Hwy 43, Marylhurst, OR | Directions 9703645.389989 -122.644477
For people who went here between 1960-2000 this is not true but for people after that I feel sorry for. I went there for two years and will never forget the stench. There was mold on my hardwood bed from recent bed wetters and I was sent to the white room (a seclusion room about 7 feet tall 3 feet wide panted all white and you were stripped with cameras watching you) for a half an hour. You were only permitted 15 clothing items in your room and that was it, no pictures of family, stuffed animals, no books and no personal blankets. The food was disgusting let alone very small portions. There was horrible staff that just was waiting to so called "hold" you. When kids go here there parents sign a warren saying that if there child is hurt during this "hold" it is not there fault so they get away when they slam your child into the wall while twisting there arms and legs tell they relax. Kids often were sent to the hospital because of this, but, staff could press charges on you for a scratch on the nose. It says its a non profit but my mom was forced to pay 20grand by DHS (department of human services) if she wanted to see me again. I missed two years of school and failed classes because of all the missed time. You never went on trips and never earned money. I was beat up by huge people but no staff came to the rescue because they were to afraid to get hurt. Thanks to them I now have a crooked nose. They also say they keep families together but I wonder why I'm now in a foster home for no reason at all. They strip you when coming inside after a outside break and that was tottaly invasive since they spread your buttocks and lift your genitles. I Probably sound like a person who just has problems and wants to blame something for it but I'm now restarting a business I had before this dreadful place came upon me and having great success with my life but I got very lucky to fight through and never give up. I never even had to many problems in the first place I give no credit to Christie School to my successful life what so ever. If your thinking of sending your child here please don't. I wish I never went there and I wish the same for your child.
I lived at Christie School from 1974-1977 and I'll never forget it, or the people...In fact I'm still friends with someone that I'd met there when I was 12 =) The 70s were a different time and I'm sure that they have a lot more structure now. Loved the pool and the horses <3
The Christie School Hwy 43, Marylhurst, OR 97036 – I'm gonna guess Angela down there is recently released and still has her panties in a bunch for being there in the first place and is unable to see the good yet.The Christie School was pretty nice. The staff were cool, the facilities were decent, and they put u where you belong depending on your problems. They have the kids do chores and earn one dollar for each easy chore they do, than they take em on outing all the time and they can use their little bit of spending cash to go to a movie or whatever. They have good groups, teach respect, show responsibility. It is a pretty cool place.I wanna go back to visit sometime in the future.
Learned alot there – I was put in the Christie School at the age of 10 1/2 and i left when i was almost 15. I never really had a problem with getting along with the staff members, and the facility was always well kept and clean i had the best care you can imagine and while fights do break out from time to time the staff are trained "interventionists" lol the therapists that i saw there were soooo understanding and i worked out my issues at my own pace. I have pictures somewhere of my time growing up there and i am always happy and smiling in them. I leveled up from 1 to 5 pretty quickly and by the time i left i was considered "off program" which at the time was not done very often. but i am an adult now and if i could go back to visit i would
cool place – this place was a helpful place for me. when i was going though a rough time there was always staff there to help me. the staff was always respectful (well except if you wasnt following the rules.) of course for me it was a bit to much comfortable. when i left i was glad. but now that i'm out i kinda miss the place. people there may say i'm crazy. but the other kids and staff were cool, fun, and respectful thats why i miss it. i was there for 1 year and 18 months. i would suggest this to any parents if they havin problems with their child.
Sincerely, Tamara Ann Fratis
Writen: April 11, 2009
Great place for troubled kids – I have been to Christie school for my own problems. They helped me a lot through my times in troubles. I would recommend this place to any troubled kids, because the people there can help. the child you may put there might not like it at the time, but like me, afterwards, they will know it helped!
The Sh*t Hole – I got taken away from my mother and sent there. It was SOOO bad. So dirty. Mold everywhere. Girls screaming all night. Throwing fits. And braking things. I was scared sometimes for my life. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER EVER!! send your child there! And if you do I think and they will too that you are the WORST parent(s). I can not tell you how bad it was.
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