I am the grandmother of a young lady that was sent to the Joy house to help get her education... She has never been in trouble with the law or anybody else.There were girls that had just gotten out of jail, one in a gang. They advertise that this is a Christian place to go. I beg to differ verbal and emotional abuse were done to my granddaughter everyday. The house parents are in their 60s and they were more focused on getting chores done then listening to the girls or helping to make sure they got their Counseling. They also made it clear that this is a job and they're just serving their time. She was promised counseling she got one and a half hours in 7 weeks. She is traumatized... After my daughter realized that the staff were covering up in and lying how my granddaughter was doing there she pulled her out. The director called and threaten to come and get her and haul her back I had to call the gbi to make sure there was no trouble I am planning on contacting the gbi again to make sure they realize exactly what goes on in this house. do not send your child there. there are much better places out there than this. A Christian facility it is not. She got her things back today only because we had to call the sheriff to get them and there are things missing they were so unkind that even packed a plastic bottle with water in it to make sure it dumped all over her clothes. when my daughter saw the house mother she slammed the door in her face..Christan. Absolutely not.. oh and the director makes it clear that my daughter signed something to make sure she doesn't talk about what happened in that house while I didn't sign anything that was my granddaughter and I am angry and I plan to file a report with the gbi and have them fully investigated hoping nobody has a child go to through this abuse ever again.. it will only cause damage to your child
This ministry has an outstanding reputation in this community, and they have changed the lives of many families who were involved with the court system and on their last leg. Quite contrary to the first post, this is a loving atmosphere, though strict and disciplined, to help teens and families know how to treat each other and encourage one another on to Godliness.
before someone accuses an amazing organization like this of such atrocities as abuse, they should provide evidence to such a claim. I have known the staff and have been involved in this ministry for over ten years in every facet, and I have never seen any kind of verbal or physical abuse, and nothing even close. This is a great ministry if your family is without hope. Check them out!
I wish verbal abuse was as far as it went with the joy house but unfortunately physical abuse was present as well. Overall this was a completely deflating and saddening experience that will hopefully teach our family how to NOT act. Extremely disappointed in the judgement, abuse and heartache that was cause by this establishment. The path to Christ is not through these doors.
BRING YOUR HURTING, TIRED, MESSY LIVES TO THE FOOT OF HIS THRONE. www.joys-house.com
The foot of His throne exists at Joy's House. Joy's House is a nonprofit organization housing women and children in North Alabama. Founded in 2012, Joy's House has housed 22 residents since opening their doors. The number 22 may not sound like anything to write home about, but what makes this number significant is the environment the women and children enter into once crossing the threshold into a new life. You see, Joy's House is not a facility or an institution, no Joy's House exists within the four walls of a family home.
Started by a mission trip to Rwanda, the ministry was birthed out of the family's desire to be obedient to God's calling on their lives. Working with broken and battered women, those in addiction, those who have been marginalized by sex trafficking, those enticed to a new state by the empty promises of an online romance, has always been on the hearts of the family.
God is on the move at Joy's House. We have seen atheists become believers, strippers drop their lifestyle for a brighter future, women learn to drive, children healed of disease, blindness and deafness. We have seen those with learning disabilities become nursing assistants. The abused begin to trust again and enter into faithful loving marriages. We have performed two funerals, stood up as the mother of the bride in one wedding, been called mom and dad and countless other blessings that God lets us in on each day.
Women coming to Joy's House pay no entry fee or monthly rent. All expenses are provided by the family. Community members have also stood up to partner with the organization by hosting toiletry drives, bringing meals, befriending residents and joining us in prayer.
To many, $5000 May not seem like much. To Joy's House, it means the world. Any monetary donations received are used for the sole purpose of meeting additional needs of he residents such as medication, doctor's visits, glasses and other expenses outside the normal household.
Additionally, this family has reached out to their community. Joy's House has paid for more than 70 nights in local hotels for women in crisis. Joy's House provided clothing and food for individuals in their home town that need an extra hand.
The selfless contributions of this family and the organization should not go unrecognized.
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