After studying the website, reading filtered 5 star reviews and watching great promotional videos I thought Cenikor might be perfect for my son. He was well liked, had a positive influence on others (despite availability of drugs) and was considered for internal responsibilities after a short time. However, and now a month later, I have to revise my impression.
He was placed into a work program with XXXMetals which turned out to have an impact on his previously injured knee due to repeat heavy use of that leg and knee. He went to the hospital and was given a knee brace to avoid additional injury or false moves. Physical therapy was recommended. He was able to perform all sorts of other activities without a problem. However, it now appears as if Cenikor has to fulfill a \"labor quota\" with XXXMetals because within 12 hours it was decided that my son had to vacate the premises. No attempt was made to place him in a different job or function. During a brief phone conversation with Cenikor staff, to which a witness was ordered in, I was told that \"they can\'t keep him there because he could injure himself when climbing stairs or get into or out of the van (knee brace?)\" and that they \"were not a hospital\".
Of course, the initial positive feeling and hope my son had, turned into the opposite and to me it appears that a money driven organization is hiding behind a \"good Samaritan\" image.
Being well liked by many, including counselors and making progress and then being \"tossed\" had a deep impact on my son. He felt he was being robbed.
The XXXMetals labour agreement now appears to have the character of a chain gang.
My son is lucky to have me, providing all he needs; but how about others simply being \"kicked to the curb\" without a place to go ?
Based on additional information collected about this \"non profit org\" I have requested a review of Cenikor. Needless to say, HOPE had to give way to utter DISAPPOINTMENT.
Time wasted . To the residents of Cenikor: Good luck and get well.