Walter Hoving Home

★★★★★
  • 127 S El Molino Ave

    Pasadena, CA 91101

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  • 626-405-0950

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Sunday - Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

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I was raised in a nice middle class home but I was a heroin addict for 4 yrs (in the bad old 60s)and after being sent by the courts to walter hoving home in 1971,I was 20 yrs old.I was at first freaked out about the intense bible studies

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I was raised in a nice middle class home but I was a heroin addict for 4 yrs (in the bad old 60s)and after being sent by the courts to walter hoving home in 1971,I was 20 yrs old.I was at first freaked out about the intense bible studies

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It is so sad to read the misguided reviews on this site. The Walter Hoving Home is an amazing blessing and opportunity. They DO NOT accept taxpayer dollars. They do not do "organized" fundraising or invest in marketing campaigns to

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It is so sad to read the misguided reviews on this site. The Walter Hoving Home is an amazing blessing and opportunity. They DO NOT accept taxpayer dollars. They do not do "organized" fundraising or invest in marketing campaigns to

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Both my daughters went here when they were involved with drugs. Both complained about the lack of opportunity to talk about or come to terms with the pain they had experienced in life. Also, the fact that women get kicked out for

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Both my daughters went here when they were involved with drugs. Both complained about the lack of opportunity to talk about or come to terms with the pain they had experienced in life. Also, the fact that women get kicked out for

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John and Elsie Benton have a program that works. They don't take in a dime from the government, so that they are free to teach women about the real source of their redemption and recovery, God. I have been volunteering for the Walter Hoving Home in Pasadena for over a year now, and I find the place to be peaceful and I am so very glad Los Angeles has a place like this...I only wish all the other states had Walter Hoving Homes too. I wish it were larger, to hold more women. The jails are full of wonderful human beings that need a chance to rest and rejuvenate, and to get the care they need to become a person that can survive out in the world...healthy and strong. I pray that God continues to keep the home growing and that more homes are opened. God bless them all. I have also been to the Las Vegas Walter Hoving Home and it is also wonderful. Each women is a prize and worth helping back to health and sanity. I thank God for bringing me in contact with the Walter Hoving Home. Can't wait to see what the Garrison home is like! Love to you all WHH ladies.

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John and Elsie Benton have a program that works. They don't take in a dime from the government, so that they are free to teach women about the real source of their redemption and recovery, God. I have been volunteering for the Walter Hoving Home in Pasadena for over a year now, and I find the place to be peaceful and I am so very glad Los Angeles has a place like this...I only wish all the other states had Walter Hoving Homes too. I wish it were larger, to hold more women. The jails are full of wonderful human beings that need a chance to rest and rejuvenate, and to get the care they need to become a person that can survive out in the world...healthy and strong. I pray that God continues to keep the home growing and that more homes are opened. God bless them all. I have also been to the Las Vegas Walter Hoving Home and it is also wonderful. Each women is a prize and worth helping back to health and sanity. I thank God for bringing me in contact with the Walter Hoving Home. Can't wait to see what the Garrison home is like! Love to you all WHH ladies.

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Warning: \r
If you live in 2012- amongst modern medicine and modern thinking, you might want to reconsider living at the Walter Hoving Home.\r
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Take it from me, an ex-tenant. \r
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For those who are court-ordered - I say sorry

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Warning: \r
If you live in 2012- amongst modern medicine and modern thinking, you might want to reconsider living at the Walter Hoving Home.\r
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Take it from me, an ex-tenant. \r
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For those who are court-ordered - I say sorry

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Walter Hoving Home of Pasadena staff are unforgiving and cold blooded. My daughter was there for one month and during that time she was doing good in the program until a staff member kick her out of the home for smoking.
It was only the

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Walter Hoving Home of Pasadena staff are unforgiving and cold blooded. My daughter was there for one month and during that time she was doing good in the program until a staff member kick her out of the home for smoking.
It was only the

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I had sought a Christian Program myself. I was NOT Court Ordered to be in a Program...it was strictly my choice. I thought I would have Bible College & become closer to God. However, I quickly experienced HELL. The 50 women there were all Court Ordered to be there except for me. I was questioned, rumors spread to Staff about me...I was treated badly...lied on & lied to. Suddenly rules of the Program changed & @ any given time...without an explanation. Not Christian whatsoever! I entered the program with only the clothes ob my back...however I had with me personal CDs, & Paperwork such as Medical Records, Credit Reports etc...All of my things were stolen including my bathroom items & makeup as well. I left from there within one week with less then I had when I got there. The Staff was hateful...scandalous.
EVEN THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THAT I RECEIVED WHILE THERE WAS STOLEN FROM ME. They even kept my Food Stamp Card. & money from my mom & friends.
PLEASE BE AWARE ... THE WALTER HOVING HOME IS MERELY WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING!!!

TRUTHFULLY,
Susan Hall

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I had sought a Christian Program myself. I was NOT Court Ordered to be in a Program...it was strictly my choice. I thought I would have Bible College & become closer to God. However, I quickly experienced HELL. The 50 women there were all Court Ordered to be there except for me. I was questioned, rumors spread to Staff about me...I was treated badly...lied on & lied to. Suddenly rules of the Program changed & @ any given time...without an explanation. Not Christian whatsoever! I entered the program with only the clothes ob my back...however I had with me personal CDs, & Paperwork such as Medical Records, Credit Reports etc...All of my things were stolen including my bathroom items & makeup as well. I left from there within one week with less then I had when I got there. The Staff was hateful...scandalous.
EVEN THE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THAT I RECEIVED WHILE THERE WAS STOLEN FROM ME. They even kept my Food Stamp Card. & money from my mom & friends.
PLEASE BE AWARE ... THE WALTER HOVING HOME IS MERELY WOLVES IN SHEEPS CLOTHING!!!

TRUTHFULLY,
Susan Hall

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I was very touched by two sisters that came to my door and shared there testimony with me. You can tell that they are turning there lives around and this home is facilitating that change. They have strengthened there relationship with the Lord and are on a great path. I was inspired by them. God Blesses organizations like these.

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I was very touched by two sisters that came to my door and shared there testimony with me. You can tell that they are turning there lives around and this home is facilitating that change. They have strengthened there relationship with the Lord and are on a great path. I was inspired by them. God Blesses organizations like these.

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It is a cult. They give special treatment to the women whose family is blackmailed in to giving them $500.00. The women are expected to beg twice a week to collect that much per month. If they decide your family speaks out against them,

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It is a cult. They give special treatment to the women whose family is blackmailed in to giving them $500.00. The women are expected to beg twice a week to collect that much per month. If they decide your family speaks out against them,

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You seem to have some interesting knowledge of the home... so sistet. I spent 16months in this program in CA and NY and I always ate well!!. In fact I put on a few pounds while I was there because there was so much good food. And for all

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You seem to have some interesting knowledge of the home... so sistet. I spent 16months in this program in CA and NY and I always ate well!!. In fact I put on a few pounds while I was there because there was so much good food. And for all

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My name is Leslie Swaner and I have 1st hand experience with this organization. I completed their Program in 1987....and I gained a LASTING and LIFELONG change. I was 22 yrs old when I entered the Program in PASADENA,CA, in 1986. Elsie Benton picked me up from LA County Womans Jail-it was not my first time there...or my tenth for that matter. I was a CHILD PROSTITUTE at age 12,and a FULL BLOWN HEROIN addict by age 13,and the lifestyle continued until I entered the Program on Aug.2,1986. When I came to the Home...I had NOTHING except the clothes on my back, and those were definitly not acceptable.... so I LITERALLY had Nothing. I quit school when I ran away, so again...when I say NOTHING...I mean it. NO education,,NO family and my husband John had died while I was in jail.
There is no way to make my review short...but I will try. The Home paid for ALL of my needs....ALL OF THEM.Clothes,Food,Education (they have a 12 level program that is required in order to graduate)as well as my flight to New York for the last nine months of the program (there were only 6 beds available in Pasadena at that time-and in order to keep beds available, we did 'induction' in CA and then went to the MAIN program in New York for completion). I had NO social skills- only street skills, ie:manipulation and violence.The Bentons'( all of them) John, Elsie ,Jim, Margie and Connie (as well as their spouses) loved me unconditionally , guided me, trained me,encouraged me, supported me,schooled me, helped me realize my potential and MOST importantly....introduced me to JESUS. While in the program in New York, they took me to an outside school (UNY) where I recieved my GED which later allowed me to attend L.I.F.E. BIBLE College, and later served me in earning 2 degrees. I was transformed & propelled by THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT from a 22 year old uneducated prostitute and drug addict ( a 10 year run) to tax paying citizen-an Accountant for the State of CA. I witnessed these 'Good and Faithful' servants of God, do this for hundreds of others as well- and THOUSANDS before and after me.They are a 'NON-PROFIT' Organization, that is supported by Donations as well as individual Government Assistance (food stamps-medic-aid etc.) as needed. Some of the woman have health issues and other needs with no resources (like myself) due to the previous lifestyle lived. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION..... without all that they have done, I do not believe that I would be an upstanding productive member of society.......or alive for that matter.

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My name is Leslie Swaner and I have 1st hand experience with this organization. I completed their Program in 1987....and I gained a LASTING and LIFELONG change. I was 22 yrs old when I entered the Program in PASADENA,CA, in 1986. Elsie Benton picked me up from LA County Womans Jail-it was not my first time there...or my tenth for that matter. I was a CHILD PROSTITUTE at age 12,and a FULL BLOWN HEROIN addict by age 13,and the lifestyle continued until I entered the Program on Aug.2,1986. When I came to the Home...I had NOTHING except the clothes on my back, and those were definitly not acceptable.... so I LITERALLY had Nothing. I quit school when I ran away, so again...when I say NOTHING...I mean it. NO education,,NO family and my husband John had died while I was in jail.
There is no way to make my review short...but I will try. The Home paid for ALL of my needs....ALL OF THEM.Clothes,Food,Education (they have a 12 level program that is required in order to graduate)as well as my flight to New York for the last nine months of the program (there were only 6 beds available in Pasadena at that time-and in order to keep beds available, we did 'induction' in CA and then went to the MAIN program in New York for completion). I had NO social skills- only street skills, ie:manipulation and violence.The Bentons'( all of them) John, Elsie ,Jim, Margie and Connie (as well as their spouses) loved me unconditionally , guided me, trained me,encouraged me, supported me,schooled me, helped me realize my potential and MOST importantly....introduced me to JESUS. While in the program in New York, they took me to an outside school (UNY) where I recieved my GED which later allowed me to attend L.I.F.E. BIBLE College, and later served me in earning 2 degrees. I was transformed & propelled by THEIR LOVE AND SUPPORT from a 22 year old uneducated prostitute and drug addict ( a 10 year run) to tax paying citizen-an Accountant for the State of CA. I witnessed these 'Good and Faithful' servants of God, do this for hundreds of others as well- and THOUSANDS before and after me.They are a 'NON-PROFIT' Organization, that is supported by Donations as well as individual Government Assistance (food stamps-medic-aid etc.) as needed. Some of the woman have health issues and other needs with no resources (like myself) due to the previous lifestyle lived. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION..... without all that they have done, I do not believe that I would be an upstanding productive member of society.......or alive for that matter.

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The home would have a positive influence, but the owners John and Elsie Benton along with their staff, namely Kiyomi, the Director, and Angela, I'm not sure wha here role is really, have a unique way of trying to pull money from people. Because some of the women are former prostitutes, it is hard to not see this as pimping at its finest.

As a Christian based program, the administrators should reflect on how they use scriptures for the "down and out" in making them feel as though it is there duty to be meek and service their masters (ie, the administrators/staff, that have been appointed on Earth by the Lord) ("slavery with a smile"); not complain or question without fear of being reprimanded or discharged from the home.

The home makes money off of women filing for State Food Stamps (instead of being eligible to send the money to their deserving children). The phrase of "your first priority is to this home" is used as validation. The problem is they use the money (food) primarily for their (the staff and administrators) for their personal use, to feed the Benton's friends, family, and constituants. The womens' daily diet consist of donated bagels/bread, expired milk (of sometimes 2+ weeks or more), and almost daily consumption of bologna or pressed ham sandwiches. However, on Sunday evenings, the woman can sit down together to enjoy up to two peanut butter and jellly sandwiches.

I cannot understand where the money is going because women spend 2 days per week going door-to-door or standing at local stores asking for donations for the home. When in actuality, the home is still using their 2009 fiscal year budget for most needs.

My greatest concern is the home indicating (by its director, Kiyomi) that the home is in need of $250,000.00 (yes, 1/4 of a million dollars) to keep their doors open. My suggestion is that they refrain from 4 day staff meetings at the owners' retirement homes in either/both Colorado and Mexico. Secondly, if they are in desperate need, the owners can take one or two less vacation trips per month. (They avg. one week per month on-site at te home.)

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU DONATION DOLLARS ARE GOING.

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The home would have a positive influence, but the owners John and Elsie Benton along with their staff, namely Kiyomi, the Director, and Angela, I'm not sure wha here role is really, have a unique way of trying to pull money from people. Because some of the women are former prostitutes, it is hard to not see this as pimping at its finest.

As a Christian based program, the administrators should reflect on how they use scriptures for the "down and out" in making them feel as though it is there duty to be meek and service their masters (ie, the administrators/staff, that have been appointed on Earth by the Lord) ("slavery with a smile"); not complain or question without fear of being reprimanded or discharged from the home.

The home makes money off of women filing for State Food Stamps (instead of being eligible to send the money to their deserving children). The phrase of "your first priority is to this home" is used as validation. The problem is they use the money (food) primarily for their (the staff and administrators) for their personal use, to feed the Benton's friends, family, and constituants. The womens' daily diet consist of donated bagels/bread, expired milk (of sometimes 2+ weeks or more), and almost daily consumption of bologna or pressed ham sandwiches. However, on Sunday evenings, the woman can sit down together to enjoy up to two peanut butter and jellly sandwiches.

I cannot understand where the money is going because women spend 2 days per week going door-to-door or standing at local stores asking for donations for the home. When in actuality, the home is still using their 2009 fiscal year budget for most needs.

My greatest concern is the home indicating (by its director, Kiyomi) that the home is in need of $250,000.00 (yes, 1/4 of a million dollars) to keep their doors open. My suggestion is that they refrain from 4 day staff meetings at the owners' retirement homes in either/both Colorado and Mexico. Secondly, if they are in desperate need, the owners can take one or two less vacation trips per month. (They avg. one week per month on-site at te home.)

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU DONATION DOLLARS ARE GOING.

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The home would have a positive influence, but the owners John and Elsie along with their staff, namely Kiyomi, the Director, and Angela, I'm not sure wha here role is really, have a unique way of trying to pull money from people. Because some of the women are former prostitutes, it is hard to not see this as pimping at its finest.

As a Christian based program, the administrators should reflect on how they use scriptures for the "down and out" in making them feel as though it is there duty to be meek and service their masters (ie, the administrators/staff, that have been appointed on Earth by the Lord) ("slavery with a smile"); not complain or question without fear of being reprimanded or discharged from the home.

The home makes money off of women filing for State Food Stamps (instead of being eligible to send the money to their deserving children). The phrase of "your first priority is to this home" is used as validation. The problem is they use the money (food) primarily for their (the staff and administrators) for their personal use, to feed the Benton's friends, family, and constituants. The womens' daily diet consist of donated bagels/bread, expired milk (of sometimes 2+ weeks or more), and almost daily consumption of bologna or pressed ham sandwiches. However, on Sunday evenings, the woman can sit down together to enjoy up to two peanut butter and jellly sandwiches.

I cannot understand where the money is going because women spend 2 days per week going door-to-door or standing at local stores asking for donations for the home. When in actuality, the home is still using their 2009 fiscal year budget for most needs.

My greatest concern is the home indicating (by its director, Kiyomi) that the home is in need of $250,000.00 (yes, 1/4 of a million dollars) to keep their doors open. My suggestion is that they refrain from 4 day staff meetings at the owners' retirement homes in either/both Colorado and Mexico. Secondly, if they are in desperate need, the owners can take one or two less vacation trips per month. (They avg. one week per month on-site at te home.)

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU DONATION DOLLARS ARE GOING.

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The home would have a positive influence, but the owners John and Elsie along with their staff, namely Kiyomi, the Director, and Angela, I'm not sure wha here role is really, have a unique way of trying to pull money from people. Because some of the women are former prostitutes, it is hard to not see this as pimping at its finest.

As a Christian based program, the administrators should reflect on how they use scriptures for the "down and out" in making them feel as though it is there duty to be meek and service their masters (ie, the administrators/staff, that have been appointed on Earth by the Lord) ("slavery with a smile"); not complain or question without fear of being reprimanded or discharged from the home.

The home makes money off of women filing for State Food Stamps (instead of being eligible to send the money to their deserving children). The phrase of "your first priority is to this home" is used as validation. The problem is they use the money (food) primarily for their (the staff and administrators) for their personal use, to feed the Benton's friends, family, and constituants. The womens' daily diet consist of donated bagels/bread, expired milk (of sometimes 2+ weeks or more), and almost daily consumption of bologna or pressed ham sandwiches. However, on Sunday evenings, the woman can sit down together to enjoy up to two peanut butter and jellly sandwiches.

I cannot understand where the money is going because women spend 2 days per week going door-to-door or standing at local stores asking for donations for the home. When in actuality, the home is still using their 2009 fiscal year budget for most needs.

My greatest concern is the home indicating (by its director, Kiyomi) that the home is in need of $250,000.00 (yes, 1/4 of a million dollars) to keep their doors open. My suggestion is that they refrain from 4 day staff meetings at the owners' retirement homes in either/both Colorado and Mexico. Secondly, if they are in desperate need, the owners can take one or two less vacation trips per month. (They avg. one week per month on-site at te home.)

MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOU DONATION DOLLARS ARE GOING.

Pros: A room for women escaping the streets

Cons: Misuse of donations and dollars

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The Walter Hoving Home is a fantastic Christian ministry that helps battered or recovering women get their lives in order and start again. It is run with love and wisdom and helps women find refuge and the tools to start over.

If you are not in need and want to help, this is a great charity to sponsor. They can obviously use money to run their programs. But there are also many ways to creatively help the women involved with the program. Many of them can even use your business suits, so they can interview for jobs.

PROS: Wonderful ministry to women in need of shelter
CONS:

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The Walter Hoving Home is a fantastic Christian ministry that helps battered or recovering women get their lives in order and start again. It is run with love and wisdom and helps women find refuge and the tools to start over.

If you are not in need and want to help, this is a great charity to sponsor. They can obviously use money to run their programs. But there are also many ways to creatively help the women involved with the program. Many of them can even use your business suits, so they can interview for jobs.

PROS: Wonderful ministry to women in need of shelter
CONS:

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