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WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« on: January 27, 2009, 01:43:35 PM »
Download directly from their server here:
http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/help_letter_05152003.doc
http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/help_letter_1_05152003.doc
http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/help_letter_2_05152003.doc

The letters, apparantly designed to be sample letters for parents to fill out.  Apparantly, they expect parents to beg for money to be donated to this "CS Landre Foundation".

Example content of the letters:

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Sample

Help Me Save My Child’s Life!!!



My fear in sending this letter is that you may find this offensive. However, the true fear of losing my child at the age of 16 is far greater, especially if I didn’t do all I could to help prevent it. I approach you is an honest and sincere direction. I need to act now to help my family.

My child is sick. The cost for long-term modification because of ADD, ADHD, Bi-polar, Oppositional Defiance, and suicidal directions is very expensive. I need to place him into an approved behavior modification program that will help him get the tools to change. Unfortunately, the cost is great and my funds low. That is why I approach you. As a (family member or friend or business acquaintance or someone that I shop with, or professional, etc) I ask you to help us.

Fortunately, I have a benefit for you helping our family. I have been given the opportunity to work with the C. S. Landre Foundation (a 501(c)(3) public benefits non-profit organization. Your contribution to the foundation will give you a tax benefit for your donation. My family would be able to be helped by the foundation as they have given 93% of funds received to family and program support. That is a tremendous allocation and in alignment with our needs.

I ask you to assist and if possible send your contribution directly to the foundation in the enclosed envelope. That is a guarantee that the funds will arrive at the proper location. The Foundation assures me that they will acknowledge your contribution with the appropriate forms.

Yes, it was a difficult decision to send this letter to you as I do not usually ask for assistance. My child’s life is far more important and I will be humbly grateful if you will help me.

Sincerely,



The packet that you send should include:

   Your letter with above as an example only.
   Return envelope with code on back.
Include somewhere information that you are a customer, friend, business acquaintance, etc. For some people they add a picture of themselves or their child.
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2009, 01:48:05 PM »
Also relevant:
http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/c.s._landr ... _funds.doc

Why would WWASP be suggesting donation to a 501(c)3 entity?  I wonder if what they're doing is legal, considering they're basically using this front 501 to funnel money into a for profit company.  Anybody a tax attorney here?  I wonder if the IRS would be interested in this stuff.
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2009, 12:44:09 AM »
I would think it is not!

Also my child is sick.with ADD and ODD. God, this is why i hate psychiatry....they let this loose ont he world
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2009, 04:39:21 AM »
Quote from: "well proxied"
Also relevant:
http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/c.s._landr ... _funds.doc

Why would WWASP be suggesting donation to a 501(c)3 entity?  I wonder if what they're doing is legal, considering they're basically using this front 501 to funnel money into a for profit company.  Anybody a tax attorney here?  I wonder if the IRS would be interested in this stuff.


what they do is have the person attach the childs name to the forum/donation and it goes towards their monthly tuition. dont know if the still do it or not but thats what the rumor was a while back.
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2009, 10:15:50 PM »
I was struck by the similarities that "sample letter" above had with the proverbial Nigerian scam letters. Almost the same grammatical style as well!

  :D
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CS Landre Foundation aka Star of Life Foundation
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2009, 10:45:01 PM »
Quote from: "well proxied"
The letters, apparantly designed to be sample letters for parents to fill out. Apparantly, they expect parents to beg for money to be donated to this "CS Landre Foundation".
Quote from: "firstresponder"
what they do is have the person attach the childs name to the forum/donation and it goes towards their monthly tuition. dont know if the still do it or not but thats what the rumor was a while back.

The Christopher S. Landre Foundation, aka the Star of Life Foundation, like firstresponder notes, appears to serve as a funneling agent for donations towards program tuitions when families cannot come up with the entire funds themselves. They also appear to serve as connecting agents to hook up families with EdCons and other personnel who will advise and recommend "approved programs" suitable for a family's needs. The end-all goal appears to be to get kids into these "excellent" programs! Whether or not these programs are all WWASP, I do not know. The website skirts being specific on those details.

The organization maintains the following two websites, which are more or less identical and share many of each other's pages:
http://www.cslandre.org/
http://www.staroflife.org/

From the back cover of their September 2008 Newsletter:

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Star of Life (tm) Foundaton, Inc.
7969 N. Blackstone Ave #315
Fresno, CA 93720
Phone: 559-822-4317
Fax: 559-822-6249
E-mail: [email protected]

Star of Life Foundation works to create positive changes in our teens through various awareness, prevention, treatment, education and support opportunities. We are committed to gaining understanding, growth and change. The position of the foundation is to offer a broad array of services for individuals, families and communities through regional, state and national programs. We partner with organizations that desire to make a difference and provide vehicles for personal growth.

The Star of Life Foundation is an approved 501(c)(3) public benefits, non-profit organization. The foundation’s employer identification number (EIN) is 77-0470654.

Our mission is saving children's lives. We do this primarily through financial assistance to families of teenagers in crisis who are enrolled in cognitive education and behavior modification programs.

"Helping Families. Saving Lives."
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2009, 11:13:16 PM »
I tried sending this to ISAC, but the doc files give me too much trouble for some reason.

Can anyone do it for me?
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 02:06:09 AM »
Quote from: "Maria"
I tried sending this to ISAC, but the doc files give me too much trouble for some reason.

Can anyone do it for me?

Just email shelby this thread.  If the links don't work by then, check the mirrored version here which has these files as well:
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=26692&start=15#p324563
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Re: CS Landre Foundation aka Star of Life Foundation
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 10:08:56 AM »
Here is a more involved description from their website:

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What does the Star of Life Foundation do?

The objective of the foundation is to help families that have younger members with behavioral conditions and disabilities or minimal learning disabilities consider options in therapy and residential treatment to include funding avenues and alternative methods to afford such treatment.

Facilities for treatment can range from psychosocial therapy facilities to cognitive education centers. Behavior modification and conditioning changes are needed for successful treatment in various ADD, ADHD, ODD, Bi-polar, boarder-line personality and other conditions. Psychiatric and psychological therapy assistance can range from acute care to residential treatment. All of which have a high cost.

Such assistance and 24/7 environment for younger individuals have ranged from intensive negative behavior modification to positive peer culture. Many families do not understand the types of services available and need an unbiased observer organization that works with educational consultants, program administrators and the overall process. Part of the daily activity within the foundation includes: research of current methods and types of therapy, develop clarity of information about types of programs available, finding alternative avenues for funding, referring qualifying families to professionals and services for independent educational plans, communicating with educational consultants and program admissions regarding clients, and reviewing programs and schools that services such clients, etc.

Funding treatment is the hardest hurdle for most families. The cost for long-term therapy in this arena is normally out of the range for many families. The psychological and behavioral services at many of these operations are normally in line with current standards, theory and practice. The training and education of staff, providing accredited education packages and full residential/nutritional services is costly. Most facility fees are usually justified once the overall service is considered based on needed therapy. No matter how justified, the family goes from an emotional extreme in caring for their family member to another extreme of how to afford the cost of treatment.

Most health insurance companies do not cover long-term residential treatment programs in their policies. Acute care portions are limited to short-term stays with concentrated psychiatric service. Long-term therapy provides long term conditioning and has been proven effective. The process is longer and can range from 6 months to several years in duration depending upon reaction to therapy. Families must consider the overall cost of needed services. Some families are able to obtain federal educational loans through lending services. Others must use creative directions that include taking mortgage notes on their property. There are many more who do not qualify and must find alternative methods to include fund-raising. Unfortunately, there are many families that are unable to provide and cannot give their family member the needed treatment.

Star of Life Foundation has helped many families in all of the important areas mentioned above. Our obstacles are many but we look for ways and means. We help the family “turn over rocks” and offer potentials but not false hope. We provide clarity and understanding. We have helped raise significant funds that are never enough. Most importantly, the foundation is doing! We are progressive and search avenues of support. We are out there making people aware of the epidemic numbers of individuals in need of therapy. We appreciate corporate sponsorship and financial support to help those that cannot help them selves.
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Re: CS Landre Foundation aka Star of Life Foundation
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 01:44:31 PM »
I am guessing most, if not all, of their BOD are former WWASP parents on a mission.

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Board Of Directors

Jeanne Shockley – President/CEO
Twyla Moline – Vice-President
Bob Shockley – Secretary/Treasurer
Jennifer Deming – Board Member
Scott Moline – Board Member
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Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 03:37:51 PM »
On Jeanne Shockley:

"In September 2001, we were in crisis with our 13 year old daughter and found we no longer knew how to deal with her issue’s and placed her in a therapeutic facility for 22 months. During that time I was able to work on family issues and working toward transition of our daughter back into our home.

I learned about the C.S. Landre Foundation during this time and participated in fundraising events to benefit the great cause which is advocated through the foundation.

I began working for the foundation in January 2004 in Operations and enjoy working with families who are in crisis, supporting them, educating them and creating an atmosphere of awareness. The work I do at the foundation is rewarding and humbling at the same time because I have walked in the shoes of many parents who call our office."

http://www.cslandre.org/bio.html
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Jeanne Shockley - President/CEO
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2009, 04:37:23 PM »
Yeah, I also found the same pic (as your link) on Plaxo, save my find was much grainier and out of focus... Also found something on her regular profession, which is construction, believe it or not. This first blurb below is her bio from yet another organization connected to C.S. Landre Foundation; it appears to be their fundraising arm: http://www.brighterlv.org. From their "our committee" page:


Jeanne Shockley  – President/CEO of Star of Life Foundation, Inc
    22 years of management experience in Operations and Accounting in large multifaceted corporations. 8 years experience in non-profit setting. Owner of a General Contracting/Building and Planning Consulting Company in California. My passion in life is to provide educational services to families and teens in crisis, and bring awareness to communities across the United States on the seriousness of the crisis our children, teens and young adults are facing. This is important work we do because our children are our leaders of tomorrow, and we must nurture, educate and save our most precious resource for our future leaders of the world.

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Jeanne Shockley
Fresno, CA



work email http://www.staroflife.org
work address 14819 Skyview Road; Madera, CA 93636
work fax 559-822-6249

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I came across an intriguing link on a google, which I was apparently unauthorized to access, and which reads as follows below.

    AntiWWASP Most Wanted
    Jeanne Shockley - Incomplete information. Orval Hagerman - Administrator, Spring Creek Lodge; Director, Sky View Christian Academy (Suspected of WWASP ...
    antiwwasp.nu-industry.com/mostwanted.html - 21k - Cached - Similar pages [/list]

    Some creative searching turned up that it was none other than the following post on AntiWWASP:
    http://antiwwasp.nu-industry.com/compon ... le/46.html

    Kev, if you are reading this, you might want to update your info on Ms. Shockley...

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    Seen N' Heard
    ECS IDAHO/MONTANA TOUR



    (August 18, 2004) Ralph and Roni Davis, Owners of Education Connection Services, Altamont, UT, 435-454-3980, http://www.educationservices.com, along with several educational professionals, stopped by Woodbury Reports, Inc. during their tour of 11 schools and programs throughout north Idaho and western Montana. Listed from left to right are: Kristie Henley's daughter Melanie, Russ Talbot, MEd, LCSW, CAC, [email protected], Jeanne Shockley, [email protected], Ralph Davis and Roni Davis.
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    Re: CS Landre Foundation aka Star of Life Foundation
    « Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 02:46:46 PM »
    Chrissakes, it's like a Hyde HAPA cult... These parents have all been sucked into WWASP's self-perpetuating scheme in the name of "giving back." Note the lingo. They have all been duly seminared into happy camper group think.

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    Regional Directors


    Jennifer & Mike Gaultney
    South Eastern Region
    Atlanta
    Email: [email protected]

      My son invited me to the program on November 25, 2005; to our delight he graduated the program on April 25, 2007.

      I am married and have a wonderful and loving husband, Tom, two beautiful step-daughters, Kathleen and Christine and a very handsome son, Jesse.

      I have always loved children, which drew me to the C.S. Landre Foundation - anything I can do to improve a child's life is worth my time and effort. It is a pleasure to be in service to this very important cause of raising funds to assist children and families at risk.

      "I am a worthy, courageous and loving woman"
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      Patti Reddoch
      South Central Region
      Houston
      Email: [email protected]

        Hello, My name is Phil Bowers. My wife and I are the Chicago Regional Directors. We got involved with the Landre Foundation in January 2001. We staffed a seminar in Chicago and noticed there was not a Foundation table, so we called Lance and told him that there needed to be representation in the Chicago region. He then made us the Directors!

        We started our journey in January of 2000 when we sent our daughter to a behavioral modification program. Doing the seminars has helped a lot in my personal growth. We have staffed around 14 seminars. Working with the Foundation has really enhanced my life.

        Thank you,

        Phil Bowers
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        Carl Sessions
        South-Western Region
        Los Angeles
        Email: [email protected]

          My name is Debbie Wood. I am a courageous, powerful and joyful woman whose purpose is to love unconditionally and touch the lives of others. What better way to live my purpose than to work for the C.S. Landre Foundation?

          Our youngest son, Sam, was escorted to a behavioral modification boarding school on April 2, 2002. He completed his program in December, 2003, and three weeks later, I began working at the same school as a Family Representative of lower level boys.

          We have completed all seminars that were offered to me, and we have staffed both Adult and Student seminars. In addition, I have also staffed several parent/child seminars.

          I started and help administrate an on-line parents’ support message board which helps fill in some of the gaps that were offered by other sources. It now has over 200 active members. I left my position at the program school in July 2007 and moved back to California in December, 2006. We are enjoying being nearer our adult sons and my parents. I also work as a digital artist and web page designer. We now reside in Chico, California.
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          Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
          « Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 04:07:22 PM »
          Wow... these are people are in DEEP. All those "I am" statements. Ew.
          This is disgusting, disturbing, and extremely sad. These people were once normal, thinking individuals.

          Gilcrease must be proud.
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          Re: WWASP Sample letters from their marketing Dept
          « Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 04:36:41 PM »
          Quote from: "well proxied"
          Also relevant:
          http://data.teenhelp.us/dl/f/c.s._landr ... _funds.doc

          Why would WWASP be suggesting donation to a 501(c)3 entity?  I wonder if what they're doing is legal, considering they're basically using this front 501 to funnel money into a for profit company.  Anybody a tax attorney here?  I wonder if the IRS would be interested in this stuff.

          These multiple intermeshed layers -- some for-profit and some non-profit -- should be recognized as a red flag for potentially unscrupulous business dealings. Look at HLA.
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