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.
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!
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
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.
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!!
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
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!!
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 !
Please do not give your money to this non profit. They claim their success rate is 90%, but this is untrue. Most families do not make it through this program. The director pays herself a hefty salary and treats the families that live there terribly. She has no humanity. They charge monthly rent of $300 to people who have practically nothing, while she draws a six figure salary. They control all of the government aid money the residents recieve and dole it out as they deem needed. When families leave they have to go to small claims court to get their money back. Most families drop out or are kicked out by the director Ann Engelbrecht. She is a terrible woman. The people there live in constant fear of getting kicked out by this woman. She is not there to help the children as she states on the Home Start website. She is there to pay herself a six figure salary so she can drive a Mercedes. It is really sad because a program such as this could really help people if they had the right person in charge. Please give your money to a different shelter.
Residents often exit the program as a result of poor choices they make that do not put the needs of their children first.
Review from Guidestar
There are better homeless centers to donate to or assist. Roseville Home Start states it's purpose is to "transition homeless children and families into affordable, sustainable, permanent housing and self-sufficiency", but the program is little more than a shelter, and operates well below their capacity. Can accommodate 30 families with 99 beds, but many times the center will only have a few families living there, while other female/child shelters are at capacity and expanding. Most families drop out of the program before the one year contract, so housing placement and job assistance is not a priority of the center and is non-existent. All money earned/saved by families are administered by the staff and if a family drops out of the program, families see their saving mysteriously disappear or made-up fees for services materialize. Families are not giving printed statements/balance so their is no means for a family to accurately balance their own accounts.
Review from Guidestar