This is a staff list for Anchor Character Training Center in Fort Dodge, IA
(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)
We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Anchor Character Training Center. For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm. If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Anchor Character Training Center, you have the right to take action.
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Anchor Character Training Center, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years. This will help! Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.
Please don’t place your loved one in Anchor Character Training Center and rescue them if they are there now.
|Marvin E. Smith III||Director||Smith is not a licensed mental health professional in Iowa. Source: https://eservices.iowa.gov/licensediniowa/index.php?pgname=pubsearch There is a Marvin E. Smith (no suffix) that has been a licensed educator in Iowa since before 1988. This may be a different person. The only licensed Marvin E. Smith is licensed to teach 7th & 8th Grade only and is NOT licensed to teach art, music, PE, Special Education, nor Reading in Iowa. Source: https://www.iowaonline.state.ia.us/boee/|
This program is a Roloff Home...It
is on a list of affiliated programs that include:
Vanduser, MO (formerly in Havre, MT and an unknown location prior to that)
Dennis McElwrath (Superintendent) --Formerly with confirmedly abusive and now closed Mountain Park Boarding Academy.
Calvary Boy’s Ranch, Boarding Academy, City of Refuge, Baptist Institute &
Scott Boarding School (boys)
Children’s Home (girls)
Pearls of Promise Girls Academy
Reclamation Ranch (boys and girls12-17, young men 18-45)
Shenandoah Boys Ranch
Shining Light School for Boys
Victorious Valley Homes (coed)
William Seth Rochester Home for Children
The Ark Youth Shelter (boys)
|Article: Troubling Legacy: Anchor Character Training Center, a children's center, is unlicensed in Iowa (February 27th, 2009)|
|Facebook Page: Survivors of Various Independent Fundumental Baptist (IFB) Programs and Organizations (includes Anchor Character Training Center)|
*(Anchor Character Training Center, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices. Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience. Thank you for your help.)
Last Updated:March 19th, 2012