This is a staff list for Crossroads Youth Ranch in Roseland, LA
(This program appears to be closed.)
(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 Crossroads Youth Ranch. 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 Crossroads Youth Ranch, you have the right to take action.†
If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Crossroads Youth Ranch, 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 donít place your loved one in Crossroads and rescue them if they are there now.
well if u want the whole story.... crossraods was "pastor gary"s
From J. (Mother of boy who attended Crossroads):
MY SON WAS IN A PROGRAM IN ROSELAND LOUISIANA CALLED CROSSROADS YOUTH RANCH. RUN BY "PASTOR" GARY
THIS PLACE CLAIMS TO BE A WONDERFUL CHRISTIAN BASED FACILITY THAT HAS SUCH A GOOD RATE OF RCOVERY,, LOOK AT THE WEBSITE crossroadsyouthranch.com
THEY POSE THEMSELVES AS CHRISTIANS AND BEHIND YOU THEY CURSE THESE BOY SOUT CALLING THEM EVERY DIRTY NAME ,, THEY HAVE THEM WORKING LIKE SLAVES ,, ITS ALL A HUGE LIE.
MY SON IS WORSE NOW THAN HE WAS TO BEGIN. THE "RANCH" CONSISTS OF A BUNKHOUSE, A KITCHEN, DINING ROOM/RECREATION ROOM, AND AN OFFICE / SCHOOL HOUSE.. I HAVE ALREADY REPORTED THEM TO THE COURT TO INVESTIGATE ,,, THE WEB SITE SHOWS THIS WONDERFUL PLACE WITH ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES ,, GO THERE AND SEE FOR YOURSELF.,, ITS A LIE,, PLEASE HELP PREVENT OTHER BOYS FROM GOING THROUGH WHAT MY SON DID.
From V.M. (Mother of boy who attended Crossroads):
My son was at crossroads for 14 months and came home 10x's worse off then if we had never sent him. The boys are allowed to go on weekend passes where they smuggle in cocaine and other harsh drugs. My son was one who was just sent for behavioral problems came home with multiple problems among drug abuse. "Pastor" Gary hits, allows fighting and curses all the time. When boys are abused and say they are going to tell their fathers on him. He says to the boys "bring your father down here and I will kick his ass too". God is on my side. Boys are subjected to hours of physical labor in which the camp benefits from monetarily. Pastor Gary and his wife go on extensive vacations to the Bahamas and other expensive trips on OUR money. Leaving the boys with minimal supervision. I will do anything in my power to urge every parent NOT to send their son there!
|NO OTHER NAMES||NO OTHER TITLES||Please contact us to report additional staff.*|
|*(Crossroads Youth Ranch, 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.)|
|Crossroads Youth Ranch appears to be closed. HEAL representatives telephoned the program and it goes to a private voice-mail for a woman with no mention of Crossroads in the outgoing message. In addition, Crossroads website appears to have been disabled and/or no longer operational. If we are mistaken, and Crossroads is still open, please let us know.|
|In January, 2015, HEAL volunteers ran a new search on this program. The website is still gone. And, the phone number goes to a generic voice-mail that lists only the number with no other identifying information. It did appear on GuideStar that this program filed tax forms in 2013. However, it appears on their tax forms that the number is different from the one listed in their ads. The number now shows as 504-416-2407. This number appears to be Gary Martinez's cell phone and the outgoing message does not reference Crossroads Youth Ranch.|
Last Updated:January 14th, 2015