out of school and failure to do so will result in termination! I said kick me out then!!! Education is success, also went in with a broken fridge poop all over the toilet and moldy food from the last tenant, i would not reccomend this place for it has only put homeless families back out on the street, kayla and michelle are horriable, rude, and very discriminational to people who have tattoos, they treat them like they are belittled. Theres better programs then this place ! Dont go there! They expect you to leave your children with strangers of the community who dont even come outside for 2 hrs while you do case management, not kid friendly and not what they claim to be.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Unfortunately, this is another example of a client who was not willing to put in the hard work to become successful.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Those commenting negatively have little understanding what takes place within our organization.This is not a place for disgruntled ex-clients, who have not been successful, to complain or write nasty comments directed at the program and/or staff. If you have a legitimate complaint, please follow the correct procedure. Thank you.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I want to thank all of the poor victims of (this so called) homestart program.i was also in need of urgent housing for my family.i have 3 children and my wife was due to have our 4th child in couple weeks.we got referred to this (so called family help) program and so i looked it up on google.i read the first couple reveiws.they were bad.i figured well theres always at least 1 bad reveiw about everything (u know theres always a bad apple trying to stir things up even if its really good).so i continue reading more reveiws,looking for where the positive ones begin..but that wasnt the case..every single reveiw that followed had the same or similar story/experience(i read every reveiw there was.at least 10).every family experience/story was identical to one another.all stating the same exact problems..all talking about the same person who directs the (so called family help) program.they all say the same name (amy) who took their money and dogged them in the end.they all say same thing how every family either quits or gets kicked out.they all say how they had to give the (so called) ppl all their money and lost it in the end.they all say the same about having cps called on families.all say same thing about being forced out with their children with nowhere to go.etc. etc...oh, and i almost forgot.out of about 10-12 reveiws,there were 2-3 reveiws that were (so called) positive.however,each one came from an annonymous profiles with no profile pics (hmm.i wonder why)and each of those 2-3 reveiws were nothing but critisism toward the victims who shared their experiences.saying stuff implying that every single one of those families were not there to better themselves.that the families didnt last in the (so called family help) program because they continue bad habits that put them in the situation theyre in.these annoymous profiles are actually downgrading these poor families.claiming that these less fortunate families refuse to do whats in their childrens best intrest.they are claiming that each family who doesnt complete the (so called family help) program its because that parent(s)didnt want to do any good for their children.these annonymous reveiws say these poor victims are more concerned about partying and being irresponsible rather than wanting to better their own families n do whats best for their children(added so much insult to injury)..so what does that sound like?ill tell u what i think..those 2-3 annonymous reveiws are actually the staff members from the scammed program they call themselves trying to run.they are posing as previous clients of the (scammed program) trying to defend the criminal operations they got going.if this place really helps families as a legit organization, then why does every family (who are all in the same boat with situations) tell about the same experiences,mishaps/misfortunes and all treated the same way and most of these negative reviews match one another word-for-word.and to top it all,why is this b!#ch "Amy" in everybodys story treating each family with disrespect and misfortune.taking these families money then kicking them and children to the curb wit nowhere to go and no refunds.now i dont know about u, but coincidences dont come in this size.my gut has always been my best freind. Homestart in roseville needs to be reported. Amy, along with her staff, need to be prosecuted..beleive..it IS in motion

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was able to see first hand the experiences this Non-Profit did to 4 little boys. They took their Xmas presents away from them and new school clothes and didn't help them to get to Doctor and dentist. They are evil people who suck the life out of you then toss you to the streets. I am not a client, but a person who cares. There is nothing but evil here. I would love to join in a group to have Call Kurtis look in to this. Just remember this "you reap what you sow" and I will be watching these people. Can t wait to see these people pay for what they have done to the children because they are going to grow up and see the Truth. SHAME on you. This is NOT a group of caring people, STAY AWAY!

 
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8 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.

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: 5 stars  

4 people 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  

4 people 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  

6 people 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  

5 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  

5 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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3 people 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

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?

2013

 
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3 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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