Possible runaway from a group home?

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  1. elepher50

    elepher50 Help find Adji

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    It appears as if Jason Doe was never reported missing by any family members which leads me to believe that he may be a runaway from a group home and was just drifting from place to place.

    Does anybody know of a central place where runaways from group homes during that time would be reported or kept in case anybody is looking for them?

    Like other sleuths I have looked at so many reported missing and coming up empty, so maybe we need to take a look at other possibilities.

    Just thinking out loud and appreciate everyone's thoughts - how would be go about identifying group homes that were operational around that time? Any thoughts?
     
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  3. spoung45

    spoung45 New Member

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    That is also something I have thought about too. There are many kids out there who runaway but most of the time they are in a group. I have ran into a few of them every now in then. Most of the time they spend time hoping freight trains to get to one place or the other.
     
  4. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    I think it's possible that he was in a foster home or group home, it's hard to say where to begin looking, if he were in a group home or foster home close to VA, I would think that perhaps it's possible they might have heard of Jason's story. I don't know if we would start looking at foster homes/group homes in NC, being they were very close to the NC border when the accident occurred, or if it's possible he may have even resided in SC (where the driver was from). Whatever the case, it would take a bit of time to try and track down group homes that existed in 1995 and prior.
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    I believe we should also look into the possibility of Jason being in a boarding school and running away from there.
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Barium Springs Home for Children

    General Contact Information:
    Barium Springs Home for Children
    Post Office Box 1
    Barium Springs, NC 28010
    704-872-4157
    1-800-320-4157

    The Teaching-Family Model, our residential program, serves youth age 8 - 21 by providing specialized, on-campus group care services and education for young people who come from an abusive, neglectful, or unstable family background.

    http://www.bariumsprings.org/

    Eliada Homes and Services for Children and Families

    Contact Information:

    Eliada Homes, Inc.
    2 Compton Drive
    P.O. Box 16708
    Asheville, NC 28816
    828-254-5356
    E-mail: info@eliada.org

    Group Homes, Residential Treatment Programs, Family Foster Care, Day Care and After School Care, Day Treatment and Alternative School Programs.

    http://www.eliada.org/

    Elon Homes for Children

    Contact Information (several locations listed..this looked like the best campus to begin with.)

    Kennedy Campus - Charlotte, North Carolina

    Elon Homes for Children
    1717 Sharon Road West
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    Phone: (704) 369-2500
    Fax: (704) 688-2960

    It is the mission of Elon Homes for Children to provide a continuum of services that enhances the quality of spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual and relational well being of youth and their families.

    http://www.elonhomes.org/ElonHomes/

    Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas

    Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas serves children and youths all across North and South Carolina

    http://www.lfscarolinas.org/who-we-are/history/

    Methodist Home for Children

    Our small, community-based group homes provide short-term emergency care as well as longer stays.

    http://www.mhfc.org/home/

    Nazareth Children's Home

    Nazareth Children's Home will use the Teaching-Family Model as its core but will also provide psychiatric and psychological services through local providers such as Piedmont Mental Health.

    http://www.nazch.com/index.html

    Sipe's Orchard Home

    Children's home offering residential care to boys and girls in North Carolina

    http://www.sipesorchardhome.org/

    Southmountain Children and Family Services

    The program serves children who, for various reasons, cannot live together in their own homes.

    http://www.southmountain.org/

    Youth Homes, Inc.

    Youth Homes Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing residential and family strengthening services for children and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County since 1975.

    http://www.youthhomesinc.org/
     
  7. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Does anyone think it would be worthwhile to see if any of these group homes have FAX numbers so that we could FAX them a "flyer" with Jason's information?
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Carolina Children's Home

    Contact Information

    Carolina Children's Home
    Phone: (803) 787-2306
    Fax: (803) 787-2642
    E-Mail: info@carolinachildrenshome.com

    Physical Address:
    3201 Trenholm Road
    Columbia, SC 29204

    Mailing Address:
    Post Office Box 4465
    Columbia, SC 29240

    The mission of Carolina Children's Home is to enhance the quality of life for children and families. Our primary service is to provide a home for children when they are unable to live with their family. We support this with a range of prevention and treatment programs that ensure continuity, are family focused and are community based.

    http://www.carolinachildrenshome.org/service.aspx

    Carolina Youth Development Center

    Several persons listed as contacts here: http://www.cydc.org/contact/?id=404

    CYDC provides programs that reach more than 500 children and youth each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.

    http://www.cydc.org/about/?id=383


    Connie Maxwell Children's Home

    Contact Information:

    When sending mail to Connie Maxwell please use our post office box:
    Connie Maxwell Children’s Home P.O. Box 1178 Greenwood, SC 29648-1178

    Connie Maxwell Children's Home is a residential childcare ministry or children's home of the South Carolina Baptist Convention for abused children and neglected children.

    http://www.conniemaxwell.com/html/about_us.html
     
  9. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    OK, that's good for now, those cover the basic area that the driver (Eric Hager) and Jason Doe seemed to be heading. I may see if I can find FAX numbers for those listed and send them off Jason's information. It couldn't hurt to try...afterwards, I may try fanning out and try covering the DC area (where the concert was) and perhaps east of there.
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas

    Regional Administrative Offices

    Brittain Center
    616 Hutton Street
    Raleigh, NC 27606
    (919) 832-2620

    Albemarle Center
    4822 Albemarle Road
    Suite 240
    Charlotte, NC 28205
    (704) 940-3333

    Triton Building
    1031 Summit Avenue
    Suite 1 E 2
    Greensboro, NC 27405
    (336) 553-1501

    Cauble Center
    1118 Union Street
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 750-9917

    Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas serves children and youths all across North and South Carolina

    http://www.lfscarolinas.org/who-we-are/history/

    Methodist Home for Children

    ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS

    Methodist Home for Children
    1041 Washington Street
    Raleigh, NC 27605-1259
    phone 919.833.2834
    fax 919.755.1833
    toll-free 1.888.305.4321

    The Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center

    1305 Glenwood Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27605
    phone 919.833.5428
    fax 919.833.5441
    toll free 888.305.4321

    Our small, community-based group homes provide short-term emergency care as well as longer stays.

    http://www.mhfc.org/home/

    Nazareth Children's Home

    Contact Information

    Phone No: 1-888-207-0250
    Fax Number: 704-279-5430
    Address: Nazareth Children's Home, Inc.
    725 Crescent Road, P.O. Box 1438 Rockwell, NC 28138

    Nazareth Children's Home will use the Teaching-Family Model as its core but will also provide psychiatric and psychological services through local providers such as Piedmont Mental Health.

    http://www.nazch.com/index.html

    Sipe's Orchard Home

    Contact Information

    4431 County Home Rd.
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 256-5056 (phone)
    (828) 256-4031 (fax)
    sipes@sipesorchardhome.org

    Children's home offering residential care to boys and girls in North Carolina

    http://www.sipesorchardhome.org/

    Southmountain Children and Family Services

    Postal address
    Southmountain Children and Family Services
    7330 Myrtle Drive
    Nebo, NC 28761
    Telephone
    828-584-1105
    FAX
    828-584-8910
    Electronic mail: lwhite@southmountain.org

    The program serves children who, for various reasons, cannot live together in their own homes.

    http://www.southmountain.org/

    Youth Homes, Inc.

    Contact Information

    601 East Fifth Street
    Suite 330
    Charlotte, NC 28202-2914
    704-334-9955 Phone
    704-375-7497 Fax
    Several email addresses listed here also

    Youth Homes Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing residential and family strengthening services for children and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County since 1975.

    http://www.youthhomesinc.org/
     
  11. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    I sent emails to the following:

    Eliada Homes and Services for Children and Families

    Contact Information:

    Eliada Homes, Inc.
    2 Compton Drive
    P.O. Box 16708
    Asheville, NC 28816
    828-254-5356
    E-mail: info@eliada.org
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    Carolina Children's Home

    Contact Information

    Phone: (803) 787-2306
    Fax: (803) 787-2642
    E-Mail: info@carolinachildrenshome.com
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    Sipe's Orchard Home

    Contact Information

    4431 County Home Rd.
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 256-5056 (phone)
    (828) 256-4031 (fax)
    EMAIL:sipes@sipesorchardhome.org
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    Southmountain Children and Family Services

    Postal address
    Southmountain Children and Family Services
    7330 Myrtle Drive
    Nebo, NC 28761
    Telephone
    828-584-1105
    FAX
    828-584-8910
    Electronic mail: lwhite@southmountain.org
     
  12. Earthbound Misfit I

    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    More contact information:

    ARP Phoenix
    Asheville NC

    Contact Information:

    Phone: 828-254-2700 or 877-678-2696 • E-mail: info@arpnc.org Emailed them 8/17/2010
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    Horizon Recovery Inc
    Asheville NC

    Contact Us -

    Dan Rutt Director (402) 462-2066 (402) 462-2045
    Peg Mohlman Clinical Director (402) 462-2066 (402) 462-2045
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    Counseling Insights
    Charlotte NC

    Need to check this one out...my link in above post #4 is not working.
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    New Beginnings of Southern Piedmont
    Charlotte NC

    Contact Us:

    Substance Abuse Services
    1508 Cleveland Avenue
    Charlotte NC 28203
    Phone: (704) 334-6574
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    ARP Phoenix
    Asheville NC

    Contact Information:

    Phone: 828-254-2700 or 877-678-2696 •
    E-mail: info@arpnc.org
     
  14. annemc2

    annemc2 her name is Suzanne Marie Sevakis

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    RKnowley, you are amazing! Thanks for working so hard on Jason Doe's case. Seriously, you are awesome!
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Thank you annemc2, I want to find out this young man's identity so badly, so that he can be at rest and for his family (if he has any) to finally know what happened to him.

    I know that I may be grasping at straws, sending out these emails and FAX's. etc., since we have no real idea where Jason was from, but, at least I feel like there is a slight chance someone along the way may have known him.

     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Sipe's Orchard Home

    Contact Information

    4431 County Home Rd.
    Conover, NC 28613
    (828) 256-5056 (phone)
    (828) 256-4031 (fax)
    EMAIL:sipes@sipesorchardhome.org

     
  17. elepher50

    elepher50 Help find Adji

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    RKnowley you are one persistent sleuther and organized to boot. Let's hope that this current venture really comes through with some positive results.

    Wow RKnowley ... just a big ole Wow for what you are doing.

    eleph
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Elon Homes for Children (Sent FAX 8/19/2010)

    Contact Information (several locations listed..this looked like the best campus to begin with.)

    Kennedy Campus - Charlotte, North Carolina

    Elon Homes for Children
    1717 Sharon Road West
    Charlotte, NC 28210
    Phone: (704) 369-2500
    Fax: (704) 688-2960
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    The Jordan Child & Family Enrichment Center (Sent FAX 8/19/2010)

    1305 Glenwood Avenue
    Raleigh, NC 27605
    phone 919.833.5428
    fax 919.833.5441
    toll free 888.305.4321

    Our small, community-based group homes provide short-term emergency care as well as longer stays.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Methodist Home for Children (Sent FAX 8/19/2010)

    ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUARTERS

    Methodist Home for Children
    1041 Washington Street
    Raleigh, NC 27605-1259
    phone 919.833.2834
    fax 919.755.1833
    toll-free 1.888.305.4321
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    Nazareth Children's Home (Tried sending FAX 8/19/2010, number was not in working order)

    Contact Information

    Phone No: 1-888-207-0250
    Fax Number: 704-279-5430
    Address: Nazareth Children's Home, Inc.
    725 Crescent Road, P.O. Box 1438 Rockwell, NC 28138

    Nazareth Children's Home will use the Teaching-Family Model as its core but will also provide psychiatric and psychological services through local providers such as Piedmont Mental Health.
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    Youth Homes, Inc. (Sent FAX 8/19/2010)

    Contact Information

    601 East Fifth Street
    Suite 330
    Charlotte, NC 28202-2914
    704-334-9955 Phone
    704-375-7497 Fax

    Youth Homes Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing residential and family strengthening services for children and families in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County since 1975.
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  20. elepher50

    elepher50 Help find Adji

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    I learned something just now - didn't know you could setup a google spreadsheet like that for all to see with a one-click of the button.

    That is a powerful tool to use to keep this all organized and to see the results as they come in.

    Don't know why but something in my gut is telling/shouting at me that Jason was from New York ... no explanation/no facts/no nothing to base this on ... nada nothing.

    I admire your tenacity in this sleuthing effort and have bookmarked the spreadsheet for easy reference.

    eleph
     
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    Earthbound Misfit I Where is Kimberly Shawn Cheatham?

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    Carolina Youth Development Center (Sent email 8/20/2010)

    Several persons listed as contacts here: http://www.cydc.org/contact/?id=404

    CYDC provides programs that reach more than 500 children and youth each year. We care for young people with very serious problems, including physical and sexual abuse, neglect, abandonment, and severe emotional disorders.
     

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