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Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

Patch is also where I found God. While many people who work at Patch are SDA, the program is run strictly from a just Christian perspective. The people here are REAL, and religion was never forced. I grew closer to God because of the friends who portrayed Him in a very loving way and really lived a lifestyle that proved it. I can't say enough good things about it.

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Posted by Laura Rose Ionashku on 06/09/2016 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

The program was strict. Exact bedtimes and meal schedules, manual outside labor each day including yard work and mowing. We had to finish all of our food (I gained a little weight which I later lost, and they've since taken this requirement away), but we were treated with respect and love and were never in any danger of being abused in any way. I was taught how to properly interact with my family and set boundaries where needed. Now, 6 years later, I am on my way to completing my goals! I've just finished my Associate Degree of Science and am happily married. We are both working and loving life, and my mom and I visit each other quite often. I can't say enough good about the structure and stability that literally saved me as a teen. I shudder to think of who I would have married or where I'd be right now if I hadn't gone here. Yes, it's expensive, but it's also life changing.

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Posted by Laura Rose Ionashku on 06/09/2016 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

Patch was life-changing. Honestly. Before I went, I was this immature, incredibly spoiled, never take no for an answer, spoiled brat! I was such a pain to everyone around me and didn't have any appreciation for hard work, rules, or doing what was right. During the year, Patch and the amazing group of staff that worked there taught me that "yes means yes" and "no means no," that I was in charge of my own body and that I could set high standards with guys and eventually I would find and marry the man of my dreams (which I did 1 year ago). They had me do counselling sessions with my peers every day and school 10 weeks on 3 weeks off all year (to accommodate the constant influx of teens). I was with 8 other girls for the year and we were not allowed to have contact with the boys dorm the whole time. While this may seem harsh, it was what we needed to focus on "us".

Posted by Laura Rose Ionashku on 06/09/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

I was sent to PATCH when I was 14 (almost 15), in 2009. I was sent to Patch to deal with Sexual Abuse issues, Anger Management, Hostility towards my mom (who was raising me by herself) and Running Away problems. I was not in the drug scene (although most other teens there were). I was sent to Patch in the middle of the night because most teens (obviously) if they knew they were about to encounter something like this would try to escape from it. I was beyond angry and felt betrayed to have been sent there. I cried and yelled and screamed at my mom and step dad until they left me. But over the next 15 months, I came to realize that this was one of the most selfless decisions my mom would ever make for me.

(Read my next comment...mine was too long...)

Posted by Laura Rose Ionashku on 06/09/2016 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Idanha Apartments

Please correct the phone number listed above.

Posted by Kay Bell on 06/06/2016 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

I was a resident at Project Patch for 19 months and I can absolutely say it saved my life. Seeing reviews where folks are saying there was no counseling really surprises me because that is absolutely not true! I dealt with some heavy and big issues and came out the other side. It was hard work and when I left I relapsed but when I was ready I had the tools and the support waiting for me.

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Posted by SL on 05/26/2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

This program is all about smoke and mirrors. My child was abused and neglected while she was there. Project Patch manages the children with fear, intimidation and punishment. They also force their religion down their throats.If the children do not participate in their religion (Seventh Day Adventist), they are punished. I finally had to pull my daughter from the program because of the abuse, secrecy, and neglect. There is absolutely no therapy what so ever. They have nothing but family members working together so it’s very hush, hush. I called in Health & Welfare who found they were not in compliance with many of my expressed concerns. Lastly, may we not forget the scandal in 2009 when they had the secretary’s son working there, Ryan Vanhook. who kidnapped and sexually assaulted one of the children there. He was found guilty and imprisoned (see archives for KTVB who were on top of that story).

My daughter still suffers from anxiety because of this program. It would behoove you to do your research before choosing such a damaging program for your child!
FYI-they are certified, but not licensed. This allows them a great deal of non-monitored control.

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Posted by Pebbles Gentilman on 11/06/2015 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Giraffe Laugh Child Care Center

Teachers who truly love and nurture the children, while providing the best and highest quality of educational extracurricular experiences. Meanwhile, an organization that embraces the whole family and ensures that nobody falls through the cracks of life. With nutritious meals during the day, a food pantry accessible to every family at every location to bridge the hunger gap on nights and weekends, and a variety of other services to assist families in trying times, this is an organization that exemplifies the goodwill of our community.

Posted by Tom Lloyd on 10/01/2015 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Boise Bingo

playing bingo there is great!!!!I cant stand the smoking though. They should put some kind of air purifier in the place or something but other than that is fun!

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christina Bruce on 02/23/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “River of Life Rescue Mission

Witnessed the most anti-christian behavior the other night as I attempted to leave an donation at this place, found out afterwards that most of the staff are convicted felons and should not be allowed to work with our vet's, elderly or vulnerable, very disrespectful conduct that should never be condoned, this place needs to be investigated and these convict's fired and caring professionals who can treat people with dignity and respect hired who can help these vulnerable vet's, elderly and give them hope once again!!!

Posted by Veteran on 10/30/2014 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Project PATCH Youth Ranch

Project Patch is a teen treatment facility for troubled youth. You are more than likely going to be required to sign a contract. Consider the ethics of this, our daughter was at Project Patch for less than 24 hours and now Project Patch has turned us into collections for $23,821.24. My wife was going through a very emotional time in her life searching for help when she found Project Patch. There is absolutely no grace or understanding in this action. You might be in the same situation and I hope this helps you decide the right path. This is a great read below and it is referenced by the Federal Trade Commission. Hope this helps you.

Always make sure the staff has proper credentials and that they are hiring following procedures. Check all licensing and accreditations. This great example of not following hiring procedures.

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Posted by Concerned Consumer on 09/19/2014 at 2:54 PM

Re: “Boise Bingo

i would like to come check it out sometime. I like playing bingo games. so what does it cost for the games.

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Posted by joann on 03/22/2014 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Boise Peace Quilt Project

Please post the story and pictures of the Boise Peace Quilt that was made for Pete Seeger .

Posted by Jack Large on 01/28/2014 at 5:57 AM

Re: “Pacific Steel and Recycling

So what is the relieves of this Mormon promoting his so called business! Pacific is a great recliner, but what does this have to do with with this Mormon?

Posted by jtalbot426 on 04/27/2013 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Northwest Children's Home: Syringa House

its not on Kartcher Rd. its on Horton

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Posted by TarissaMarie Piper on 04/18/2013 at 1:54 AM

Re: “Bingo

A friend & I showed up on 3-3-13 (Sunday) at 1 and no one was there. Doors were locked. Maybe they need to change this ad.

Posted by Dawn on 03/03/2013 at 8:27 PM

Re: “Boise Bingo

Very fun and helpful staff

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Posted by Rick Nelson on 07/19/2012 at 1:42 AM

Re: “Boise Bingo

Very fun, helpful staff :)

Posted by Rick Nelson on 07/19/2012 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Vellotti's Chess Kids

lame, and they don't have their act together.

Posted by mwilliam on 07/05/2012 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Principal Financial Group

Raffles for great prizes, too. Christina Birkinbine's photos turned the boring beige-colored conference room into a welcome place to be.

Posted by Scott on 05/03/2012 at 12:28 AM


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