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donausten@thursdayschild.org

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Review for Information And Referral Federation Of Los Angeles County, San Gabriel, CA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

In four decades, I have not been able to receive a single referral of any use. Referrals that they provide, even for emergency services, tend to be outdated or incorrect. The company, which used to be called Infoline, but is now 211, is run by a couple of women, whose annual salaries are nearly a quarter and a fifth of a million dollars, and whose attitudes are condescending at best. To their credit, their new website removed the wallpaper photo of their staff apparently laughing and dancing. But this is a "charity" that sucks roughly $9 million per year from credulous taxpayers, as dolled out by the County Board of Supervisors.

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Review for National Runaway Safeline, Chicago, IL, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

Horrible organization that wound up with a million-dollar federal contract. They will not work with other organizations that have runaways in their custody, but have demanded that Greyhound only allow then to issue bus tickets for runaways to get back home. They, including those i9dentifying themselves as supervisors, just hang up the phone, unwilling to answer the most basic of questions. Years ago, we waited 58 minutes for someone to answer their "hotline" stuck on their hold, till we just hung up and bought a ticket for the runaway ourselves.

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