My name is Tim Sabens and together with my wife Lisa we worked as relief houseparents at Pinehaven between the dates of April 2009 and June 2010. Our motivation to speak out about the serious abusive nature of the program at Pinehaven is due to the love and concern we have for every child still there. We call upon the proper authorities to thoroughly investigate this operation from every facet – financial, educational, labor, mental and physical health, and staff qualifications.
There is good reason that 5 families of staff members left in 2010. There is good reason why several longtime supporting churches have cut funding for Pinehaven in the last year.
Only one substantiated occurrence of child abuse is one too many.
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