Don was frustrated in his local community and surrounding area where he found no appropriate services that did not include him having to hand his daughter over to the local ministry and quite possibly a group care home. Don was “sold on Venture Academy” because the goal for VA was to always return his child to his loving home. He loved that we worked based on the clinical methodologies, attachment theory and that the youth were not in a group care model. Don has been so impressed by all staff at VA and speaks highly of the program whenever he gets a chance in his work. Don has been asked by the local school district to speak to his experience at VA to the schools. Don asked today if this would be ok with us. Don has been happy to be a parent reference. He states, “Thank you VA for all you have done”.

– Police Officer