April 23, 2013
Alice C. Tyler Village and Merv Griffin Village are being utilized by this national organization to siphon Medicaid and fund ancillary projects in support of abused and neglected children. The company does not invest enough in the villages, the programs, or in professional development of it's staff. As a result, services are mediocre or poor and treatment, as well as education, suffers. Childhelp is gilded, at best. Great name recognition, but much shinier on the outside than within. They are perpetually in trouble with licensing, and more interested in appearances than actual services. Be wary. The only reason they have not been closed the villages at various times in the past couple of years, is because social services has nowhere to house these children. One advantage of serving severely abused and neglected populations is that licensing is not going to hold the organization as accountable as it should be held for fear that there is, literally, nowhere else for these children to go. Truly a sad state of affairs: poorly managed, understaffed, and under trained. Childhelp is a train wreck waiting to derail, with a lack of accountability. Yvonne and Sara are amazing, and deserve to see their legacy better managed.
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