Report: #1131710

Complaint Review: Discovery Ranch for girls

  • Submitted: Tue, March 18, 2014
  • Updated: Thu, June 26, 2014
  • Reported By: anonymous — st george Utah
  • Discovery Ranch for girls
    3 peaks
    Cedar City, Utah

Discovery Ranch for girls DONT CARE ABOUT YOUR GIRLS IT JUST MONEY!! Cedar City Utah

*General Comment: Ex Staff Please Contact Me

*General Comment: Contrary Opinion on Discovery Ranch

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This place just makes me cry!! I worked for this company for a few months and just couldnt take it anymore.. Its supposed to be a residential treatment center but its just all about the money for them!! I have personally witnessed neglect of these girls.. One of them had a severe infection on her leg that kept oozing with green puss and they refused to have it looked at!! I also saw that same girl self mutulate to the point that she NEEDED stitches and the fact that she did self harm her punishment was to withhold medical treatment! I talked to Rachael the " boss " and she told me not to worry about it and do my job! So i went above her head to the apparent head of the campus that i had only seen 2 times and he lives on sight!! ( which shows you how involved he is ) and he totally blew me off! The girls are unhappy and told that they are crap and they need to earn the respect of the staff!! Not only are they mentally abused but they eat horrificly bad food!! Ive seen them eat ramen noodles ( dry ) on top of pork and beans!! And god forbid youre a vegetarian you starve!! I have had to sneak food to those girls and they get punished for not eating meat!! I understand the whole strict thing but i believe this is abuse! I reported it to DCFS but i dont know what happened with that.. They also abuse their calves for the girls.. they get sick and they just let them die! Do not take your child here if you truly want them to get help!

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#1 General Comment

Ex Staff Please Contact Me

AUTHOR: SafeTeenSchools - ()


 i am the owner of we expose child abuse in boarding faciities such as Discovery Ranch. i would love to talk to you about what happened at the facility and possibly get you to share your story anonymously or with your name attached. Please go to my website and email me as soon as possible. Thank you for your time.


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#2 General Comment

Contrary Opinion on Discovery Ranch

AUTHOR: DRMother - ()

It is unfortunate that in the very short time that you gave your employment at DR, you were unable to really comprehend the value based, therapeutic environment in which our girls thrive. My daughter has been there for 10 months and without the structure and discipline coupled with talented treatment team she would not be where she is today. For what it's worth, you are not there to be their friend, to sneak them food or to be manipulated by what the girls want--in many cases that is why they are there in the first place. These girls are all learning to use their voice, take responsibility for their actions and learn that life is not always about getting what you want it us about earning it. 

For you who passed judgement so quickly with barely any service at all on the ranch, did more harm than good for the girls as you showed only that it is easier to quit than to learn how to navigate challenge. They are stronger and more capable based on the rules and parameters in place. As for the staff Rachel and the man you referenced are always accessible to parents as we need them, but quite frankly are there to maintain consistency so that our girls can work on restoring respect and dignity to their own lives. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, are you really even credible after a mere 8 weekS ? Had you stuck it out and learned to "seek to understand" before bashing an institution you know very little about, we would all be better off. 

As as for medical care, DR has an amazing nurse who responds within minutes to every text I have ever sent her.  As my daughter says, those who disrespect the program, don't understand the program. 





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