Hope Christian Home And Academy

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Current status Open
Checked January 1, 2016

Hope Christian Home And Academy is the name for a so-called Christian boarding school located on the postal address 865 Sweatman Road in Duck Hill, Mississippi.

The founders did previous work for Happiness Hill in Union.

Program structure

Education

They use a yet unknown Christian based curriculum [1]

Communication

Phone calls made by speaker phone so the staff can listen to the conversion and cancel if unwanted information is stated by the teenager [1]

Consequences

The following consequences were named on a message board by a survivor [2]

  • 1) Licks (corporal punishment)
  • 2) Sentences (up to thousands of them)
  • 3) Standing facing the wall for up to hours at a time
  • 4) Standing in a private bedroom with arms held out and holding something for an extended period of time
  • 5) Silence (not allowed to talk to anyone)
  • 6) Separation (not allowed to talk to or look at a specific person)
  • 7) Isolation (allowed to talk to and look at no one without permission, which you won't get unless it's a staff member)

In the news

  • In 2013 the facility was raided [3]. Legal procedures can be complicated and the case was closed without a court case [4] Later the school was allowed to open again [5]

External Links

Info pages

Message boards

References

  1. 1,0 1,1 Post 75, Message board from HEAL-online
  2. Hope Christian Home And Academy, Duck Hill, MS, a thread on the FICAN message board
  3. Girls removed from facility, By Galen Holley, Grenada Star, Staff Writer, 7/12/2013
  4. Charges out in girls’ home case, Grenada Star, 1/21/2014
  5. Girls’ home open, Grenada Star, 10/22/2013