Unless a new CEO and Director are brought in, do NOT send your troubled teen to Shelterwood. The Big Brothers/Sisters are awesome and are the heart and soul of the program, and the teachers at the school are qualified and compassionate, but the counseling team is incompetent and the leadership is totally lacking in authenticity and transparency. One has to wonder if the CEO and Director are driven by greed, putting the desire to make money above the best interests of the teens and parents who have put their trust in them. While the Bigs who are with the teens 24/7 only make $12,000/year, the CEO’s total compensation in 2012 was $170,901 and the Shelterwood Director’s compensation was $99,927. Less than a third of the teens graduate from the program, not surprising due to the young and inexperienced counselors (it is not uncommon for 17 and 18 years old males to be paired with a female counselor in her twenties who has no experience or competence in working with adolescent males); these counselors aren’t competent enough to tell the difference between teens who really make a heart change and those who are just playing the game. Promises made at intake about the level and types of care that will be provided are not kept. Leadership sometimes resorts to unethical scare tactics to get parents to keep their teen at Shelterwood. These are just a few examples of the ethical and clinical problems running rampant at Shelterwood. Please feel free to contact me to get documentation on the information I’ve provided or to get my more in-depth review that was too long to publish. You can reach me at my google email address at loricburgan. Also, please note the Shelterwood is currently running a contest through which they are offering college scholarships to teens writing positive reviews. So keep that in mind when reading any reviews written in May through July 2014.