Here is a link of survivors of Hephzibah House: http://formerhephzibahgirls.webs.com
This is only one story from a survivor’s blog. Please read this:
These offenses could include anything from not having your hair curled, to refusing to eat a meal, to failing to memorize passages of Scripture. Even though at times the number of beatings lessened, the severity remained the same. The typical beating during this time started with a girl getting called upstairs. That was the scariest moment of any day. The voice of Ron or Patti Williams would come over the intercom and demand that a staff member bring up a certain girl. The girl’s name being said over the intercom was enough to let everyone else know that this girl was in for trouble. Besides the knowledge of what was going on, there were many times when the screams of a girl being beaten were heard down in our dormitory or dining areas. Girls were instructed to put their heads down onto the table. The beating upstairs was never to be talked about; never acknowledged. And while what was going on upstairs was called a “spanking”, it was like nothing most girls had ever received before. Typically a girl would be told that she was being punished for some so called offense or another. Often there was no explanation given, other than that there had been general attitude problems throughout the day. That seemed to be a very popular reason for which girls received beatings. During one of these beatings, a girl was forced down to the ground. She was to lie face down on the ground. Her arms would be pulled out to the side, or be held up over her head. Several staff members were always involved because of the level of physical restraint that was used. Often times a chair or other object was placed over the head of the girl to prevent her from getting up. There were staff members who would hold, sit on, or stand on the girls’ arms and legs. The instrument used was a large wooden paddle, which was sometimes referred to as “the Rod of God”.
America: This is still in OPERATION. What can we do to make changes?
As of today September 26th, 2011, the Hephzibah House is in operation. It is currently torturing young girls in the name of God. Please visit the site above to be informed of the torment that goes on in this lock down. This has been going on for 40 years. Why isn’t anyone closing it down? How many kickbacks are authorities getting to keep something illegal open for business? I cannot sleep until this place shuts down. This should NOT be happening in our country. You can do something about it by writing an electronic letter to Congress and supporting HR 3126.
We just received another vote today! Keep going! Read this letter to Congress. When you do, you’ll vote HR 3126 because you will want to save the girls locked up and being tortured. At this present time, the Hephzibah House exists. We cannot just “drive by” so to speak and let it happen.
One of the letters to Congress regarding Hephzibah House.
bestmandy in Indiana’s 3rd District supported the reintroduction of this bill
I am from Warsaw, IN. I drive by a place called Hephzibah House almost daily. If you have not heard of this place google it. There are several different websites with different accounts of survivors of psychological and physical abuse. This place has been abusing girls systemattically since 1971. This place claims to be a home for “wayward girls” many considered to be wayward because they had the audacity to be raped or molested, and then tell someone about it. They are beaten bloody, forced to eat their own vomit, called whores and bitches. These girls can be as young as 15. Still it goes on. Every time I drive by there I feel like many Germans in Nazi Germany must have felt going past concentration camps. It sickens me that I have to just drive by please help these girls. Thank you Amanda Tenney
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