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« on: January 20, 2005, 09:26:00 AM »
hi my name is sarah and i live in alabama.im looking for anyone who was in ruths home of compassion in georgia from    81-82. i was placed there by my parents and to this day they still cant understand what happened to me there.it was anything but compassionate.im 35 years old and i still have nightmares.i would really like to talk to anyone who was there.thank so much.
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005, 06:47:00 PM »
http://www.rickross.com/reference/mount ... park8.html

In 1983, allegations of abuse at Ruth's Home of Compassion in Rome, Ga., ultimately led the state to close the school for failing to obtain a license.

Seems associated with Mountain Park.....

http://www.rickross.com/groups/mountain_park.html
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2005, 07:29:00 PM »
which is also associated with Rebeccah/Roloff's etc.

http://www.fornits.com/wwf/viewforum.php?forum=36&425
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2005, 08:18:00 PM »
thanks i have always wondered what had become of the other girls there.there are people that tell me to let that stuff go.i think ive done a pretty good job of doing that.but until you have been there yourself and have been stripped of who you are you never can really get over it.you can push it to the back of your mind but it always comes back.ive talked to my husband about things that happened to me and all i get is what did you do to deserve that.so i dont discuss it with him anymore.no one will ever understand unless they have gone through it themselves
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2005, 08:25:00 PM »
oops i forgot to log in. im new to all this stuff.guess im a geek. :smile:
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2005, 08:38:00 PM »
nah, don't worry.  

Yeah, this stuff has haunted me for over 20 years.  It helps just understanding that you weren't the only one.  Look around the site, check out the forums.  It's helped me immensely.  Glad you found at least some information. :smile:
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2005, 11:31:00 PM »
thanks so much. i have been looking around and i didnt realize how many people have been affected by these places.its so very sad.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2005, 08:58:00 PM »
You've said exactly what so many of us feel inside.  No one can understand who hasn't been there.  Good luck working through this.  I think it will always be a part of me, like every experience is still a part of me, but it makes me who I am today.  It has really helped me to come on these fora.  Working to shut down these places has helped too, although it has given some of my friends and family the impression that I'm not "over it."  Oh well.

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"thanks i have always wondered what had become of the other girls there.there are people that tell me to let that stuff go.i think ive done a pretty good job of doing that.but until you have been there yourself and have been stripped of who you are you never can really get over it.you can push it to the back of your mind but it always comes back.ive talked to my husband about things that happened to me and all i get is what did you do to deserve that.so i dont discuss it with him anymore.no one will ever understand unless they have gone through it themselves"
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2005, 09:51:00 PM »
i agree.one good thing that has come out of all that stuff has been i am a stronger person because of it.my family also thinks its time to let go.and for the most i have.but the thought of more homes like that out there scares me to death for all the girls and boys.if you have any information i would be glad to help shut these places down.thanks for listening.i can be reached at missmuffet862003@yahoo.com :wave:
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2005, 11:52:00 PM »
Hi Sarah. You're absolutely right. No one understands unless they've been there. I experienced Dorothy Barnwell when she ran the Bethesda Home back in 1976 (it was a Roloff home then). I still have nightmares and occasional anxiety attacks and its been 29 years for me.I had always wondered if the Ruth home was different and sadly I guess it wasn't. The one thing that has really helped me is discovering that there are others just like me. Until I got on the internet I did not know that. Anyway, I don't talk about it much and most people really don't want to hear about it.It's just rare to run across someone that knows Aunt Dot.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2005, 08:30:00 AM »
oh how i know.people say to me god its been over 20 years,when are you gonna let it go?you can never really do that.its always with you :wave:  :wave:  some how or another.i am so glad to finally have found someone who knew dorothy barnwell or aunt hitler as i used to call her.
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2005, 08:04:00 AM »
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/alt ... 4b387ee14b



Rhonda Cook, wrote a series of articles on the Barnwell's and Ruth's Home
of Compassion for U.P.I. see her dateline Atlanta, Ga February 6, 1982.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2005, 05:46:00 PM »
BIRTH MOTHER IN SEARCH OF SON BROTHER LESTER ROLOFF ENTERPRISES Bethesda Home for Girls Hattiesburg, Mississippi Mr.& Mrs. Bob Wills (1st caregivers) Mr.& Mrs. Hubert Barnwell(2nd cargivers)

seems that they are connected to each other, Roloff--Wills--Barnwells....

hum...

http://www.aci.net/schaefer/page87.html
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2005, 07:17:00 PM »
The Barnwells ran the Bethesda Home for girls when the Wills left sometime in the early 70's.I think the Wills decided to go to Tennessee Temple or something.When the Wills came back, I think in 1980, the Barnwells left and opened up the Ruth home.
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2005, 07:55:00 AM »
Tennessee Temple ...meaning, Tennessee Temple University?

I am assuming this University is a Fundamentalist Independant Baptist University?

thanks
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