FRAUDWATCH: Second Chance/World Literacy Crusade

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Marcab21
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FRAUDWATCH: Second Chance/World Literacy Crusade

Post by Marcab21 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:51 am

(Please also repost to ARS, Narconon Victims Board, etc.)

FRAUDWATCH: Government Report, on the "World Literacy Crusade"
(for residents of "Second Chance," at the Advantage Living Home).

In August 2005, representatives of the Sybil Brand Commission
for Institutional Inspections (of Los Angeles County, California)
reported on their findings, after an inspection of a program
attended by residents of the Second Chance Group Home of Gardena.

At that time, residents of the group home (children placed in
foster care) were enrolled in a program called "The World Literacy
Crusade" at a residence called the "Advantage Living Home"
of Buena Park, California.

Inspectors noted "serious" concerns with the program, stating:

"One of the class brochures describes a drug and alcohol
rehabilitation and detoxification program, but none of the
resident children have these problems."

"Not only was the program not drug/alcohol related,
but that all the books, study materials and wall posters were
pertaining to L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology"

"Residents and staff do not want to attend these classes
and don't feel that they are worthwhile"

"Class instructors were rude to residents (and group home staff)"

"There are no recess periods or breaks allowed during the
3 hour classes; not even restroom breaks"

"Travel time to class each day is about 3 1/2 hours round trip"

"The luncheon meal served was substandard"

The inspector's report detailed that the director, Eugenia Wilson,
was evasive as to the cost that government agencies were billed
for participants in that program. The inspectors then questioned
Dr. Hanan Islam, who responded, saying "Medical pays for it."
Upon repeated questioning, she (Islam) revealed it was $62 per day
per student (plus two staff members who were also required to attend).

"Ms. Montano and myself went to sit in on the classes. The staff
was even rude to us, accusing us of talking to the students
(when the inspectors were asking a question of the staff).
Then the World Literacy Crusade told the staff from the Advantage
Living Home that they were considered students and were not
allowed to speak with us."

"For two out of the four residents, they only had one other
placement, a foster home. One came from only one other placement,
a group home. All had court ordered therapy with their family
members and it doesn't sound like they are having that need met.
Instead, the textbook for the classes is L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology.

The curriculum was terrible with role-playing, but sometimes a
student was directed to scream loudly. One was holding arms out
as if sleep walking. The boys hated the classes and said they didn't
want to go. But they were forced to. I doubt the staff like it either.
One just kept saying, "I can't wait to see what you think."

The boys said they needed anger management training and
weren't getting it from this class. The staff said they need more
constructive activities like going to museums, educational venues,
playing sports, etc. I told him he should call USC and UCLA to enroll
the boys in their summer camps. They are reasonable. Ms. Montano
asked if he had checked out the Boys and Girl's Club in East Los Angeles.

Some of these boys have low grades in school. What they need is
motivation, enthusiasm, meaningful activities, etc. This school will
not serve any positive purpose. I wonder if anyone looked into
the curriculum and observed, before they poured so much money
into it. The director of the group home said she watched a video and
made her decision that way. It is also very far from the group home.
It took me one hour and 45 minutes to get there, with terrible traffic.
The staff was very rude to me as well. As stated, it is the Scientology
program but run by muslims apparently. These boys shouldn't be
brainwashed in such a way. It doesn't seem fair.

I wanted to make one other observation. One boy was asked what
the word "trouble" meant. He gave an excellent definition. But he was
coaxed and coaxed and told he was incorrect until he gave the one
word answer they wanted ("enturbulation"?). The L. Ron Hubbard
textbook looked like it was more for elementary school students
than high school students."

Program Notes:
This program for 6 persons, at $62 per day, billed $372 per day
(for 3 hours of Scientology instruction), paid for by state taxpayers.
Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline: phone 800-722-0432 and 800-822-6222

Living Advantage
Website: www.livingadvantageinc.org
"Providing housing and treatment for foster-care youth"
Advantage Living Home
7961 Poinsettia Drive, Buena Park CA 90602
Board of Directors:
Eugenia Wilson, Dr. Paulette Gorsuch, Barbara Lindsey, Curtis B. Harrison
Executive Director:
Pamela Clay, 7095 W. Hollywood Blvd. #726, Hollywood, CA 90028
Above address is at Mailboxes Etc., down the street from Scientology offices.
Phone 323-731-6471
The program was founded by the late Bernice W. Clay, a Special Ed teacher at
Los Angeles Unified School District.
It is tied to TET: "Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Today"

Second Chance Group Home
15706 Wellfleet Avenue, Carson CA 90746
Phone 310-632-2920

World Literacy Crusade
www.worldliteracy.org
Executive Director: Dr. Hanan Islam
(A Scientology "Supertheta" member)
Website describes and exclusive use of L. Ron Hubbard programs,
including "word clearing" "study tech" and "Narconon"

Dr. Islam is also President of World Literacy International
3209 N. Alameda #B, Compton, CA 90222
Phone: 310-537-2273
She ran the "Quality for Life" program in Los Angeles County,
an afterschool program for 62 students in 2002
at Samuel L. Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles County
(funded through the LA County Department of Public Social Services).

Los Angeles County Fraud Hotline: phone 800-349-9970

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Post by 'Alert' » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:18 am

Marcab21, can you hook us up with a link to the Report? Your post was reposted in ARS and a link was requested, I cant find anything recently related myself.

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Report Linked Here

Post by Marcab21 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:45 pm

Report from the minutes of the August 10, 2005 meeting
of the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections,
(online submission dated August 2006), is partially posted here:

http://lacountycommissions.info/minutes ... cientology

Additional supporting materials, including the original
detailed inspection notes, are available from this
governmental bureau of Los Angeles County, California.

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Post by 'Alert' » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:14 pm

Thanks for such a quick response Marcab21.

HAIL XENU AND THE MARCAB CONFEDERACY!
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Re: FRAUDWATCH: Second Chance/World Literacy Crusade

Post by Brian47 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:47 am

Marcab21 wrote:(Please also repost to ARS, Narconon Victims Board, etc.)

FRAUDWATCH: Government Report, on the "World Literacy Crusade"
(for residents of "Second Chance," at the Advantage Living Home).

In August 2005, representatives of the Sybil Brand Commission
for Institutional Inspections (of Los Angeles County, California)
reported on their findings, after an inspection of a program
attended by residents of the Second Chance Group Home of Gardena.

At that time, residents of the group home (children placed in
foster care) were enrolled in a program called "The World Literacy
Crusade" at a residence called the "Advantage Living Home"
of Buena Park, California.

Inspectors noted "serious" concerns with the program, stating:

"One of the class brochures describes a drug and alcohol
rehabilitation and detoxification program, but none of the
resident children have these problems."

"Not only was the program not drug/alcohol related,
but that all the books, study materials and wall posters were
pertaining to L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology"

"Residents and staff do not want to attend these classes
and don't feel that they are worthwhile"

"Class instructors were rude to residents (and group home staff)"

"There are no recess periods or breaks allowed during the
3 hour classes; not even restroom breaks"

"Travel time to class each day is about 3 1/2 hours round trip"

"The luncheon meal served was substandard"

The inspector's report detailed that the director, Eugenia Wilson,
was evasive as to the cost that government agencies were billed
for participants in that program. The inspectors then questioned
Dr. Hanan Islam, who responded, saying "Medical pays for it."
Upon repeated questioning, she (Islam) revealed it was $62 per day
per student (plus two staff members who were also required to attend).

"Ms. Montano and myself went to sit in on the classes. The staff
was even rude to us, accusing us of talking to the students
(when the inspectors were asking a question of the staff).
Then the World Literacy Crusade told the staff from the Advantage
Living Home that they were considered students and were not
allowed to speak with us."

"For two out of the four residents, they only had one other
placement, a foster home. One came from only one other placement,
a group home. All had court ordered therapy with their family
members and it doesn't sound like they are having that need met.
Instead, the textbook for the classes is L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology.

The curriculum was terrible with role-playing, but sometimes a
student was directed to scream loudly. One was holding arms out
as if sleep walking. The boys hated the classes and said they didn't
want to go. But they were forced to. I doubt the staff like it either.
One just kept saying, "I can't wait to see what you think."

The boys said they needed anger management training and
weren't getting it from this class. The staff said they need more
constructive activities like going to museums, educational venues,
playing sports, etc. I told him he should call USC and UCLA to enroll
the boys in their academic summer camps. They are reasonable. Ms. Montano
asked if he had checked out the Boys and Girl's Club in East Los Angeles.

Some of these boys have low grades in school. What they need is
motivation, enthusiasm, meaningful activities, etc. This school will
not serve any positive purpose. I wonder if anyone looked into
the curriculum and observed, before they poured so much money
into it. The director of the group home said she watched a video and
made her decision that way. It is also very far from the group home.
It took me one hour and 45 minutes to get there, with terrible traffic.
The staff was very rude to me as well. As stated, it is the Scientology
program but run by muslims apparently. These boys shouldn't be
brainwashed in such a way. It doesn't seem fair.

I wanted to make one other observation. One boy was asked what
the word "trouble" meant. He gave an excellent definition. But he was
coaxed and coaxed and told he was incorrect until he gave the one
word answer they wanted ("enturbulation"?). The L. Ron Hubbard
textbook looked like it was more for elementary school students
than high school students."

Program Notes:
This program for 6 persons, at $62 per day, billed $372 per day
(for 3 hours of Scientology instruction), paid for by state taxpayers.
Medi-Cal Fraud Hotline: phone 800-722-0432 and 800-822-6222

Living Advantage
Website: http://www.livingadvantageinc.org
"Providing housing and treatment for foster-care youth"
Advantage Living Home
7961 Poinsettia Drive, Buena Park CA 90602
Board of Directors:
Eugenia Wilson, Dr. Paulette Gorsuch, Barbara Lindsey, Curtis B. Harrison
Executive Director:
Pamela Clay, 7095 W. Hollywood Blvd. #726, Hollywood, CA 90028
Above address is at Mailboxes Etc., down the street from Scientology offices.
Phone 323-731-6471
The program was founded by the late Bernice W. Clay, a Special Ed teacher at
Los Angeles Unified School District.
It is tied to TET: "Tomorrow's Entrepreneurs Today"

Second Chance Group Home
15706 Wellfleet Avenue, Carson CA 90746
Phone 310-632-2920

World Literacy Crusade
http://www.worldliteracy.org
Executive Director: Dr. Hanan Islam
(A Scientology "Supertheta" member)
Website describes and exclusive use of L. Ron Hubbard programs,
including "word clearing" "study tech" and "Narconon"

Dr. Islam is also President of World Literacy International
3209 N. Alameda #B, Compton, CA 90222
Phone: 310-537-2273
She ran the "Quality for Life" program in Los Angeles County,
an afterschool program for 62 students in 2002
at Samuel L. Gompers Middle School in Los Angeles County
(funded through the LA County Department of Public Social Services).

Los Angeles County Fraud Hotline: phone 800-349-9970


Hi Marcab21,
And thanks for sharing this post with everyone.
Its very nice to know about your views on it.

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