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'''Hephzibah House''' is a behavior modification facility located on 508 School Street, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590.
 
'''Hephzibah House''' is a behavior modification facility located on 508 School Street, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590.
  
It offers spiritual treatment and confinement to girls, who have problems with temptations of teenage lives in general [1]. Statement from their homepage: <Blockquote>''Opposing Parents Is Opposing God's Authority''</Blockquote>
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It offers spiritual treatment and confinement to girls, who have problems with temptations of teenage lives in general <Ref>[http://www.hephzibahhouse.org/subverting.html Article on the homepage of the program]</Ref>. Statement from their homepage: <Blockquote>''Opposing Parents Is Opposing God's Authority''</Blockquote>
  
 
Survivors has compared the conditions at the facility as being of the standard characterizing the [[:Category:Roloff_Homes| Roloff homes]].
 
Survivors has compared the conditions at the facility as being of the standard characterizing the [[:Category:Roloff_Homes| Roloff homes]].
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== Program structure ==
 
== Program structure ==
 
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The girls are detained at an address couple of miles from the head office <Ref>[http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=508+School+Street,+Winona+Lake,+Indiana+46590.&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.426353,59.238281&ie=UTF8&ll=41.211344,-85.798346&spn=0.00091,0.001808&t=h&z=19&om=1 The building - in fact a kind of church where the girls are detained. The garden seems to be fenced.]</Ref>.
The girls are detained at an address couple of miles from the head office [2].
 
  
 
=== Admission process ===
 
=== Admission process ===
 
 
The admission process include a strip search, which is almost mandatory in the behavior modification industry. A male person claiming which should be have some kind of degree from health services perform a physical exam on the new girls. The webpage does unlike most professional programs in the industry not state what kind of a degree such a person have. The exam is done at the dresser room in the facility.
 
The admission process include a strip search, which is almost mandatory in the behavior modification industry. A male person claiming which should be have some kind of degree from health services perform a physical exam on the new girls. The webpage does unlike most professional programs in the industry not state what kind of a degree such a person have. The exam is done at the dresser room in the facility.
  
 
=== Emotional growth ===
 
=== Emotional growth ===
 
 
The girls are instructed to work on their on relationship with God. Social interacting with peers are not a part of the agenda. They operate with a ''talking list''. The detained girls have to earn a place on the talking list. Otherwise the girls are not allowed to talk.
 
The girls are instructed to work on their on relationship with God. Social interacting with peers are not a part of the agenda. They operate with a ''talking list''. The detained girls have to earn a place on the talking list. Otherwise the girls are not allowed to talk.
  
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=== Education ===
 
=== Education ===
 
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The facility uses the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) workbook curriculum provided by School of Tomorrow <Ref>[http://schooloftomorrow.com/Default.aspx Accelerated Christian Education]</Ref>. School of Tomorrow requries that just one person in an entire school be "certified" to use the curriculum. This certification is NOT from any state agency. It is issued by School of Tomorrow. This enables schools to use the curriculum without having any certified teachers by the State.  
The facility uses the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) workbook curriculum provided by School of Tomorrow [3]. School of Tomorrow requries that just one person in an entire school be "certified" to use the curriculum. This certification is NOT from any state agency. It is issued by School of Tomorrow. This enables schools to use the curriculum without having any certified teachers by the State.  
 
  
 
=== Communication ===
 
=== Communication ===
 
 
*'''Letters:''' All incoming and outgoing letters are read and screened. Letters are to and from parents, sibling, and pastor only.
 
*'''Letters:''' All incoming and outgoing letters are read and screened. Letters are to and from parents, sibling, and pastor only.
  
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=== Consequences ===
 
=== Consequences ===
 
[[Image:Paddlecard_small.jpg|frame|right||55px|This facility use corporal punishment]]
 
[[Image:Paddlecard_small.jpg|frame|right||55px|This facility use corporal punishment]]
The nick-name for the paddle is called the "Rod of God" according to a statement on Fornits Webforum [4].
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The nick-name for the paddle is called the "Rod of God" according to a statement on Fornits Webforum <Ref>[http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=23884 hephzibah house/indiana], a thread on Fornits Webforum</Ref>.
  
 
Meals can held back until chores assigned to the individual girl has been done properly.
 
Meals can held back until chores assigned to the individual girl has been done properly.
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==In the news==
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June 2008 a group of former detainees held a demonstration in front of the Kosciusko County Courthouse <Ref>[http://www.timesuniononline.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=33697&SectionID=2&SubSectionID=224&S=1 Former Students Demonstrate Against Local Boarding School], Times-Union, June 12 2008</Ref> <Ref>[http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=8487553 Former Hephzibah House students protest], Fox28, June 13 2008</Ref> <Ref>[http://www.fox28.com/Global/story.asp?S=8487558 Strong accusations against Hephzibah House], Fox28, June 14 2008</Ref>.
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
 
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<References />
*1) [http://www.hephzibahhouse.org/subverting.html Article on the homepage of the program]
 
*2) [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=508+School+Street,+Winona+Lake,+Indiana+46590.&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=31.426353,59.238281&ie=UTF8&ll=41.211344,-85.798346&spn=0.00091,0.001808&t=h&z=19&om=1 The building - in fact a kind of church where the girls are detained. The garden seems to be fenced.]
 
*3) [http://schooloftomorrow.com/Default.aspx Accelerated Christian Education]
 
*4) [http://fornits.com/wwf/viewtopic.php?t=23884 hephzibah house/indiana], a tread on Fornits Webforum
 
 
 
  
 
== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
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====Info pages====
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*Info: [http://www.hephzibahhouse.org Program homepage]
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*Info: [http://www.heal-online.org/childtortureusa.htm#heph HEAL-online about the facility]
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*Info: [http://web.archive.org/web/20041123004301/http://www.gotothebible.com/HTML/correctionchildren.html The Correction and Salvation of Children], By Ronald E. Williams (Founder)
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*Info: [http://www.freewebs.com/formerhephzibahgirls/index.htm Former Hephzibah Girls] - website for girls, who were detained at the facility
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*Info: [http://www.formerhephzibahgirls.webs.com/ Former Hephzibah Girls] - website for girls, who were detained at the facility
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*Info: [http://fishandcycle.blogspot.com/2008/05/horrors-of-hephzibah-house.html The Horrors of Hephzibah House], blog by Angela
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*Info: [http://www.hephzibahhouse.com Info site about the program made by survivors of the program]
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*Info: [http://adventuresinmercy.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/hephzibah-house-in-indiana-abuse-still-going-on-over-30-years-later/ Hephzibah House in Indiana: Abuse Still Going On, Over 30 Years Later],Blog made by molleth
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*Info: [http://cafety.youthrights.org/wiki/index.php?title=Michelle_Miron Michelle Mirons story about the facility on Youthrights]
  
*'''Info'''
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====Message boards====
**Info: [http://www.hephzibahhouse.org Program homepage]
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=22214.0 Hephzibah House], a thread about the facility on Fornits Webforum
**Info: [http://www.heal-online.org/childtortureusa.htm#heph HEAL-online about the facility]
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*Forum: [http://www.fundamentalforums.com/showthread.php?t=21735 Thread mentioning the facility] on [http://www.fundamentalforums.com The Fighting Fundamental Forums].
**Info: [http://web.archive.org/web/20041123004301/http://www.gotothebible.com/HTML/correctionchildren.html The Correction and Salvation of Children], By Ronald E. Williams (Founder)
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*Forum: [http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnRwdLh_uzSIzdz0tNFpCG6_7BR.;_ylv=3?qid=20070707113709AAPNZKm My friends mother is sending her to the hephzibah house,they abuse kids. what can i do to get her out?], Question on Yahoo Answers
**Info: [http://www.freewebs.com/formerhephzibahgirls/index.htm Former Hephzibah Girls] - website for girls, who were detained at the facility
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*Forum: [http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApPUDS.0ViSpwYdpbxP0tW._7BR.;_ylv=3?qid=20071116195231AAE1xm6 Students from hephzibah house from1989-1991? want to talk about it?], Question on Yahoo Answers
**Info: [http://www.hephzibahhouse.com Info site about the program made by survivors of the program]
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*Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=24673.0 Hephzibah House vandalizing the Wiki page about themselves ?], a thread on Fornits webforum
**Info: [http://cafety.youthrights.org/wiki/index.php?title=Michelle_Miron Michelle Mirons story about the facility on Youthrights]
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*Forum: [http://www.topix.com/forum/city/warsaw-in/T54LRS5QCRBBL5BUM Warsaw, IN Hephzibah House], a thread on Topix
*'''Forum'''
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*Forum: [http://www.fundamentalforums.com/showthread.php?p=946474 Hephzibah House], a thread on Fundamental forums
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=22214.0 Hephzibah House], a thread about the facility on Fornits Webforum
 
**Forum: [http://www.fundamentalforums.com/showthread.php?t=21735 Thread mentioning the facility] on [http://www.fundamentalforums.com The Fighting Fundamental Forums].
 
**Forum: [http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnRwdLh_uzSIzdz0tNFpCG6_7BR.;_ylv=3?qid=20070707113709AAPNZKm My friends mother is sending her to the hephzibah house,they abuse kids. what can i do to get her out?], Question on Yahoo Answers
 
**Forum: [http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=ApPUDS.0ViSpwYdpbxP0tW._7BR.;_ylv=3?qid=20071116195231AAE1xm6 Students from hephzibah house from1989-1991? want to talk about it?], Question on Yahoo Answers
 
**Forum: [http://fornits.com/smf/index.php?topic=24673.0 Hephzibah House vandalizing the Wiki page about themselves ?], a thread on Fornits webforum
 
  
 
== Watch organization status ==
 
== Watch organization status ==
 
 
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Image:heal.gif|This facility is on the watchlist of [http://www.heal-online.org/childtortureusa.htm ''Human Earth Animal Liberation'']
 
Image:heal.gif|This facility is on the watchlist of [http://www.heal-online.org/childtortureusa.htm ''Human Earth Animal Liberation'']

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Hephzibah House is a behavior modification facility located on 508 School Street, Winona Lake, Indiana 46590.

It offers spiritual treatment and confinement to girls, who have problems with temptations of teenage lives in general [1]. Statement from their homepage:

Opposing Parents Is Opposing God's Authority

Survivors has compared the conditions at the facility as being of the standard characterizing the Roloff homes.

The program was established in 1970 by Dr. Ronald L. Williams.

The program last about 18 months. They can detain 15 - 25 girls at a time.

Program structure

The girls are detained at an address couple of miles from the head office [2].

Admission process

The admission process include a strip search, which is almost mandatory in the behavior modification industry. A male person claiming which should be have some kind of degree from health services perform a physical exam on the new girls. The webpage does unlike most professional programs in the industry not state what kind of a degree such a person have. The exam is done at the dresser room in the facility.

Emotional growth

The girls are instructed to work on their on relationship with God. Social interacting with peers are not a part of the agenda. They operate with a talking list. The detained girls have to earn a place on the talking list. Otherwise the girls are not allowed to talk.

There is only designated talking time and only about approved subjects. girls are never to exchange personal info.

Eye contact is not allowed as the staff sees this is a form of communication.

Education

The facility uses the Accelerated Christian Education (A.C.E.) workbook curriculum provided by School of Tomorrow [3]. School of Tomorrow requries that just one person in an entire school be "certified" to use the curriculum. This certification is NOT from any state agency. It is issued by School of Tomorrow. This enables schools to use the curriculum without having any certified teachers by the State.

Communication

  • Letters: All incoming and outgoing letters are read and screened. Letters are to and from parents, sibling, and pastor only.
  • Phone: There is one monthly phone call to the parents of the detained girls. (NO Incoming calls are ever allowed). The monthly call is monitored at all times and it lasts 10 minutes. The staff will terminate the call, if any convrsation is deemed inapporpriate.
  • Visitation: The detained girls will recieve one visit from the their parents after about 3 months. There will be 2 to 3 other visits with parents and siblings after that. There are no off-campus visits during the entire program. During these visits a staff person is present at all time and the visit will end if the detained girl will bring up subjects about the character of the program.

Consequences

This facility use corporal punishment

The nick-name for the paddle is called the "Rod of God" according to a statement on Fornits Webforum [4].

Meals can held back until chores assigned to the individual girl has been done properly.

In the news

June 2008 a group of former detainees held a demonstration in front of the Kosciusko County Courthouse [5] [6] [7].

References

External Links

Info pages

Message boards

Watch organization status