The only thing the previous reviewer got right was there isn't enough funding... St. Joe's has a lot of great programs for kids from broken & abusive homes. They DO have Nintendo games - I personally have raised money at my workplace to donate various video games, board games, etc. They have a pool table, air hockey, indoor basketball pop-a-shot game... And when we raise money for the kids Christmas wish lists, yes some kids ask for clothes, coats, socks, shoes... because more people need to GIVE rather than bashing a place that is working to improve children's lives.
The kids are not treated like prisoners. Yes, the teachers and social workers seem strict but that's because most of the children have various behavioral and psychological issues - if you give an inch, they'll take a mile. Things can get out of hand very quickly and the kids reactions are often different than you might be used to.
Very few children actually live at the Orphanage - those that do are limited to 30 days at a time and are being treated for severe mental issues. The rest of the kids being helped by this wonderful establishment are there to attend school or after school programs.
Maybe people should first seek to understand... and then try to become part of the solution rather than making rash judgements.
Thank you to anyone who takes the time to read this.