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Review for Roseville Home Start, Inc., Roseville, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...


If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

replace the Executive Director, Ann Engelbrecht, with someone who truly has compassion for homeless people and their children.

Role:  General Member of the Public & I helped my cousin get out of this place because he/she was treated like trash.
Info123 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Residents often exit the program as a result of poor choices they make that do not put the needs of their children first.