My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Christ At The Sea Foundation, Madeira Beach, FL, USA
I also was abused by this man, who renamed himself "Father Cassian" in order to hide himself from the abuse, and divorce himself from the million dollars in lawsuits that were brought against him for creating the treatment cult called KIDS Centers of America. I was in the last one called KIDS of North Jersey. My only real crime, had he taken the time to do a true assessment, with a real psychiatrist, who was really interested in helping us as young adults and children, was having a neurological disability, and gender identity disorder, and several other pediatric psychiatric issues that were treatable. They told me I was a "druggie" and a drug addict because I experimented with pot and alcohol a few times. They made me admit to doing drugs I never did via forced confessions upon intake. Even in the 90's the maximum therapeutic length of stay was 90 days. Period. Even if I had been a hardcore drug addict. This man kept one patient for 13 years. In my case, I was there for a year and a half. I never made it off the first phase of my treatment for the first 15 months of my "treatment".
During that time, I was starved, sleep deprived, humiliated, watched while I went to the bathroom, wasn't allowed to have covers on cold nights, I was sexually assaulted (it seems on this man's orders, though I cannot prove that), restrained illegally and unsafely, which resulted in a neck injury that was left untreated and has caused nerve damage even until now, 17 years later. I experience post traumatic stress disorder. - and I am not the only one. As was posted before, and I will repost again:
This man has abused children at several other non-profits, and I do not think he has changed his spots. Any donations to Christ At The Sea will continue to go to abusing more children. Please do not support this... thank you.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
my every day health. I will be lucky if I and many others do not experience permanent damage because of this man's cult methods
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
shut it down. Immediately, which is what was done in several states. But in the name of religious freedom, we can't, which is why I implore you - just don't support them!