Abuse Shelter Watchdogs: See No Evil, Speak
Domestic violence shelters are rife with
mismanagement and fraud. They push a radical gender
ideology on the unsuspecting, discriminate against
male victims, and employ woefully unqualified
staff. And they ridicule traditional religion as
oppressive to women all to the
tune of $100 million in federal taxpayer money each
So how do shelters get away with this nonsense?
Wheres the accountability? And why are the
government-mandated watchdogs giving these shelters
a free pass?
According to federal rules, all organizations
that receive $300,000 or more are required to
undergo an annual audit. According to OMB Circular
No. A-133, the auditor shall determine
whether the auditee has complied with laws,
regulations, and the provisions of contracts or
grant agreements that may have a direct and
material effect on each of its major
programs. These include well-known
requirements that grantees not discriminate on the
basis of race or sex.
When fiendish practices are discovered, the
auditor is supposed to report them to the Federal
Audit Clearinghouse, a veritable storehouse of
juicy information about jillions of non-profits
around the country: harvester.census.gov/sac/
As I reported last month, Judge James Stucky of
Kanawaha County, West Virginia has handed down a
ruling that declared shelters throughout the state
were engaged in unlawful sex discrimination, in
open violation of federal and state requirements:
One of the rouge shelters is the Rape and
Domestic Violence Information Center in Morgantown.
During the course of the lawsuit, agency director
Judy Smith admitted under oath, we do not
shelter men in the shelter, even if it's empty."
The organizations tax returns likewise state
it wants to stop violence against
women. Thats fine, of course, but why
doesnt it also care about violence against
This calls for someone to blow the whistle on
unconscionable bias. But when watchdog Hilarion V.
Cann sashayed into town for his annual audit, he
whitewashed the problem with an
unqualified opinion CPA-speak
for saying everything is hunky-dory.
Another shelter awash in feminist ideology is
the Family Crisis Intervention Center in
Parkersburg. Center director Judith Ball stated
during her deposition that not a single male abuse
victim had sought help at her facility in the past
six years. Yes, and its also true that not
many African-Americans have contacted the KKK in
recent years for help with their robe-purchasing
So when auditor Randall Perry did his shelter
audit, he rendered an unqualified blessing, as
well. One wonders how much he was paid for that
clean bill of health.
The Family Refuge Center is no doubt doing
wonderful things, as well, stating on its website
that its staff works at a nearby medical clinic
to identify and intervene with battered women
patients. Battered men need not apply, I
Again no surprise -- CPA Thomas Himes passed
that group with flying colors.
The annual report of Stop Abusive Family
Environments in the town of Welch states, "Our
mission to serve domestic violence victims,
homeless women and children
statistics show males are twice as likely to be
homeless as females. Attention men: If you suspect
you may become homeless in the near future, try to
hitch a ride to the next town, and fast.
Watchdog Kurt Feazell had no problems with that
brazen admission of unsaintly conduct.
Last but not least is the West Virginia
Coalition Against Domestic Violence that is endowed
with an annual budget of $1.2 million. The
Coalitions website reads like a hybrid of a
Hillary Clinton stump speech and a womens
manifesto of the Communist Party USA:
violence against women is a political
problem, a question of power and
But CPA Derek Godwin took apparent delight in
that neo-Marxist rant. He not only rendered an
Unqualified opinion, he also piously
declared the outfit was a low-risk
Domestic violence shelters enjoy the best of
both worlds. They claim to be doing the Lords
work in curbing domestic violence, while running an
unholy game of pick-and-chose in deciding which
victims are worthy of help. And taxpayer-funded
shelter watchdogs have apparently decided to turn
the other cheek.
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