Cross Creek Programs

Cross Creek Programs

The Cross Creek Programs, often referred to Cross Creek Manor for the girl’s program and Cross Creek Center for the boy’s program were (and still is) operated by the controversial World Wide Association of Specialty Programs (and Schools) WWASP(S). Opened in 1988, by Robert Lichfield and Brent Facer, CCM was Lichfield’s first facility and largely considered the “hub” of the WWASP conglomerate. Cross Creek Center for boys was later added in the late 1990’s. Many former students have reported abuse at the facilities. Many former staff members of Cross Creek have gone on to start their own programs modeled by the WWASP system, many of which have been investigated and closed due to evidence of child abuse.

One such program, Horizon Academy, owned by Jade Robinson, former administrator of Casa By the Sea, shares the Cross Creek facility and has been reported to have “bought them out” effectively merging the two programs. In typical WWASP fashion, a new identity for the combination of Cross Creek and Horizon has been developed, they are now calling their program Youth Foundation Inc. (youthfoundationinc.org)

The former Cross Creek Manor is up for sale:  591 N State St La Verkin, UT 84745

Rules and Regulations

 Staff

Karr Farnsworth

Karr Farnsworth have served many roles for WWASP in the many years he has been involved in WWASP.  Farnsworth met Litchfield when both worked at Provo Canyon Schools. He served as WWASP president until 1998, when he was replaced by Ken Kay. He apparently the served as a Trustee for the company. Then, in 1999, he took an ownership interest in the Cross Creek Programs, where he still serves as Administrator.

 

 Survivor Testimony

Torment and Torture at Cross Creek Manor – By Angelique

Anti-Queer Brainwashing at Cross Creek Manor – Xandir’s Story

Xandir O’Cando tells Cross Creek anti-queer brainwashing and abuse story at Bawdy Storytelling

Psychological Torture – Lifeboat process in WWASP Seminars – Meyla A.

Anonymous, 2007

Stephanie’s story, 2004

“Female student mistreated at Utah & Jamaica” – Lyndsay, 1999

Elizabeth’s story, 1995

“A story of teen sex abuse & mind control in teen prisons” – Anon, 1993

Survivor Testimony – Tia Foster

One Survivor’s Report – Kelly Adams

 

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75 Responses to “Cross Creek Programs”

  1. Meyla Atkinson Says:

    Would a map of the rooms inside be helpful?

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    • BillBoyles Says:

      anything and everything is helpful!

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    • Brian Huynh Says:

      Yeah I was at cross creek very fortunately for only 8 months cause my parents pulled me out. I want to share my experience I was incarcerated in group 2 Darrel group as horizon academy shares the property with cross creek anyways this place is torture fucked me up real being there time goes by real. The staff will “restrained” and thrown in in isolation if u get out of line. Luckily I was there in 8 months some people was lucky like me served a minimum of 6 to 10 months other kids was there forever for fucking years no opposite sex no communication with females I got in trouble given tapes in tape room which is a cruel agonizing room where u listen to the monotone tapes and just rotn basically just because I had relations with a girl there I took the blame for her cause she was close to graduating the program. But it gucci my parents were asians spoke weak english easy to “manipulate” but however writing letters and waiting just waiting to hear a response back. Also I had plan which significantly got me released earlier . I keep on fightig other students kept on getting jumped and slammed and wrist locked until my wrist broke but then I got a visit and I was on staff buddy no privileges

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  2. tanner Says:

    HORIZON ACADEMY HAIKU

    Fuck Chaffin’s Fat Ass
    He is just a greedy pig
    With a bad record

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  3. Joey Wall Says:

    Hi my name is Joey and I was a student at Cross Creek in 2002 – 2003. I was in group 6 with Craig Hanson as my therapist. If you were in group 6 than you knew how messed up Craig was to his kids. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I am planning on writing a screenplay about my 11 months at CC and my 4 months at CASA.

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    • Justin Volpe Says:

      I was in group five and six with craig. Right around the time you were. Not cool at all. Should be a good screen play lol.

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      • Michael McGath Says:

        OMG Wesley T. W. Craig PHD! That guy was a quack. I hated that man! He kept pushing MPD on his girls. They never displayed those signs before he got a hold of them. I hate that man with a passion!

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      • Phil stringfellow Says:

        Justin remember me? I literally just left cross creek after a short visit. I was on a road trip and decided to stop in. How are you?

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    • robert carder Says:

      I was there at the same time that place messed me up for years.. I was in ISO all day everyday… Craig attacked me in group my slamming me to the floor for talking out of turn.. Sam umi wooped on me case Adkins did the same so did Chris Tony Dallas all of those cowards…

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      • Jeff Cannon Says:

        Hey what years were you there? I was there 2003 – 2004. In with group with Craig then moved to group with John. Got pulled out after 8 months

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    • Tanner Springer Says:

      Yo i went into cross creek in 2004 and i was in group 7 with Mr. Parker then Group 4 with Mr. Thane. My older brother also went into cross creek before me and was in Group 7. Cory Padilla, maybe you remember him. I refused this program for 14 months, always on staff buddy and locked in iso until my mother didnt have the funds to keep me there so i was released and sent to live with my dad. Shit still haunts me to the day the things i saw go on there.

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      • Eric rost Says:

        Damn I remember Dallas haha. I was there from may 2001 to august july 2002. Worse fucking time of my life. Inhad brian parker as my therapist and he was a fucking beedy eye
        d canadian piece of shit. I remember Craig too and the kids in his group were always fucked up and acted stupid ass shit. Fuck that horrible place and everyone that worked there. I’ll never forget that damn room where you had to sit and listen to tapes and take that quiz on it. That place fucked kids up even more than ever helped.

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  4. Michael hall Says:

    I wax at cc from 2003 to 05, that place is horrible and I don’t know how it wasn’t or hasn’t been shut dow

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    • Scott Benton Says:

      Hey Mike! It’s crazy to read through here and see all the familiar names. I just want to apologize for the way I treated you while I was there. Get in contact with me. I’d like to catch up with you. I was there from February 2002 until March of 2003; group 8 w/ John Rhodes.

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  5. Colin Pyrcz Says:

    @ cross creek from 04-06 horrible experience they condition your brain so drastically when i got out in the real worl i could not function in public or be comfortable around people for years i would get horrible panic attacks and though i have gotten to be much better i still get those panic attack type feelings from time to time anything you want to help for this site let me know!

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    • Jeff Grove Says:

      @ cross creek from 04-06. Colin I’m glad your alive. Yea it was absolutely horrible. I remember the cock roaches in the kitchen, I remember seeing cock roaches crawl over the food when I worked in the kitchen. Mice/rats in our rooms, you’d find their feces in the drawers on your clothes. I remember constantly having some kind of foot fungus. The Food was the most disgusting food I’ve ever ate. If it wasn’t for people like Colin, my group members, my friends. I would have killed myself. I mean that literally, I would have committed suicide. Since leaving Cross Creek, I relapsed on drugs specifically heroin. I was Homeless for over a year. I finally got help. I’ve been clean for a few years now. I still have dreams where i’m trapped there not knowing when i’m gonna be able to leave. Having your freedom and humanity stripped away from you like that, leaves a scar. I suffer from agoraphobia and don’t leave the house much. It’s been 9 years and I’m still not free of that place. I’m not sure if I ever will be. let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

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      • Shane Porter Says:

        Hey guys!!! I was in your group for about 2 months before I luckily got pulled out. Not sure if you remember me but I sure remember everything that went down and what a nightmare that place was. I too suffered a lot of social anxiety/agoraphobia from that place, but I can’t imagine what it must have been like for either of you. If you want to talk more, feel free to send me an email at sporter8989@gmail.com

        Peace

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      • Tanner Springer Says:

        Wow. So good to see you two on here! Jeff Grove and Colin Pyrcz!

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      • (Trey) Kenneth Knippa Says:

        Hey fellow survivors of that shit hole.. IDK if you remember me or not but I also was at CC from June 04 till Dec 04 where because of my behavior was “punished” by being sent to Red Cliff Accent, which might I add was the BEST punishment EVER compared to that place. I then graduated and went to another shit hole, not “quite” as bad as CC but still no place for anyone specially growing teens with young minds called Discovery Academy where I was later pulled in late 05 damn near 06.. Id really like to get in touch with everyone who was there around the same time to catch up. All is well on this end but still suffer from countless nightmares and have trust issues with the human race lol. Any who hope all of you are alive and well.

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      • Colin Pyrcz Says:

        Jeff what up email me or something man!

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    • Dan Says:

      Waddup Colin! I was in ur group with Jeff. I’m the asian…lol. Hope all is well with you man. I still can’t believe I was stuck in that place. It’s hard to grasp the fact that we were all there. I think the place is shutdown now right?

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      • Colin Pyrcz Says:

        Shit dan wuddup I remember we were roommates for quite a while til you were pulled i think right? what up bro!?

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        • Dan Says:

          Yes!! That’s me lol. We did room together in the other facility off the main campus. I been good man. Been over 10 years and I still remember every detail. Hope all is well with you.

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          • Tyler Says:

            Hey guys, I know it’s been years since you commented or even we’re in this hell hole lol but I remember most of you here. I was also in your group in 2003 was there for only 8 months. The place is shut down, but just down the road is a new one and Parker is in charge of it. I hate that man still till this day. That man and place have caused some issues in my world that idk if I’ll ever get over and I am almost 30 now.

  6. nicholas lema Says:

    I post this on Youth Foundation Inc facebook page I was told to post it here hope it helps I was at cross creek for 15 months June 2 07 to September 3 08 what I talk about happen to me two to three times a week for as little as not sitting when asked not hurting myself or anyone else just not sitting down and mind you this went down in fount of two higher level kids watch by the way I tried to get all that paperwork that was written down by the two staff and the upper level which they would not let me see than or get now which I called them asking for them which they said they would not let me see them

    you want to hear about my story of this place back when they was called cross creek programs must of had to change name’s for the fact torture to children got out.what happen to me i was restrained by three big 250- 350 + pounds guys and they would take me down hard then lay a cross my back one on my upper back one on the lower part of my back and one a cross my legs and they would lay on me intell i was choking and more then not they would wait intell i passed out.one time i passed out i woke up from passing out with them still on top of me.i still have back issues to this day . don’t take my post down this time like really have some accountability for what you did….I don’t know how many time you had big guys toss me on the floor as staff was yelling at me telling me to have accountability as they lay across my back as I am just trying to get air which is really hard to do with three guys laying on your back with all of them putting all there weight on me they made me pass out more time’s then I can count in there S.N room which was smaller then a jail cell with no bed just enough room for them to lay you out and crush you it your turn to have some accountability

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    • Nick m Says:

      Nick Lema was probably 1 of the three kids I met there who really needed cross creek. Lol The reason they restrained him over 50 times was because they needed to. This kid was absolutely crazy. He would flip out for no reason at all, and was a danger to himself and others. Lol I was in Craig Hansen’s group 5 with him. He was a tiny dude but extremely strong that’s why there was three huge ass dudes restraining him every time. I witnessed all 50 times this kid flipped out. CRAZY kid!!!! I agree that cross creek is punishment for being a young adult and they do use brain washing techniques. And they lied to parents all the time. I would guess that maybe 10-15% of the kids that were there actually needed to be there. I didn’t need to be there and that place scared the #### out of me. However I was and am extremely smart and manipulated them as they tried to do the same to me. I played there game and worked up the level system. But it was because I was terrified with the threats of “we will send u to jamaica if u don’t comply, where they can keep u till 25 and have rights to do way worse things” or ” we spoke with your parents and if you don’t stay we are going to go to court and take away ur rights till 25.” So I kept my mouth shut and played the game. Then walked when I was 18. I remember that day they told me if I left I would most likely die. Lol ya that’s why I am currently finishing a bio engr major and am on the way to medical school. I was sent here for smoking a little bud and back talk.

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      • Nick m Says:

        Oh and I was illegally taken here when I was 17. Because 17 is an adult in louisiana. They restrained me and brought me across borders. I had to stay there for 6 1/2 months.

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  7. Anon Says:

    Cross Creek Program is closed and their website has been removed. Horizon Academy (Utah) states on their website that they are closed. They have morphed into Youth Foundation, Inc. and Youth Foundation Success Academy. They have been evicted from the Cross Creek property in La Verkin and are moving to the old Diamond Ranch property in Hurricane next weekend.

    There has been talk about re-naming it, and the YFI website has gone black. Chaffin Pullan is the current “administrator”. Jade Robinson is supposedly gone, but his wife still worked there a couple of weeks ago.

    BTW – David Gilcrease (Resource Realizations) now claims to be a physicist. Who knows? How does that help these kids? Maybe he can help them enter another dimension until their sentence is up.

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  8. Rob Seher Says:

    I was in CC from 2003-2005, such an insane experience I can’t even explain, only the kids who were there will ever understand. Reading through this thread and seeing so many familiar names really brings me back, justin, Colin, I knew lots of these guys, one day we all need to meet back up and exchange stories, wish all of you the best, I know first hand how hard it can be adjusting to life outside after going through such a traumatic event, God bless!

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    • Tanner Springer Says:

      Nukin Futs. Rob Seher! 🙂

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    • Colin Pyrcz Says:

      Rob my brother from another mother hit me up!

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    • Mike Morang Says:

      rob seher i watched you come and go brother i was there for 22 months i still have a lot of internal struggles the place was fucked no doubt about it and all in the name of money i got to catch up with some of you guys who were there around my time from 03 to 05

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      • Jeff Cannon Says:

        hey man, i was there in 2003. about 8 months, jeff cannon, quiet guy never talked to anybody. got pulled out because i stopped eating, lost about 100 pounds

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  9. Blake Davis Says:

    I was at cross creek in group 5 with Craig Hanson from 2002 to 2004, it Was horrible. Justin, you were in my group. That place is so psychologically damaging, it should be illegal. I wish so badly I could have that time I lost back, I’m sure you all feel the same way. I look forward to the day when all these places are shut down.

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    • paul morrison Says:

      Mi name is paul morrison I was also in greig hansens group five but spent most of mi time in the isolation unit on mi stumic in the cold hungry

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    • Jeff Cannon Says:

      Hey blake, weren’t you my staff buddy? I dont remember if thats what they called it. We had to be within arms reach at all times?

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    • Jeff Cannon Says:

      Hey blake, weren’t you my staff buddy? I dont remember if thats what they called it. We had to be within arms reach at all times? quiet guy, refused to talk. lost a shit ton of weight because i refused to eat

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  10. Kylee Says:

    I went to cross creek for about a year! this place saved my life. Apparently it’s shut down. I knew it would get shut down eventually. I got pulled and never graduated, thank god! But i hope they find something new to help troubled teens, everything is so sugar coated these days. I never got “Child abuse” but who knows what went on there…

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  11. Douglas Morse Says:

    Now, Firstly, child abuse can mean a few things to a few different people. To me, restraining someone who is violent or suicidal, is a justifiable means to restrain someone. For example, if a kid punches another kid and a staff restrains him, that is not abuse, because you would be more pissed if he did nothing and let the fight continue. Now if staff were not using force for reasonable situations, then that is abuse.

    I attended Cross Creek from 2006-2008. The boy side staff were very relaxed and there was very few restraints. The only time I was restrained was when I was violent.

    I do know that the girl side was a lot more strict and they were very anal about following the rules.

    Now this may seem like I am sticking up for the place that tore my mind from reality and caused long turn problems. I did not have any issue with 90% of the staff. They were mostly just getting paid for work in a small town with a bad economy. Many of the staff had dreams to get rich and own nice cars and big houses. Many were doing it to get money for school. Some were doing it because night shift was simple, they were old, but wanted something to do. Some staff may have started their own corrupt program, but most of the staff were just normal people making a living. There was only 6 staff in that program that I didn’t trust. Kari and Kar,Ron June, Jeff(therapist), and two others I cant remember the names to. One was a therapist, the other a high level staff.

    I can go into detail about everything I experienced, as I have a remarkable memory.

    I also see what they “tried” to do in seminars, but people interpret it as brain washing. I know what was meant to be done, but they went about it the wrong way.

    I look at things objectively and I don’t use bias or judgments. It is easier to see the truth when you don’t try to enforce your own beliefs on it.

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  12. Sarah a Says:

    Thank you for getting this website going! Wish I would’ve found it earlier.
    I was at CCM for six months in 1994. I was 17. I’d literally blocked out much of the details of this horrible place, and reading these stories have helped me remember, and my sense of outrage is renewed. I’m 36 now, and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten over the trauma of being kidnapped and locked up against my will at that tender age.

    I recall being at Brightway, and staying at CCM at level 3. I was in A group, and completed to some, my therapist was not too bad.

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  13. Sarah a Says:

    My therapist wasn’t too bad, but I remember Garth and how most were scared of him. I know that I was drugged up with massive antidepressants and sedatives, which I still have abuse issues with. I remember that the guy in charge was Cameron, and I remember sick sadistic people like that pig Adrian, and his bland wife. What struck me at the time was how young they all were. Plus they were very strict Mormons, who really had never been to the outside world nor experienced the type of problems similar to what us girls had experienced, which explains their lack of empathy.
    I was old enough at the time of my incarceration to realize it was a scam to get our parents money, and to bilk the insurance companies. The seminars were pure psychological manipulation, designed to promote hysteria and to break down the ego so that they could fill up our shattered personalities with whatever they wanted.
    I am a relatively smart, strong person; but I’d be a fool of I didn’t think that this experience hasn’t damaged me in the long term. I’ve been addicted to prescription drugs and ended up in federal prison fire to my drug abuse. I don’t want to say that CCM is the cause of all my current problems, but I think that this place caused lasting damage that definitely contributed to my current problems.
    Thank you for this website, please let me know if I can help in any way

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    • Bill Says:

      Hi Sarah, if you’d like to join our facebook group, please do!

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/wwaspsurvivors/

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      • Sarah Says:

        Thanks Bill, I’ve already submitted a request to join. I wish I would’ve find this site years ago. I’ve got so many issues from this place that I still need to work out.
        It’s great to know that there are so many others affected by this place, just makes me feel like I’m not alone in my experiences. That is very comforting, and will make it easier to heal. I’ve wanted to do something to shut these places down since I was 17, and I’d love to help of I can.

        I know my parents spent a lot of money and were only trying to help me. I always thought I was ungrateful and felt guilty for being unloyal to my parents. But even at 17, I knew this place was wrong. No kids deserves to be kidnapped and locked up like that. And there were so many girls who were worse off than me. U only did six months, but I know some who w they’re for years. I mean, I’ve been to federal prison, and I can honestly say CCM was worse!

        So please, anything I can do to help, please let me know

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  14. Anon Says:

    Ken Stettler, formerly head of Utah Human Services, has resigned and taken a job at Provo Canyon School as Executive Director. No wonder he was NOT helpful about the complaints against these Utah facilities. He is clearly one of them as I always suspected. Talk about the fox guarding the hen house!

    And the wheels on the bus go round and round….

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  15. Steven Weiler Says:

    I too was in Cross Creek from Memorial Day weekend 2004-December 2005. I “graduated” the program. I remember being there and coming off of crystal meth and having them put me on all kind of psych meds. I also remember them trying to convert me to Mormonism on our graduation trip to Salt Lake City. I was in group 2 with Colin and Jeff. My worst experience there was when I was restrained because I didn’t sit down when they told me too. Robby, Tony, Justin, Sam, and Jean all attacked me. I remember I took Justin out then Tony came in and slammed my head on the floor. I remember getting scabbing on my forehead and blood vessels popping in my eye. They all sat around a table afterwards and wrote “statement of facts” to match up against mine. They also threw mine out. I would do anything for the tape of that fight, I would love to sue that place and I am extremely happy to hear that they are shut down. Its pathetic how they make your family not trust you and not believe your stories about the abuse. The only good thing that came out of that place is that I am still clean (9 years later). They traumatized me and I have PTSD and horrible social anxiety as a result of it.

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  16. Regine Says:

    How do I get my records from the ccm? I have tried contacting years ago with no response.

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    • Bill Boyles Says:

      Latest we have heard, you can contact Browning Academy (being run by Ken Kay) in Utah and he will send school transcripts/records for $50. Non-academic records are not available, as far as we know.

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      • Amy Says:

        Bill, I was wondering the same thing. But I am also hoping (I know it most likely will not produce any results) to locate my medical/therapy records from that time. (I highly doubt that information transferred to High Impact with me. And if it did then it is definitely gone)

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  17. Chris Peterson Says:

    I spent 04-06 at cross creek. It has been on my mind a lot recently. I re connected with Norbert Lofe, and Kevin Thomas who both live close by. We were in group 5 with Mr Hansen and ms lona I hated both of them whole heartedly. This whole organization is so twisted I have wanted to go look these pathetic cowards face to face for years now. Mr Robby, Mr Dallas, Mr Tony, Mr Justin, Mr Brandon and Sam the one ton of fun. I’m a union electrician I have two beautiful kids and a loving wife. We follow the Lord and value family. None of this is due to cross creek I will never see how this helped my life. If places like this still exist they should burn to the ground. Nick didn’t need this place no one needed this lots of graduates from cross creek are or have since been to prison. Not jail for DUI straight convicted felons of violent and extreme crimes. These kids were nerds never used drugs or fought came to cross creek got reprogrammed and meanwhile heard the stories of others and lived a fight or flight life for years couldn’t handle real life. It was by far the craziest experience of my life. I’m so hyped Simone is righting a screen play I have always been told from others that cross creek sound like something from q arrested movie. I’m here for all of you and want to hear your stories and hopefully some of you recognize me. Oh I didn’t graduate after the little scuffle in the cafeteria with Preston and Raphael and a come clean done by a group mate I was too much of a liability to the state of Utah and was sent to camas ranch an affiliate of spring creek in Montana.

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  18. Chris Peterson Says:

    I spent 04-06 at cross creek. It has been on my mind a lot recently. I re connected with Norbert Lofe my best friend at cross creek and Kevin Thomas who is now one of my best ground they both also live close by. We were in group 5 with Mr Hansen and ms lona who I hated whole heartedly. This whole organization is so twisted I have wanted to go look these pathetic cowards face to face for years now. Mr Robby, Mr Dallas, Mr Tony, Mr Justin, Mr Brandon and Sam the one ton of fun. I’m a union electrician I have two beautiful kids and a loving wife. We follow the Lord and value family. None of this is due to cross creek I will never see how this helped my life. If places like this still exist they should burn to the ground. Nick didn’t need this place no one needed this lots of graduates from cross creek are or have since been to prison. Not jail for DUI straight convicted felons of violent and extreme crimes. These kids were nerds never used drugs or fought came to cross creek got reprogrammed and meanwhile heard the stories of others and lived a fight or flight life for years and when they got out they couldn’t handle real life. It was by far the craziest experience of my life. I’m so hyped someone is writing a screen play I have always been told from others that cross creek sounds like something from a twisted movie. I’m here for all of you and want to hear your stories and hopefully some of you recognize me. Oh I didn’t graduate after the little scuffle in the cafeteria with Preston and Raphael and a come clean done by a group mate I was too much of a liability to the state of Utah because I was now 18. I was court ordered to this facility. If I took my exit plan I would have served 5-7 years in California state. They led everyone including myself believe that is where i went. I was met outside by my dad who transfers me to camas ranch an affiliate of spring creek in Montana.

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    • Brad Larsen Says:

      Dallas was a fucking pricky I hated him. I went to cross creek in 2006 but got kicked out and sent to Distant Drums

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    • Jeff Says:

      I remember you. I had just got there when you were going through some crazy manipulation shit. That’s good to hear man. Sounds like your doing great. Keep going. The more and more I see now how much more crazy that place has made me since leaving.

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  19. Drake Shafer Says:

    With doug Morse comment. I have been looking for you for years Doug. this is drake. please email me. dkcedrake@yahoo.com. miss you man.

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  20. mike packard Says:

    i myself was also imprisoned in this hellhole glad to finally start to see it all come crashing down

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  21. mike packard Says:

    i was in grp 1 under jeff for 2 yrs.

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    • Brad Larsen Says:

      Ya so was I. In 2006

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    • Bradley Larsen Says:

      Was up everyone. I was in Cross Creek in 07 I think it was. I used to spend most of my time in a yellow shirt. I did worksheets every night. I told off Ron Garrett every group meeting I could. Jeff was my counselor fuck that guy. Anyone remember Dallas? That stone cold prick can rot in hell. I’m glad they kicked me out. I went to Distant Drums. Way better program.

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  22. Amin wisner Says:

    These people have left a permamnent scar on my loved and dearest friend and partner and should be financialy as all of these survivors should be vrewarded for she is unable to even acomplish some of the smallest social activities ,let alone take care of herself due to the timid and fearfull behavior that in hablts every movement in her life if it was not for my asistance she would be dead by now in the streets,this wasp seminars are sicker and more corupt than scientology and need o be hit where they live in the pocket besides Jeanette is having a hard time surviving due to these “”REWARDING???}”wasp pseminars I cant say how I actualy would like to make justice of what they have done to her,someone pleaase help us get invbolved in any and all litigation that is available to her ,she is and was a great kid and never deserved such alienation and dibilitating treatment she was just a confused little girl????? how dare them!

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  23. Nate Teramo Says:

    This place sucked. I was there in February 2003 never forget.
    Craig Hansen and ms lona’s group, goddamn miss Lona. She was so smug eating her candy everyday and talking shit. This place tries to get you to say you hate your parents and your life is terrible, which is only true caus you’re in the place. Getting restrained, dude that part sucked. Worksheets for months. Eating a pop tart taking little rat bites so I could make it last all movie. Stealing all the lotions from my roommates, rolling up fake cigarettes, refusing meds, squaring up with me Chris in the isolation room before two other staff tackled me. Fuck that place. I was driving through Utah a while back and was gonna dump on their lawn but it was too far out of the way. What’s up Jeff ball, Ryan hall, who was the upper level dude who played guitar?

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  24. Blake Davis Says:

    I was there from oct. 16th 2002 to June 24th 2004 in group 5 with Craig Hanson as well. That place and then mental torture/manipulation that he and Lona exhibited fucks with me to this day. I didn’t find out until later how bad the manipulation was, my parents would never have sent me out to Jamaica or somewhere, told them repeatedly that would never be an option. Can’t tell you how many times that was held over my head by Hanson, that they were a week away from sending me out of the country. Plane tickets almost bought etc. I personally witnessed abuse on multiple occasions in isolation and some, though not all, of the daily living staff were insufferable. Intentionally provoking kids, which many times resulted in flip outs and catagories and restraint. I still have nightmares where I’m back there. Fuck that place.

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  25. Hannah Says:

    I was in an RTC in Hurricane two years ago (which cannot even be compared to the abuse of any WWASP school, but also completely endorses the regular treatment, borderline if not outright abusive dehumanizing bullshit) and we drove past this building twice a day every day on the way to school. I figured it was a shut-down RTC or an abandoned, ratty hotel but I never got any answers because none of the staff seemed to know. It’s insane knowing in hindsight that so much abuse went on in that building. I’m very sorry to anyone who had to live through this program. I’m having a shitty ass time recovering from my own experience in what was a fairly humane RTC as far as programs go, so I can’t even imagine the recovering needed to move past this place. My thoughts are with you all.

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  26. Cassie Fredregill (Dicus) Says:

    Hi there my name is Cassie Dicus I went to Crosscreek from October 2009 till January 2012 Crosscreek was my third boarding school I had ever attended Crosscreek was so abusive and crazy so I know a lot about the abuse that went on there and I was there I feel like recently I was at Crosscreek for so long I became a level six in group I was in K group which was Parker’s group which eventually turned into e-group with Jean Jepson as our family w I was at Crosscreek for so long I became a level six in group I was in K group which was Parker’s group which eventually turned into e-group with Jean Jepson as our family rep they used to tell my parents that I didn’t want to see them they tell me that my parents were coming I would really like to share my story

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    • Hannah Wilson Says:

      Cassie,

      My name is Hannah and I attended CCM for 2 years.. from 2007-2009. I was also in K group with Parker and Jean. Although I will admit that I did grow quite close with them after 2 years of tough program time, it brings me chills and tears to re-live and truely assess the mental torture that I went through at this facility. I was one of the youngest (and probably most innocent) girls at the school, barely 13 when I was sent there by my scared parents. I was one of the girls who unfortunately spent days on end in isolation and was restrained several times. I even tried to run once. It terrifies me to recal how insane this place made me, when I was unable to speak to anyone for weeks at a time while in silence for too many categories. I still have nightmares to this day, and wonder if I should seek more therapy for it. I’m. Wet successful in my current life and have a flourishing social life, so no one knows what I’ve been through. I act like it never happened. But something inside of me still aches. You are not alone.

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      • Lauren Schmitz Says:

        Hannah, I also attended CCM but I left in 2003. When did all of this start happening I was never mistreated or anything while I was there but I was in Norms group and then they moved me to B group with Brent I think his name was. When did they close down?

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  27. Lauren Schmitz Says:

    Does anyone who went to cross creek know how to obtain our high school transcripts

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  28. DAVE MILLER Says:

    I was at CC from 2002 – 2004. started off with douchebag parker in group 7. Then went to group 10 when that was made. God this place was the worst – I still partially hate my parents for it. I remember when I was level 6 and then was level 0 – oh boy the fun times!

    Mr. KC, Mr. Sam., and Mr. Tony were pretty cool though – good times playing vball!!

    And to imagine…what I was sent there for is now legal where I’m at…

    miller.mDOTdaveATgmail.com

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