- Report: #721214
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Complaint Review: Good News Ministries
Good News Ministries2716 East. Washington St. Indianapolis, Indiana United States of America
Good News Ministries Good News Mission Mistreating homeless, Belittling people, Raising voices, Forced religion, No social access, Indianapolis, Indiana
At the 'good news' mission they bring the homeless in, feed them, and give them a place to sleep. If you are not employed, they demand you work for them, or you will be kicked out. Work includes all of the following: Crushing recycled cans, cleaning trash in the alley ways and roads(that don't even belong to the mission), crushing cardboard, and construction related work. People that work at the mission work very hard for their stay. People their deserve to be paid for the kind of work they do. I witnessed a man that was working for the mission standing on the side of the building coughing and sick while on "work detail". An employee came up and asked him what he was doing(while the man was coughing very hard), the man replied by saying "waiting for you to give me another task cause the other one is done". The employee replied by screaming at him telling him, "What is the RULE for work detail? The rule is to come straight to me when done and tell me you are done. I will take you inside and have you talk with Mr. John Doe and see if he wants you to have you leave". This is complete mistreatment. The employee just should have asked if he was alright and then asked if he was done with his assignment.
At the Mission they have no phones "clients" can use. You have to use payphones with your own money. They provide no help with anyone that has no money. You are not to have cell phones if you stay at the mission. On the other hand, employees can have cell phones. If you stay at the mission and they see you on your cell phone, they will take it from you and not give it back until you leave. It is mandatory to go to a 'chapel' service every night. If you do not attend 7 days a week, you will be kicked out. My opinion, this is forced religion. Forced religion is what kind of thinking Hitler used. Forced religion can drive people away from God. Having too much of one thing can make you not enjoy it. The chapel service is an hour long every night.
The Trustee office pays the mission for people that are eligable for a trustee position. What they consider a trustee is someone who doesn't have to work throughout the week. The trustee office, in Indianapolis, pays the "clients" rent, which is $80 a week. If you are a trustee, you must leave the building by 8 A.M, and not allowed back on the property until 4 P.M. unless coming back for lunch. I witnessed a that was a trustee coming back from job hunting, he got back 10 minutes early. He said I know I am early bu I really need to use the bathroom can I go inside. An employee raised his voice while saying, "You are not allowed on the property, it's not my fault that you came back early. You need to get off the property and come back at four. Until then, go to the library next door and use the bathroom. This is complete mistreatment, uncalled-for, and unchristian like. No "client" is treated right unless he informs the owner or employees that someone is doing wrong. For example, if someone has a cell phone and someone tell the employees that they do, they get special treatment. That is also considered unchristian like. I consider the Good News Mission a slave camp/work camp. If they are recieving federal/state grants, they should be cut down or off. "Wherever the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom".(2 Corinthians 3:17) There is no freedom at the good news mission.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/23/2011 11:23 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Good-News-Ministries/Indianapolis-Indiana-46201/Good-News-Ministries-Good-News-Mission-Mistreating-homeless-Belittling-people-Raising-721214. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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