My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Horizons For Children Inc, Mentor, OH, USA
Unfortunately, this organization is no longer what it used to be. The CEO who took over has been caught lying to host families more than once. Example: Summer 2015 she claimed the Riga Airport put a limit on the size of aircraft allowed to use it, which caused them to have to change flight plans. As a result, they levied a last minute fee (conveniently one day after the cutoff for the big deposit payment to be due). After contacting the airport director in Riga (who spoke perfect English), he confirmed this was a LIE, and after further research, he claimed that this organization was late at reserving tickets for the summer host session.
This same CEO was sent a cease and desist letter from an attorney, after she meddled in the affairs of a former host family who was attempting to secure a Visa fur a former host child. She was apparently mad that they refused to host the child again, before going such a route, and went behind their backs by contacting Latvian officials, claiming they were breaking a rule regarding residence information. Needless to say, she was wrong and way out of line. The child is here in America right now, so obviously she was wrong, and was basically vindictive.
Beware of the wolf in sheep's clothing. There's a reason why this organization is nowhere near the size it once was, and why so many families have left to go with other hosting organizations.