Group home makes at-risk girls family

May 22, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Charleston Gazette

Golden Girl Group Home is a family. For Judy Gilkerson, for her daughter, for her granddaughter, and for hundreds of lost girls, it is a place to flourish.

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#105
May 27, 2012
 
OBAMA DA MAN 2012 wrote:
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Kenova, WV

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May 27, 2012
 

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scam wrote:
Golden Girls INC.- scams the state for untold amounts of money- the staff allow the girls - UNDERAGE girls - to smoke and even provide them with cigarettes and allow everything else you can imagine while looking the other way so they can add another house and keep on bringing the girls in - cha ching Dont Believe me? look for the girls they are always in the alley - But they always send out such pretty Christmas cards asking for donations and bragging about all the girls they have "helped" Give me a break
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Charleston, WV

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#108
Jun 8, 2012
 
i have heard about these places for girls. I bet the pedophiles love their jobs. I would never let my son and daughter be in boy scouts or church camps (no pun on churches), but i know things happen when your kids are not at home safe where they should be.
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kelly wrote:
i have heard about these places for girls. I bet the pedophiles love their jobs. I would never let my son and daughter be in boy scouts or church camps (no pun on churches), but i know things happen when your kids are not at home safe where they should be.
Wow you sound like a holy rolling homeschooler, I bet you're lots of fun at parties
Listen

Princeton, WV

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Jul 9, 2012
 

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I will tell you all...you are very misinformed! Spreading lies with no actual proof could cause more problems for these girls and staff. Is it your children that are there? Should they be sent back home? DO YOU KNOW THEIR STORIES?? NO? Oh....well, come on down...step off your soap box....those girls will have better morals when they leave that facility than any of you here! They are taught how to deal with idiots like you! This home has helped girls for years! The way in which they are counseled is exemplary. The girls are teens, do you honestly think that they aren't allowed to be such? It's not prison folks! Most of the young ladies there are there because of parents who put them through things that you could never imagine! NEVER!! You want to insult the group because they give them a safe haven and allow them to be normal teens? These girls grow up, they have families and they learn how to cope, they are loved and the learn to love. The girls that come out of there will lead wonderful lives and go on to give back to others in many ways! How about get involved with the facility! What would you suggest, lethal injection or the electric chair! Bunch of hypocrites! I bet you are the same ignorant group that would look at abuse of minors and get weepy, wondering where are they now...surely the state has taken care of them...well they do! At GOLDEN GIRL!!! Get over your selves!!! You two faced bunch of hags!
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Jul 9, 2012
 

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The ex staff memebers are the ones who gave cigs and let them drink and god only knows what else...that's why they got fired!!
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What the hell is wrong with you people? Are you that miserable that you have to bash a place that is helps children? No wonder this world is going to hell and no wonder there are children in group homes. Because of people like you!
Keith

Charleston, WV

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Jul 13, 2012
 

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Maybe the State would give me funds to open a group home for aging,worn out drunks !!!
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Charleston, WV

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#116
Jul 13, 2012
 
Where is this place
Open your eyes

Kenova, WV

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Aug 14, 2012
 

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Most of the donations to this group go into a storage room that the workers either take home or it gets cleared out and thrown away. The head wonderful people you all talk about don't let the girls see these donations because they don't want to deal with the girls "fighting" over items such as shoes, clothing, makeup, etc. Huge scam..and I'd say the reason most of these people don't work there anymore is because they can't deal with the hypocrisy.
Give me a break

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Open your eyes wrote:
Most of the donations to this group go into a storage room that the workers either take home or it gets cleared out and thrown away. The head wonderful people you all talk about don't let the girls see these donations because they don't want to deal with the girls "fighting" over items such as shoes, clothing, makeup, etc. Huge scam..and I'd say the reason most of these people don't work there anymore is because they can't deal with the hypocrisy.
You have got to be kidding me. Ive been going there for many of years and I can tell you that the girls do get the donations. We are fully aware that some of the donations that go in doesn't go to the girls such as clothes that an older lady would wear. It's people like you that give them a bad name. And I bet the reason they no longer work there is because they couldn't cut it. They didn't want to follow rules, they let the girls do whatever, they sat on their butts. They talked a lot of game but in all reality they were worthless. Its ridiculous how some of you people act. Good grief what is the matter with you?! you have no idea what your talking about and clearly your talking out of your ass. Because if you did know what was actually going on there you wouldn't be here talking your crap. Golden Girl have been there for years and they will be there many more and yes, they will have to put up with ignorant people such as yourself!They will continue caring and loving those girls when no one else would. I bet you are one of those people who treat those girls like the dirt beneath you. You people are all alike! pointing fingers, starting rumors and making things up for the fun of it. And I bet you go to church every Sunday too. As I said, you people are all alike.
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Parkersburg, WV

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#119
Aug 18, 2012
 
i lived there in the 90s and the staff was on us if they even thought we where going to smoke it is a wonderful place for them girls to be so dont judge them its hard enough for them as it is so back off judy is a wonderful lady and if i could i would do it all over again we where a family and they where all we had so you need to mind your own business they have enough to deal with
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Huntington, WV

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#120
Aug 19, 2012
 
this is good, tell me more.
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#121
Aug 19, 2012
 
When I was in middle school and high school I was bullied by the golden girls. They always talked of partying, sex with eachother and other crazy things. I always thought that group home was a bad place and y they weren't helping them. I'm sure they tried to help but I think they just got spoiled and worse.
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Nov 2, 2012
 
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You have got to be kidding me. Ive been going there for many of years and I can tell you that the girls do get the donations. We are fully aware that some of the donations that go in doesn't go to the girls such as clothes that an older lady would wear. It's people like you that give them a bad name. And I bet the reason they no longer work there is because they couldn't cut it. They didn't want to follow rules, they let the girls do whatever, they sat on their butts. They talked a lot of game but in all reality they were worthless. Its ridiculous how some of you people act. Good grief what is the matter with you?! you have no idea what your talking about and clearly your talking out of your ass. Because if you did know what was actually going on there you wouldn't be here talking your crap. Golden Girl have been there for years and they will be there many more and yes, they will have to put up with ignorant people such as yourself!They will continue caring and loving those girls when no one else would. I bet you are one of those people who treat those girls like the dirt beneath you. You people are all alike! pointing fingers, starting rumors and making things up for the fun of it. And I bet you go to church every Sunday too. As I said, you people are all alike.
No I was actually treated very poorly by all of the golden girls other than two who I befriended. Because i do not believe a place is run right does not mean I "look down" on people. What an idiotic thing to say. I don't have any reason to be able to look down on anyone. Sadly if you are not questioning the way this place is run, then I strongly question your morals. I drive by daily and see the girls fighting, smoking, cussing. I know employees who have had numerous injuries due to the girls who only wanted to help. The upper levels who run this place do not care. If you want to shut your eyes and talk about how wonderful it is go ahead. I have heard that's the Christian thing to do.
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#123
Nov 2, 2012
 
Why do all the homes for crazy ass people have to come to Wayne County and let them screw up our schools.
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#124
Dec 21, 2012
 
WOW.! I love the conversation but lets tell the truth now...I was in golden girl for 10 months and to be honest yes there was times when i thought staff are stupid and their not here to help us but guess what they were. If it was not for golden girl i would still be getting beat up at home by my dad who is a real drunk, thats funny why would i support golden girl if i wanted to get away from a drunk at home and come here to drink wow that made me laugh. On the other hand there was a staff memeber there that was like a mom to me and still to this day i talk to her. and if we got to smoke where was i because i remeber when i got caught being in alot of trouble. They took everything away from me to teach me a lesson and it worked because nobody wants to have nothing. And i know for a fact they do not make alot of money they dont work there for the money, if they did i know alot of people that would still not be there. As a matter a fact i think they should get paid more than what lawyers and judges should make because they just dont sit there and make a decision they help us when we have hit rock bottom in our lives, they are so involved in those girls life its unreal. I thank them everyday. And as for Judy, It takes a brave women to start a group home for girls that she has never met and that come from a variety of backgrounds. why can't you guys just be happy that those girls don't have to wake up in the torrible situation they were living. So what they use the money for trips most of those girls have never even been out of the town they live in. Im just saying.!
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#125
Dec 21, 2012
 
P.S i still go to spring valley and i did not get treated any diffrent because they never knew that i was a golden girl when i was
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#126
Dec 21, 2012
 
Golden Girl wrote:
P.S i still go to spring valley and i did not get treated any diffrent because they never knew that i was a golden girl when i was
If you walk in the water office and look behind
the counter in the floor. the age old question
do they swallow will be answered .. eww
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The fact that people can get on here and run their mouths about something they have no clue about just baffles me. I work at GG and all of these things are just ridiculous lies! I can tell you right now that I DO NOT work there for the money. I make the same amount of money I was making when I worked at Wal-Mart. The difference? I LOVE my job. I would do anything for these girls. None of you know anything about where these girls came from. Some of them have horrible pasts. Golden Girl provides them a place where they are safe. They have a meal on the table every night. They have a warm home and they have clothes. They are provided with the therapy they need if necessary. They are provided with the medicine they need if necessary. Golden Girl does everything they can to assure these girls have normalcy. That is all these girls crave. They want someone to love them and for their lives to be normal. They do have rules. If they do not follow the rules, there are consequences. And trust me, these rules are enforced. Golden Girl is a home for these girls. Most of them have more here than they have ever had. They are very very loved here. Even our most troubled girls are loved. They are not just written off and sent to another facility. I can promise you that. These girls came from unstable home environments where many of them did not feel loved. Some of them were probably outcasts in their community. It's sad to think that, in a place where they are supposed to be safe, they can still get online and see people that know NOTHING about them talking crap. They still are "outcasts." That is pathetic. As a community, we should be building up these girls. We should not be putting them down, especially on a public forum that they have access to! You should all be ashamed of yourselves for badmouthing these girls. They are just trying to make the best out of a bad situation. They learn the behaviors you speak of from their environment. Not only their home environment, but from their community. If you want to see a difference in them, do something about it. Try to help them. Don't just sit behind a computer and trash talk. That does not make their situation any better. All it does is reinforce what they have been told their entire lives. That they are worthless. That there is no reason for them to be here. And this is just not true. These girls have so much to offer. But because of people like you, most of them are too scared to try. They think they will fail. And I will do what I need to do to assure them that this is not true. I, as well as the rest of the staff here, believe in each and every one of them.

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