This is a  staff list for John Volken Academy aka Welcome Home Ranch in Gilbert, AZ (with locations in Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC Canada)

(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 John Volken Academy.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at John Volken Academy, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by John Volken Academy, please contact 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 John Volken Academy and rescue them if they are there now.




Additional Information
John Volken Founder  

 *(John Volken Academy, 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.)



John Volken Academy aka Welcome Home Ranch is not a licensed drug treatment provider in Arizona.  Source:  John Volken Academy is not a licensed drug treatment provider in Seattle, WA.  Source:

HEAL has received multiple complaints about this program, including the Canadian and Arizona locations. 

HEAL would advise against enrolling anyone in this program at this time.
As of October 1st, 2020, Rev. Minister Angela Smith has devoted 26.5 hours of direct care and service to each individual Sponsor of John Volken Academy.  This does not include hours spent doing research, corroborating reports to reinforce or confirm statements, FOIA requests (or their costs).  To see who has contributed, even though Rev. Minister Angela Smith has stated she'll generously give up to 40.6 hours of direct care and service to each individual Sponsor of any and all programs in the COPE Conversion Program where the predominant beneficiary is said Sponsor, click here.

 Last Updated: October 1st, 2020

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