Wayne Densch Center

★★★★☆

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I lived at the Wayne Densch Center for under a year. It was hard on me but hard was what I needed. If you fight the system, the sytem will fight you. I love that place. The people that wrote bad reviews are people that can not follow

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★★★★★

I lived at the Wayne Densch Center for under a year. It was hard on me but hard was what I needed. If you fight the system, the sytem will fight you. I love that place. The people that wrote bad reviews are people that can not follow

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Wayne Densch was a good place to live. Great program and effective staff, Tseganesh Gudeta and Warren Foster were especially helpful.

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★★★★★

Wayne Densch was a good place to live. Great program and effective staff, Tseganesh Gudeta and Warren Foster were especially helpful.

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the place is delapodated apartments ...built in the70s there falling apart...and mold has taken many units over ...a hazord in itself....they fired that prejudece woman sharon she hated white folks....there is no more classes there any

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★★★★★

the place is delapodated apartments ...built in the70s there falling apart...and mold has taken many units over ...a hazord in itself....they fired that prejudece woman sharon she hated white folks....there is no more classes there any

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Carol Mason is a bully. It is amazing how much she gets away with in her position of Goddess on the property. I find it funny that she clearly wrote one of the few positive reviews on here as CFMason. She is the reason I fled the program

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★★★★★

Carol Mason is a bully. It is amazing how much she gets away with in her position of Goddess on the property. I find it funny that she clearly wrote one of the few positive reviews on here as CFMason. She is the reason I fled the program

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I have lived here since 2008. This is a place where the homeless can live until they find a job & get on their feet.\r
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I was homeless when in 2006 I had a stroke that made my homelessness even harder. Even though this program is not

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★★★★★

I have lived here since 2008. This is a place where the homeless can live until they find a job & get on their feet.\r
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I was homeless when in 2006 I had a stroke that made my homelessness even harder. Even though this program is not

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i lived at the wdc and yes they are unprofessinal, at every thing they do .they still have there junkey ways of some type of abuse they was inn. they dont help you get a place to stay .they use that to get money out of you.all of them are crooks . they need to close that place down.they dont spray for roaches, are fix anything. they have the same people come back all the time . this place needs to be shout down till they get things right.

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★☆☆☆☆

i lived at the wdc and yes they are unprofessinal, at every thing they do .they still have there junkey ways of some type of abuse they was inn. they dont help you get a place to stay .they use that to get money out of you.all of them are crooks . they need to close that place down.they dont spray for roaches, are fix anything. they have the same people come back all the time . this place needs to be shout down till they get things right.

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As an employee of the Wayne Densch Center for over three years it is unfortunate to read such negative reviews. Although as an agency that has proven to provide a variety of excellent supportive services to diverse client populations, our track record does speak for itself. I work for and with an amazing team of people who come to work everyday because they want to help people. The Wayne Desnch Center is a transitional housing program for the homeless, I think people at times lose perspective that we are a program. The Wayne Densch Center is monitored by HUD as well as the State, we have regulations and program guidelines that must be adhered to. People are entitled to there opinions about the Wayne Densch Center, the Staff, and our services. As an employee I must state that the Wayne Densch center is an environment where the staff can truly assist residents with a wide array of issues. As a team we try to incorporate best practices in serving homeless clients relying heavily on open communication, and fairness.

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★★★★★

As an employee of the Wayne Densch Center for over three years it is unfortunate to read such negative reviews. Although as an agency that has proven to provide a variety of excellent supportive services to diverse client populations, our track record does speak for itself. I work for and with an amazing team of people who come to work everyday because they want to help people. The Wayne Desnch Center is a transitional housing program for the homeless, I think people at times lose perspective that we are a program. The Wayne Densch Center is monitored by HUD as well as the State, we have regulations and program guidelines that must be adhered to. People are entitled to there opinions about the Wayne Densch Center, the Staff, and our services. As an employee I must state that the Wayne Densch center is an environment where the staff can truly assist residents with a wide array of issues. As a team we try to incorporate best practices in serving homeless clients relying heavily on open communication, and fairness.

Pros: Housing and supportive services

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Its very intresting for me to read all these terrible reviews of such a great place. As a resident there for over 10 months I was able to turn my life around completely. I showed up with my clothes and now have a car, a house full of furniture and a great place to live. The center helps people with a place to lay their head, and everything else they do is just a bonus. Havening been to many other places in Orlando, this is by far the best. I was able to come in, get a roof over my head, get food, and some great guidance from staff. It was up to me to work hard and get a job and save my money. I had over 15 roomates who would just come in and expect everything to be handed to them, well guess what thats not how it works!. The staff there always helped me when i was in need.. i needed to be taken to dr, apts, help with my money, and even my addiction and there was always someone there for me. The weekly rate to live there was perfect to save money, and having the support of all the staff was awesome... So to all of those who need a great place to go and are willing to work on yourself, wayne densch is great....for all of those who write these mean and terrible reviews... Look in the mirror.

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★★★★★

Its very intresting for me to read all these terrible reviews of such a great place. As a resident there for over 10 months I was able to turn my life around completely. I showed up with my clothes and now have a car, a house full of furniture and a great place to live. The center helps people with a place to lay their head, and everything else they do is just a bonus. Havening been to many other places in Orlando, this is by far the best. I was able to come in, get a roof over my head, get food, and some great guidance from staff. It was up to me to work hard and get a job and save my money. I had over 15 roomates who would just come in and expect everything to be handed to them, well guess what thats not how it works!. The staff there always helped me when i was in need.. i needed to be taken to dr, apts, help with my money, and even my addiction and there was always someone there for me. The weekly rate to live there was perfect to save money, and having the support of all the staff was awesome... So to all of those who need a great place to go and are willing to work on yourself, wayne densch is great....for all of those who write these mean and terrible reviews... Look in the mirror.

Pros: Helpful people

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I lived there for 6 months. I lived in constant fear of what the wanna be God was threatening me with "immediate termination" if her wills were refused. She is self titled as PRESIDENT OF WAYNE DENSCH". She actually broke the law by threatening me, and others, that if we did not submit a copy of 1040A form, W4 form, and authorized letter with the date of arrival and amount, be faced with "immediate termination". We were told by the accountants that we didn't have to inform anyone, including Wayne Densch, our personal IRS information. The next day we received a notice, personally, from Carole Mason. (I have every letter, form and threat photo copied in my possession.)
"IMMEDIATE TERMINATION" was improvised so she could evict a client within an hour. All clients must pay their rent by money order, and print "WAYNE DENSCH FEE" on it, not rent. It is rent! It was called that when I first arrived. If labeled "RENT" she could not immediately evict anyone; her God status would be eliminated. Presidents are leaders of companies, corporations, etc. Organizations title their leaders as "DIRECTOR" Companies make money, Organizations are helping peoples without any perspective involving the dollar sign, Read between the lines. She can't take a dime with her when she dies, and that lasts forever.
Money that I was accused of being short was returned to me when I moved. The day after she took my money she gave me 2 weeks to find another job or I would be immediately terminated. A friend of mine helped me financially in creating a fictitious job so I could keep a roof over my head. ( I also kept my current job in an organization that no longer supports Wayne Densch due to the many people who came for help and complained about Wayne Densch treatment.) He also helped me move so I could live in comfort instead of fear. I am with Experience Works and was called a devil for joining EW, making her an angel. She stated that she would not approve of Experience Works participation in the future. I reported this to the proper authorities of EW. EW is an organization helping elderly people financially.
I was threatened with immediate termination the day I started college while staying at Wayne Densch. It was all financially supported. Would not cost me anything except show up in classes and learn. Now that I've moved I begin in August.
I was promised that upon completion of the 6 month stay there I would be assisted financially and physically with moving. Neither was offered. I had to pay someone to help me move and pay for rent and deposit personally.
There is more, much more. I could write for days and never share the fears I was inflicted with, the suffering, the tears, the hatred I sinned. I've been away for about 2 months now. I am very comfortable, I'm still drug free and sober. It's a wonder to many of my friends that I didn't relapse during the 6 months of the suffering I endured.
To close, She says she has been there for 10 years. How many people have suffered in the past 10 years. I am not finished here.. I am a Christian and was while there. I will sacrifice myself, as Jesus did, to try to rescue those in the future from suffering. May God Bless Everyone, including the "SECULAR GODS"!

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★★★★☆

I lived there for 6 months. I lived in constant fear of what the wanna be God was threatening me with "immediate termination" if her wills were refused. She is self titled as PRESIDENT OF WAYNE DENSCH". She actually broke the law by threatening me, and others, that if we did not submit a copy of 1040A form, W4 form, and authorized letter with the date of arrival and amount, be faced with "immediate termination". We were told by the accountants that we didn't have to inform anyone, including Wayne Densch, our personal IRS information. The next day we received a notice, personally, from Carole Mason. (I have every letter, form and threat photo copied in my possession.)
"IMMEDIATE TERMINATION" was improvised so she could evict a client within an hour. All clients must pay their rent by money order, and print "WAYNE DENSCH FEE" on it, not rent. It is rent! It was called that when I first arrived. If labeled "RENT" she could not immediately evict anyone; her God status would be eliminated. Presidents are leaders of companies, corporations, etc. Organizations title their leaders as "DIRECTOR" Companies make money, Organizations are helping peoples without any perspective involving the dollar sign, Read between the lines. She can't take a dime with her when she dies, and that lasts forever.
Money that I was accused of being short was returned to me when I moved. The day after she took my money she gave me 2 weeks to find another job or I would be immediately terminated. A friend of mine helped me financially in creating a fictitious job so I could keep a roof over my head. ( I also kept my current job in an organization that no longer supports Wayne Densch due to the many people who came for help and complained about Wayne Densch treatment.) He also helped me move so I could live in comfort instead of fear. I am with Experience Works and was called a devil for joining EW, making her an angel. She stated that she would not approve of Experience Works participation in the future. I reported this to the proper authorities of EW. EW is an organization helping elderly people financially.
I was threatened with immediate termination the day I started college while staying at Wayne Densch. It was all financially supported. Would not cost me anything except show up in classes and learn. Now that I've moved I begin in August.
I was promised that upon completion of the 6 month stay there I would be assisted financially and physically with moving. Neither was offered. I had to pay someone to help me move and pay for rent and deposit personally.
There is more, much more. I could write for days and never share the fears I was inflicted with, the suffering, the tears, the hatred I sinned. I've been away for about 2 months now. I am very comfortable, I'm still drug free and sober. It's a wonder to many of my friends that I didn't relapse during the 6 months of the suffering I endured.
To close, She says she has been there for 10 years. How many people have suffered in the past 10 years. I am not finished here.. I am a Christian and was while there. I will sacrifice myself, as Jesus did, to try to rescue those in the future from suffering. May God Bless Everyone, including the "SECULAR GODS"!

Pros: I finally moved.

Cons: Carole Mason

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The Wayne Densch Center is a transitional housing program for homeless individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues. For ten years, we have provided services for people who are dedicated to changing their lives through hard work, personal growth and commitment to change. We have clearly defined rules, goals and structure for each individual, to assist them in acheiving self suffiency. The services provided have assisted hundreds of people successfully transition back into our community. It is unfortunate that a few vocal comments are from people who have chosen to blame the agency rather than look into themselves to for their lack of success. As the leader of the organization, I am proud of the teamwork, the dedication and the successes of our program, staff and resident that work hard to make lives better. If you are interested in our program please feel free to contact us or stop by for a tour. Carole Mason

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★★★★★

The Wayne Densch Center is a transitional housing program for homeless individuals with substance abuse and mental health issues. For ten years, we have provided services for people who are dedicated to changing their lives through hard work, personal growth and commitment to change. We have clearly defined rules, goals and structure for each individual, to assist them in acheiving self suffiency. The services provided have assisted hundreds of people successfully transition back into our community. It is unfortunate that a few vocal comments are from people who have chosen to blame the agency rather than look into themselves to for their lack of success. As the leader of the organization, I am proud of the teamwork, the dedication and the successes of our program, staff and resident that work hard to make lives better. If you are interested in our program please feel free to contact us or stop by for a tour. Carole Mason

Pros: A ten year proven track record.

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I agree 100% with the reviews posted here and the comments. When I was in orlando florida and needed a place to stay, I thank God for a place to lay my head. However, I must say this place gets a two thumbs down as far as professionalism. The Director is a Tyrant and the most unsympathetic person I have ever ran into. She is in it totally for the money. They need to get rid of her FIRST. If the staff don't like you they will make it hard for you. There is injustice in this place and talk about trying to get ahead, is totally ludicrous. This place is designed for one purpose to put money into Wayne Densch. They charge you $100 a week you come in with no money and by the time you find a job you are probably a $1000 in the hole. If you can't pay 70% of your income to them consistently they will kick you out. This place is horrible in the way it's ran and the majority of the staff is really a joke. The caseworker I had however, was on point, this lady had a heart for people and really had herself together, she should have been the director, but because she had a heart for people they did not like her at all. A sad place that has much potential. Get rid of the Tyrant and you could have a great place of refuge.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree 100% with the reviews posted here and the comments. When I was in orlando florida and needed a place to stay, I thank God for a place to lay my head. However, I must say this place gets a two thumbs down as far as professionalism. The Director is a Tyrant and the most unsympathetic person I have ever ran into. She is in it totally for the money. They need to get rid of her FIRST. If the staff don't like you they will make it hard for you. There is injustice in this place and talk about trying to get ahead, is totally ludicrous. This place is designed for one purpose to put money into Wayne Densch. They charge you $100 a week you come in with no money and by the time you find a job you are probably a $1000 in the hole. If you can't pay 70% of your income to them consistently they will kick you out. This place is horrible in the way it's ran and the majority of the staff is really a joke. The caseworker I had however, was on point, this lady had a heart for people and really had herself together, she should have been the director, but because she had a heart for people they did not like her at all. A sad place that has much potential. Get rid of the Tyrant and you could have a great place of refuge.

Pros: It's a place to live

Cons: It's roach infested among other things.

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I met the staff of the Wayne Dench Center when i was at the Anthony House in Zellwood. I was at the Anthony House from March 2008 to March 2009 when they decided to shut down. Now while i was there the staff really cared about the clients. Wayne Dench Center got word of the closing of Anthony House. They came in to offer a place to stay which was cool, but Carole Masons' attitude was really bad, the worst i've seen in my entire life. And of you have to have get a job ( which is a no brainer). But if SHE doesn't like the job you get, you have to QUIT that job and find another. Now how much since does that make. Your supoose to get a job no matter what it is Moron Mason.

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★☆☆☆☆

I met the staff of the Wayne Dench Center when i was at the Anthony House in Zellwood. I was at the Anthony House from March 2008 to March 2009 when they decided to shut down. Now while i was there the staff really cared about the clients. Wayne Dench Center got word of the closing of Anthony House. They came in to offer a place to stay which was cool, but Carole Masons' attitude was really bad, the worst i've seen in my entire life. And of you have to have get a job ( which is a no brainer). But if SHE doesn't like the job you get, you have to QUIT that job and find another. Now how much since does that make. Your supoose to get a job no matter what it is Moron Mason.

Pros: Nice Property

Cons: Unprofesstional staff

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I was a "customer" there for over 8 months, and what looks good on the outside doesn't mesh with the inside.
The place is headed by a woman far more concerned with dominance than with helping people, and alot of the staff reflect this. Most staff, by the way, have little qualification to be in a place such as that. They do actually have a woman with actual qualifications in social work, however. But the case managers and their assistants do not and pretty much are a joke.
Let me give you an example of how "customers" are helped nowadays. Most people who come there have no money, no job, and no home. Especially in this economy and also due to location jobs are truly tough to come by, and most take a couple of months to acquire one. A rent is charged ( one must always put 'program fees' and not 'rent' on money orders which is the only payment method allowed ) of $100 per week. This means that a person is at least $1000 in debt as they start working, and most of the jobs gotten are part time and minimum wage or close to it. The "director" has dictated that %70 of all income be given over to WDC to take care of current rent and past rent. Bus passes, medications, basic needs must be paid for by the customer. They require you to save which most can't. Unless one is resourceful, when in WDC you are stuck in a lousy cycle and not getting anywhere. Certainly not up.
Employment help is basically non-existant for people. Help is available which the customer knows nothing about, and unless you are liked you'll never know.
To make the place what it was intended to be ( not a personal fiefdom of the director ) just about all of the staff must go and a fresh beginning made. This includes the director.
If one complains there that person is smeared and forced out. It is a game. And it is sad.

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★★☆☆☆

I was a "customer" there for over 8 months, and what looks good on the outside doesn't mesh with the inside.
The place is headed by a woman far more concerned with dominance than with helping people, and alot of the staff reflect this. Most staff, by the way, have little qualification to be in a place such as that. They do actually have a woman with actual qualifications in social work, however. But the case managers and their assistants do not and pretty much are a joke.
Let me give you an example of how "customers" are helped nowadays. Most people who come there have no money, no job, and no home. Especially in this economy and also due to location jobs are truly tough to come by, and most take a couple of months to acquire one. A rent is charged ( one must always put 'program fees' and not 'rent' on money orders which is the only payment method allowed ) of $100 per week. This means that a person is at least $1000 in debt as they start working, and most of the jobs gotten are part time and minimum wage or close to it. The "director" has dictated that %70 of all income be given over to WDC to take care of current rent and past rent. Bus passes, medications, basic needs must be paid for by the customer. They require you to save which most can't. Unless one is resourceful, when in WDC you are stuck in a lousy cycle and not getting anywhere. Certainly not up.
Employment help is basically non-existant for people. Help is available which the customer knows nothing about, and unless you are liked you'll never know.
To make the place what it was intended to be ( not a personal fiefdom of the director ) just about all of the staff must go and a fresh beginning made. This includes the director.
If one complains there that person is smeared and forced out. It is a game. And it is sad.

 

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