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Review for Methodist Children's Home Society, Detroit, MI, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Before Labor Day 2016, a large group of women took a tour through the Methodist Children's Home in Detroit.(MCHS) What we saw was no sign of any activity. The girls buildings were empty and"used for donations". The largest building was locked and used for staff offices,an empty gym, and a kitchen that was not being used even though it was near lunch time. The " school" building had no black board,pencils,paper,or books,and two out dated computers in one corner. The guide unlocked one boys building where we glanced at an empty kitchen and living room. When asked where the boys were she said "they were in their rooms playing games on their computers." It was a beautiful day, but never did we see a child playing games, basketball,riding a bike,and enjoying outdoor activities. Viewing no children at that moment was quite shocking. Our large group of women observed zero kids activities during the whole tour. REALLY??? Most of us became alarmed at this time because before the tour began, the CEO informed us proudly," that 42 boys were living there."
After reviewing the MCHS 2015 Annual Report, we almost became physically sick with deep concern. With a revenue of almost 8 million dollars and expenditures of that exact amount, we believe there is an immense problem with the entire operation. It's just so sad and unacceptable.

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