Joshua Home

Wed
29
Aug

Opinions differ about closed boys' home

By Alexandria Randolph

Burnet Bulletin

Following the investigation of a religious boys’ home in Bertram, statements of personal experiences with the home have been mixed.

Mandy Dillinger of Cosseta, Georgia, said her 14-year-old stepson, Jacob, was placed in Joshua Home in Pineville, Missouri by his biological mother after the family lost his father last year.

Jacob, who has Attention Deficit Disorder, had shown resistance to completing class work and had lied about items missing in his mother’s house, she told Dillinger. His mother determined that sending Jacob to a home for troubled boys was the best option, a choice that Dillinger disagreed with.

“He had just lost his father. He needed time to mourn,” she said. “You have to give him a chance to deal with it.”

Tue
31
Jul

Bertram boys' home has long history of dubious activity

By Alexandria Randolph

HLN Correspondent

After criminal investigations resulted in the raid of a ministerial boys’ home last week, details emerging about the ministry and those who run it are only leading to more questions.

The Joshua Home in the 2500 block of Farm to Market Road 243 is under investigation by local and state authorities over allegations of “abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations and human trafficking,” stated a Burnet County Sheriff’s Department release on Wednesday.

Sheriff Michael Hall of McDonald County, Missouri, gave Burnet County Sheriff’s Office a heads up when he heard the facility had relocated to the area.

“He called a few weeks before (we executed the warrant) and talked to our investigators,” said Burnet County Sheriff Calvin Boyd.

Hall could not be reached for comment as of press time.

Sat
28
Jul

Llano County organization not affiliated with Bertram boys home

 

 

 

While an investigation into a Bertram-based “residential home for troubled boys” continues, a Llano County organization is making sure people know they are in no way affiliated with the group home.

The confusion has come about due to the similarities in the names of the two organizations. Authorities on Wednesday removed eight juvenile males were removed from the Joshua Home near Bertram after an investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking.

Meanwhile, in Kingsland, is the headquaters of His Joshua House, a faith-based drug and alcohol recovery house for men. It is also a non-profit corporation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Fri
27
Jul

Eight juvenile males removed from Joshua Home

 

 

 

 

Eight juvenile males were removed from the Joshua Home near Bertram Wednesday after an investigation into allegations of abuse, neglect, labor violations, fraud, licensing violations, and human trafficking, the Burnet County Sheriff's Office reported today.

During the past several weeks, investigators and officials from many state and local agencies conducted joint investigations into the Joshua Home, which purports to be a residential home for troubled boys and which is affiliated with a nonprofit organization known as The Joshua Home Ministries.

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