A testimony about New Creations Christian Boarding School

This testimony was found on Topix.com

I attended this school in 2006, and also agree that it was corrupt. Not too long after being there I became frightened by what was going on in the church. I was raised Lutheran and went to church with my family from time to time as a child, so I wasn’t afraid of religion. The religion they were practicing here though was not Lutheran.

The day that I became extremely frightened was when we were finishing up the church service and the priest asked everyone to gather in a half circle around the alter. After doing so, he walked around examining each of us. I am not sure what made him choose the people he did but I believe it may have been the presence of fear in my face. If he stopped in front of you, he would then push you down and you were expected to let the volunteer behind you to catch you and then cover you with a light silky dark purple blanket. He attempted to do this to me but after he tried to push me I caught myself and ran out of the church. I knew I would get in trouble if I went far so I sat in the mulch bead right outside the front door. Shortly after running out, one of the staff cane out insisting I come back in and scolding me for leaving. Being frightened I told her that I would not. At this point in time she took my bible from my hands and began reading me the same scripture over and over. I sat in the mulch bed snapping pieces of mulch which apparently annoyed her immensely because she then grabbed the piece of mulch out of my hand threw it on the ground and stated that she could not handle me so she was going to get the owners wife (can’t remember her name). With the staff lady out of sight, I ran up to the girls dorm and laid on my bed. The wife made her way up to the dorm and furiously proceeded to my bed continuing to read the same scripture from what I assumed was still my bible. I became frustrated and in an attempt to take the Bible from her hands I accidentally ripped one of pages. This was her limit apparently because at the moment she then decided to lunge at me in attack. Luckily, I was able to deflect her by fluffing my leg out (I was originally laying on my side curled up) and the group arrived from church seconds after. I was told to stay put as she discussed with the other lady what to do. It was deemed necessary that I was brought to the office and made to sit in one of the old school desks within a closet space facing the wall. I sat there for hours before all of the sudden my father and step mother walked into the office. I was so surprised and relieved that I burst into tears and ran towards them. They ended up taking me home that day after a long discussion with the owner who had apparently called them insisting that they pick me up immediately because I was the “child of the devil.”

Prior to going to this boarding school, I had been to two others (out of state) each for at least a year and had not experienced anything like this until going to New Creations. I am now in my mid twenties and despite the awful experience am doing well for myself but I will say that the experience without a doubt had a huge effect on my religious stance. Needless to say, I am very happy to hear that this place was closed!

The so-called boarding school closed a few years ago. An investigation was on-going at the time of the closure and properly also the reason for it.

The original testimony


A relatives testimony about Carolina Springs Academy

Carolina Springs Academy first opened back in the 1990’s. After they closed for the first time in 2009, they have tried to reopen under new names. Magnolia Hills Christian School, Seneca Ranch, Second Chance Ranch, Palmetto Ranch and lately Southern Oaks Youth Ranch. The testimony below was made when the property was named Carolina Springs Academy

If you child is in this place you need to rescue them immediately. Let me tell you my story. Two weeks ago our precious grandaughter was acting out and we found this place on the internet that showed horses, rolling hills, and happy kids with smiling faces. What a crock.

After we put her in this place (Carolina Springs Academy) we starting researching and found out a lot of bad things. We went to the place (in the daytime) for a tour. There was no one in the front building so we opened the door and went into the library area which on their website shows a whole lot different library than we seen. The floor was actually falling in and we about froze while we were in there (no heat). The lady that met us starting reciting this speech and talked about our granddaughter. Near the end of the speech we realized that she was not talking about her, she did not even know who she was. The girls had just came from lunch so I asked her what they ate. She told me, fried chicken, rice and gravy, green beans and a choice of two desserts. Later I found out that they ate red beans and boiled noodles with no seasoning and they only drink water.

We also found out that the three antiquated dinsaur computers in the library are the only ones on the premises. We did pick our granddaughter up after two weeks. We found out that the kids are not allowed in the library, that the women would get them a book from the library. My granddaughter had to look at the ground with her head turned to the right and if she looked up she lost points. She was not allowed to speak. They got her out of bed at 4am to go and wash up the dishes from the night before which was close to 100 bowls. They do not eat out of plates, only bowls.

They loose points if they cry. We brought her some pictures of the family (4) that day and because she cried, they took them away from her. A lot of her discipline came from the older kids. One of them hit her and she could not respond or she would get in trouble. One of them stole some stuff of hers. They are allowed three towels and can only wash them (and her clothes) once per month plus they are damp so they put them in a plastic bag until the next day. When we picked her up, her three towels were wet and smelly. She said that four girls in the building have staf infections and one girl had a big sore on her mouth that was herpes. In this dorm (like a double wide trailer) was 68 girls with 3 showers and 3 sinks. She said they have three minutes to take a shower and that is all.

She said that they never got to leave this building except to go eat. They exercised in this building, watch films in this building (which is supposedly their school work) and everything else in this building. All the windows are boarded up so they cannot look outside. We had to pay around $500 for uniforms. When we picked her up we saw that she got used uniforms that did not even fit. The dress shirt that she got had four names in the collar and each one marked out for the next girl. When we picked her up she was dirty and in only two weeks they had broken her spirit. She said that the equestrian program (horses) was a big joke among the kids. They just wanted money for that program but since you can’t talk to your child, you don’t know what they are doing. They read their incoming and outgoing mail and decide if they want it sent/received or not. It’s up to them.

When she came out of the back door of the dining hall, she looked down at the ground all the way to us because they are not allowed to look up. When she finally saw us she started crying and hugging us. On the way home she told us some horror stories. She also started talking about how if you “secret” something and believe it in your heart and write it down everyday that eventually the universe with align with your heart and it will come true. We still don’t know what all that is about but if they had her talking like this in two weeks I wonder what they would have done to her mind on a year or two. She said that a lot of the girls had been their years. She said that she saw her family rep only once per week and that she had to stand in front of her, look to the right and to the ground. The rep would ask her if she is ready for her feedback and she would say yes. The rep would then tell her what she thought about her and tell her what she thought she should do (remember all along looking at the ground and to the right). They strip them of their dignity and self worth. Nothing a child can do is bad enough to deserve this.

Everything this school told us is a lie. One particular sheet in her application that gave them permission to move the child across state lines was not signed. They said that we did not have to sign it. Just send the paperwork without it. They said that that sheet was only for the children that were wards of the state. When our granddaughter was admitted, they wanted that paper signed. We refused. Then in a few days, the same paper was sent to the home to be signed and a return envelope was inside. Again, the paper was not signed. One of the women told her that if she did not straighten up that she would be sent to another program in Jamacia and one of the girls had already been there and showed off a big scar on her leg from that place. All the pictures on the web site are a joke. I will continue this blog at a later time but I really want you to know that your child is in danger in this place. I am not with an organization or anything like that just a concerned grandparent. Get your child out, now. I know that all boarding schools are not like this—but this one is.


High Impact / Casa by the Sea testimony

This testimony was found on a blog about haunted places. The person who made this testimony was confined at Casa by the Sea in Mexico, which were shut down by force by the authorities in Mexico. A boot camp nearby was also shut down by the authorities in Mexico in 2001.

I was woken up at 3 in the morning in my own room and told that I could only change in front of this man and woman. I was also told that I would only be going for a 3 day evaluation and that I would be able to come home if everything was okay. I was handcuffed and taken across the border illegally. My mother signed over 90% custody to people she had never even met. I got to Casa By The Sea and was stripped of all of my personal belongings, including my sneakers. I was given sandals, “so I couldn’t get away”.

After a week in “Worksheets” and being placed in R&R (where they would bend your legs and arms behind your body, laying on your stomach and while a large heavy man sat on your back), I was sent to High Impact. I witnessed the “dog cages” and was even placed in them. In the dog cages, you were made to roll up your sleeves and pants so that the sun could burn your skin. after your skin was burnt, the red ants would bite your burnt skin. We were made to sleep on a carpet, placed on top of a cement block. We were only given oatmeal (about a cup) for breakfast, rice and beans for lunch (also about a cup) and for dinner we were made to eat a chicken breast, along with the bones. If you did not eat the bones, you would be put in the dog cages. I witnessed two girls who tried to escape, tied around their ankles with rope tied to the back of a truck, be pulled up a rocky mountain.

I wrote my mother that my feet were blistered and cut deeply, and they lied and told her I was lieing. We were forced to take ice cold showers, where you could see the steam rising off of people’s bodies. We had no brush, we weren’ allowed to brush our hair. We had no soap, because after the count of 100, we were forced to get out of the shower. And the worst part of all, we were given 30 seconds, once a day, to use the restroom. If you asked to go other than that, you would be given consiquences and miles that you ran would be taken away. It got so bad that I would hold my bowels until I would go to the bathrom (#1 & #2) in my pants, because I was afraid to ask to use the restroom. We handwashed our clothes on a piece of concrete. And 75% of our days were spent running and doing excersizes.

I lost 40lbs in 3 monthes at High Impact. We werent allowed to so much as sratch ourselves without asking permission, but you would be denied permission if you asked. After going to bed starving, the “mamas” would break out their candy, snacks and good food… and eat it while laughing at us trying to stay warm under a sheet, with no pillow, in the 30 degree weather. I have hip pains to this day because of sleeping on concrete in the fetal postion for 3 monthes. When I finally got back to Casa, I found that my mom thought we would be swimming, they even made her send a bathing suit. For what??? There was no swimming going on at Casa By The Sea. There wasn’t even proper medical treatment. I once witnessed a young girl go into seisures and be left alone to fend for herself. Dace Goulding is a liar, along with King Kay and everyone else. I would love to see him in the streets.

DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THESE PLACES! The pictures are lies, the statements are lies… these fun things NEVER go on at these places. If you want t talk to me, I will tell you anything!


A former student at Majestic Ranch in Randolph in Utah writes

I attended Majestic ranch when I was 12 years old and I was pulled out of the program when I was 13… so I attended in 2003.

I would say… The abuse, the torture, the pain was terrible… Even until this day it gets to me….. It made me heartless at such a young age…

We were forced to do all sorts of things that we didn’t want to do… Little girls were getting restrained on the ground by Wayne who was around 6 foot something… She was only 7 years old…. After getting pulled out of the program I became worse.. the I ended up going to Juvi and having a child…..

The mental abuse was just as bad; leaning more towards worse than the physical abuse…. Our parents were brain washed…. if the card was too sweet and we sounded like we had changed… well it was a lie and we were “manipulating” them to pull us out the program therefore the needed to tell Tori or whomever and we would get punished or needed to be in the program longer….. if we cried to our parents about how bad it was in there… same thing… we were “manipulating”….. My relationship with my mother got worse….. I no longer cared about anything I did…. I went from a sweet innocent girl who had made one innocent mistake at 12 year old … to a cold hearted monster…. If this cruelty of a place is still running; pull your children out asap!!! Dont let them suffer… they are only children and no matter how troubled they are… there are other solutions…

I am now a mother and I would never put my child through this…The night mares never end….. Over the years I have managed to erase most my memory… Its something I never wanted to remember….


Jubilee Youth Ranch & Christian Academy – a mothers reflextion

This testimony was found on Tumblr. The facility is today most known for having fucked Kyle up on the MTV show “True Life”, so he ended up in state costudy. It is monitored by several human right organizations, hoping to find a legal angle so it can be closed down.

OMG I whole heartedly agree with the other 2 reviews. I am so sorry I let my son go there for 3 months. He is lucky to be alive. I pray for the boys safety there all the time. My son is traumatized & still telling me again, just today of the horrific things he experienced while there almost a year ago. He was 13 & the youngest, too young for that place! He was exposed to terrible things while there. Kids sneak out at night & score & do hard drugs & drink in the near by towns, feilds, & within the school. Keys to cars at night were snuck by older boys to take cars off of the property. One night he was chased by a rotweiler through a feild & could’ve been killed. (Not enough responsible supervision!!!!!)

The therapist gave up after 2 tries in 3 months when my son was resistant at first. So no “therapuetic” anything was involved. They had no idea what to do with my son & called me & his dad for suggestions. They seemed in disbelief that he was troubled although it’s a school for “troubled youth”. He resisted going to school & slept the days away a lot of the time. Staff was always unresponsive & unreachable for days for one excuse or another, even when I tried to reach them to warn them my son was reporting he was getting bullied & then he got beat up. It was blamed on their phone system which after 3 months I didn’t buy it anymore.

I didn’t recognize who my son was on the phone while he was there. He sounded so hardened, weird & distant (he changed for the better immediatly after leaving there). He has since revealed he was exposed to & doing hard drugs constantly, & was not safe at all. Boys fight in bathrooms off camera in bedrooms etc. Fear of the devil was put into him while there. Not nessesarily by staff but constant talk by students. Night staff who are often kids themselves were scared of a student & hid from him who would wander halls at night, stare at walls,talk to himself,draw pentograms on walls,hurt himself & other bizarre things.I have compassion for the staff & that student but this didn’t help my son feel safe & I don’t think he was safe. I never felt at peace mentally until he left there. I didn’t know the details but something didn’t seem right the entire time.

I think the individuals involved who work there often have good motives & want to help kids,or are recent ex students who still need help & get a job there,or are recent ex-students working off their debt who destroyed property who don’t really want to be there. They often were kind to my son but they are not professionals & most are ex-drug addicts who still have problems themselves. Although they have good hearts, I experienced them being reactive,taking things personal, being unprofessional & no real education how to help kids with special needs. After they first tried to reach out to my son & he didn’t immediatly warm up to them – he was told he “burnt his bridges”. To me this was ex-drug addict talk & would make a kid feel like nobody wanted to be there for him anymore because he has problems.Which is why he was sent there to begin with.

Some kids maybe should’ve been in a mental institution -smearing poop on walls & throwing it at my son when napping. Melting down & tearing things up & the other kids beating that kids ass (my sons words today). Not enough supervision, structure,protection or education for individuals with real mental problems.

I wanted my son to be in a Christian atmosphere because I love God & didn’t want that left out of his life the year he’d be there, but I have since learned Christian facilities are not monitored or held to the same standard as other schools. They can do their own thing.

I am grateful for the man who drove my son to the emergency room in the middle of the nigtht, in the snow to have his stomach pumped so he wouldn’t die from an over the counter drug over dose, & for the therapist being by his bed side all the next day watching over him. The night staff was very kind to me & my son that night & kept me updated every couple of hours & same with the therapist the following day. I’m grateful for the staff that had my son stay safe in a private room, nurtured him & he got to watch movies for a night after he was jumped & almost had his nose broken ( I really am grateful) I did feel the love at times but…none of it should’ve ever happened.Preventative actions should have been taken. Calls & warnings of bullying should’ve been responded to, medicines shouldve been kept in a safe etc.

I waited to leave a review because I never wanted to thwart anyone from getting help that needed it, & didn’t want to just bad mouth the place because I think their motive is good, but the fact is the place is not safe & I don’t think they are qualified to be doing what they are doing. If I’d only known & not been so desperate to get my son out of harms way I’d never of sent him there. Now I know- so I am letting you know. Their name also is under Jubilee Leadership Academy.

A testimony about the Joy House, Inc

The facility is located in Jasper, Georgia. The testimony was found on Google reviews

I am now a 26 year old father of two. I am a contractor who works 60+ hours a week. I pay taxes I vote I see you everyday in traffic.

When I was 16 I was sent to the Joy House by my father and step mother against my will and against my biological mothers will. I had previously attempted suicide and was suffering from depression and undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder.

I won’t lie to you I was a troubled child, I had issues that needed to be dealt with.

This place was the worst thing that ever happened to me, the single most traumatic period of my life.

I did not personally experience anything that I would deem as physical abuse… Although I heard of and saw many instances of this.

The worst thing they did was kill my spirit.

I was forced to become a different person to earn my freedom…I did not “graduate” until I half way through my junior year.

Through rote memorization and an endless flood of religious doctrine they make you believe that the traumas of your life are totally and completely your own doing. If you had just been a better kid maybe your life wouldn’t be riddled with abuse and neglect and violence.

These people use your children for their own financial gain. They make them work for donors while taking away food as a punishment.

They force your children to volunteer for churches and organizations in the area that inflate to Steve and Wendy Lowe’s and their extended families reputation, influence, and pocketbook.

The original testimony

Unjust prison time for wanting to help

When Boston Children Hospital just dragged a girl in from the streets and started treating her for a lot of issues she did not have, Martin Gottesfeld stepped into actions. In the end the girl, Justina Pelletier escaped maltreatment, but now the authorities went after those who helped her back to life.

The main cause is to get Martin Gottesfeld out of prison and this is done by informing anyone that we need to protect the people who defends us from the medical industry. The medical industry does not care who is hurt as a long as they can sell their products. There are no doubt about that the current drug crisis caused by overmedicating are the sole responsability of the medical industry. All this perscription medication should not have been given to thousand of people who does not need it.

The hospitals should have been able to perform trials on inncocent persons like Justina Pelletier. She became a living human guinea pig because a doctor got an idea and isolated her from her family. What if it was your child some kind of social worker or doctor just decided was sick forcing you to give up on your child making the child suffer at a hospital or a group home?

Would you allow this?


That is why people like Martin Gottesfeld needs to be freed.