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Wham-o
« on: June 20, 2018, 12:47:23 AM »
All About Receiving Cash continues to use the unlicensed, unregulated private jails known as "recovery homes" that are the hallmark of the Seed/Straight/Kids thought reform program.  The phenomenon is so bizarre, it is difficult to describe.  A hybrid foster home and DIY jail, these homes constitute the residential aspect of AARC, but AARC claims not to require a license as a residential facility as the residences are private homes.  A con from start to finish.  AARC's web page maintains a testimonial from this unfortunate sect member:
http://css.ubc.ca/projects/newcomer-inclusion-project/research-team/

“Recovery homes are an amazing component of the AARC treatment model. When it became time for us to open our host home, AARC provided us with thorough training and checked our house with the utmost care to ensure safety for all. Never once did we feel at risk over the several months that we operated a host home, yet we knew we had the immediate assistance of AARC if any problems did arise, something we never had before coming to AARC. Our daughter was trained as a host home old-comer so she could provide leadership to the new-comer and we all followed very strict rules and protocols. Not only did this provide our daughter with an opportunity to take responsibility, regain health boundaries, and give back to other young people, it once again modelled to new clients that there is a way out of the disease of addiction.”

[Wendy Frisby, Ph.D., AARC Graduate Parent; Professor, University of British Columbia, Chair Women’s and Gender Studies

http://aarc.ab.ca/program/the-program/

This kook's take sums up the fraud that is AARC.  Her testimony refers to her safety while she operates a private jail, with a traumatized alleged addict Oldcomer in charge of some poor bewildered Newcomer who is subjected to the complete destruction of all previously existing social and family bonds. 

M. Frisby didn't seem to want to discuss AARC outside of shilling for the sect:

"Dear M. Frisby,

In light of your endorsement of the Recovery Homes used in lieu of licensed residential facilities by AARC, would you care to comment on this letter written to Dean Vause by Sarah Miller, a former client who is now a lawyer practising in British Columbia.  The letter reads as follows:

'From: Sarah Miller [mai!to:sarahmlllerl010@hotinaU.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2009 11: 58 PM
· To: or. D. Vause
• Subject: RE: Homegrown Heroes feature
Dr.Vause,
· I know that you're probably really busy, but l also know that you're aware of why I'd like to talk to you, and it
. seems like you're putting lt off.
I know that Mr.G still works at AARC (albeit being on a short leave of absence). As you know from the
email I sent you three years ago, in which I expressed my concerns about Mr.G - a pedophile~ continuing to
work with young teens at AARC, I'm truly concerned about the safety of your current clients. I know that I
told you three years ago that I would let it go because I had confidence that you would do whatever
necessary to protect the kids at AARC, but I had to convince myself that in order to move on without feeling
guilty.
I believed for a long time that you cared about me. My first reaction to the Fifth Estate was that you ·would
never let a client get hurt or be abused [f you were aware of it But then I started to wonder. I know that you
. knew {at the time) that Mr.G was acting inappropriately with me but you chose to 'sweep it under the rug."
So why would it be any different with Rachel or Christine?
I wanted to talk to you about this on the phone or in person - to ask you why you didn't help me - 'Why you
didn't fire Mr.G and how you could keep him around AARC when he is clearly not capable of providing teens
with appropriate care. I know that you knew what was going on because Mr.G told me when I wass 16 that
you ordered him not to talk to me, and even threatened to fight hirn in the parking lot. But Mr.G continued to
talk to me and it only got more inappropriate. l thought that him and I had a special friendship and dldn't
understand at the time why you were being so mean to him. looking back, I resent you for not pushing
harder. I know he was eventually fired years !ater, after he was caught selling drugs out of the AARC van. If
there was one thing about AARC that never made sense to me, it was the fact that graduates and staff
could be abusive, pedophiles, or otherwise unhealthy or dysfunctional - but as !ong as they were sober. they
were a "success." Despite what Mr.G was doing with me, it wasn't untlf he relapsed that you decided he
wasn't a positive Influence at AARC?
As you know, when Mr.Hagg convinced my parents that I should live with him for a few days, Mr.G was
there every day and after Mr.Hagg had gone to sleep, would cuddle with me, rub my back, tell me that we
should get married one day, cried to me because he was "addicted" to me, totd me I should masterbate,
that he liked small breasts ... How could you know this and continue to let him work with young girls? I had
just tried to kill myself and Mr.G selfishly chose to ignore any sense of responsibility as a counselor. This
affects me still today, and despite going through periods when I should have talked to someone, I have not
and cannot bring myself to trust another counselor. The Dr.Vause I thought was "saving lives and helping
families" wou!d have fired Mr.G on the spot AND Mr.Hagg for his methods of putting young girts on his lap
in his counseling sessions and rocking them "to make them feel safe, like lltt!e girls,' as he explained to me.
I also know of a girl who ls extremely distraught after watching the Fifth Estate and is seeing a psychiatrist
because she was treated even rnore inappropriately by Andrew Morton, her counselor.
Like so many graduates, I am not and never was an addict I had self-esteem and behavioral problems,
which were only worsened from the year and a half of "tough love" I received at AARC. It was not helpful to
be told I was a loser druggie and would die if I ever relapsed. The months following my graduation were
some of the darkest months of my life. I didn't know who I was anymore - my life revolved around a disease
that I didn't have. Despite the fact that I was a brat, I was outgoing and lald back before AARC, But after
AARC, I'd been molded into an awkward girl with the social skills of a seven-year-old, and I had counselors
helping me through it by pretending to be my 'daddy.'
When l abandoned AARC and AA, you convinced my parents to abandon me. Anyone who leaves AA ls
treated like a schizophrenic and ignored because they're 'in denial.' The only time I was ever in denial was
when I believed that you, Mr.G, Mr.Hagg, etc ... knew what was best for me and cared about me. I've had to
work really hard to repair my relationship with my parents after them putting me in the hands of your
unqualified staff and trusting them blindly with my safety. They know now that they were brainwashed to
believe that your staff always knew what was best for me, when in fact, they were doing more harm than
'good.
I've been seriously considering filing a police report against AARC, and specifically Mr.G. l was hoping to
· talk to you before doing so, but If l don't hear from you by the end of the week. I can not let this go and try to
move on without feeling guilt.
What I reaily wanted to ask you was if everything you'd ever told me - about how much you cared about
me, and how special you thought I was -was just a lie. I really wonder if you've been sending me all of
these nice emails to convince me to keep my mouth shut. I'd also really like to know - if I'd talked to Glllian
Findlay about my experience with Mr. G and the fact that you knew, would you have called me a liar too?
' I hope to hear from you (any time) tomorrow.
Sarah'

Please feel free to message me back with any comments you might have regarding this piece of correspondence between Dean Vause and his former client.

Regards,

JG Elliott"


"Sent: Saturday, April 7, 2018 12:01:03 PM
Subject: Re: Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre

I feel that it was inappropriate to send me an email that was not
addressed to me and I have no knowledge of this situation so it would be
very inappropriate for me to respond.
Wendy Frisby"

"Dear M. Frisby,

Clearly you and I have very different views on what is appropriate and what is not.

Regards,

JG Elliott"

"Please do not contact me again. Thank you,

Wendy Frisby"



"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director