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Drug Therapist Modifies Urinalysis on Whistleblower
Santa Fe Reporter ^ | April 2011 | Alexa Schirtzinger, Editor

Posted on 06/21/2011 8:17:32 PM PDT by SFNM

Santa Fe New Mexico So Pissed In Brief Alexa Schirtzinger April 27, 2011

On April 13, SFR reported on complaints of mismanagement filed by a resident of Casa Cerrillos, a substance-free housing program run by the St. Elizabeth Shelter Corp. At 3 pm the day the story published, Julia, the resident who filed the complaint, was issued a warning by Casa Cerrillos Program Manager Shea Goodluck-Barnes for failing to follow the proper grievance procedure by sending her complaints directly to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

At 3:30 pm, Julia was given a urinalysis test. At 4:50 pm, she went to The Life Link to have a second test done—just in case.

It was a good call. The following day, Shea Barnes issued Julia a second warning, stating that her urinalysis had “showed positive for Methamphetamines” and demanding that she leave Casa Cerrillos within five days.

But the Life Link test was negative. Julia provided SFR with a copy and, on April 15, hand-delivered a letter to St. Elizabeth Shelter Executive Director Deborah Tang stating her innocence.

To Julia, the actions taken against her only reinforce allegations of dysfunctional leadership at Casa Cerrillos.(HUD spokeswoman Patricia Campbell tells SFR that HUD has looked into Julia’s complaint but could not provide further information before press time.)

Tang says urinalysis tests performed at Casa Cerrillos have,“on occasion,” proved inaccurate. “We are not a professional lab,” Tang says, adding that the test in question wasn’t administered properly. “The whole test was suspect from the very beginning,” Tang says.“It looked like it had been tampered with.”

http://www.sfreporter.com Santa Fe New Mexico Casa of Pain In Brief Alexa Schirtzinger April 13-19, 2011

A resident of Casa Cerrillos, the transitional supporting living program run the the St. Elizabeth Shelter Corp., has lodged a formal complain with the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, containing what one HUD official describes as '"very serious" allegations. In her complaint, Julia, who asked that SFR not use her surname for fear of retaliation, accuses Casa Cerrillos management of "egregious behavior", ranging from donation theft to inappropriate relationships between staff and residents.

Deborah Tang, Executive Director of St. Elizabeth Shelter, says the accusations are unfounded. "Casa Cerrillos has people who have mental illnesses; that's the nature of the program and the people we serve," Tang says. "This happens all the time."

HUD Regulatory Public Affairs officer, Patricia Campbell, says HUD officials will meet with Tang this week to discuss the allegations.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Miscellaneous; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: casacerrillos; deborahtang; drugtesting; fraud; hud; sheabarnessantafe; sheagoodluckbarnes; stelizabethshelter

1 posted on 06/21/2011 8:17:34 PM PDT by SFNM
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To: SFNM

always always protect yourself, get that second opinion.


2 posted on 06/21/2011 8:19:49 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SFNM

Maybe she’d been a thorn in their side before and the test was tampered in an attempt to oust her. Does she have any legal reason she has to be there? She might be happier elsewhere if she has a choice.


3 posted on 06/21/2011 8:23:14 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: SFNM
So how much of our tax $$$ does fedgov give to Casa-whatever each year?
4 posted on 06/21/2011 8:29:03 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SFNM; Admin Moderator
What the??? You signed up today just to post this non-sense?
5 posted on 06/21/2011 8:29:55 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Owl_Eagle; SFNM

I have no problems what so ever with this thread.

Basically it reminds us to get that 2nd opinion.

SFNM, keep plugging away. Glad to have you on board.


6 posted on 06/21/2011 8:39:12 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: SFNM
Domenici: HUD Awards $7.68 Million to N.M. Homeless Organizations  (January 8, 2008)

http://newmexico.realestaterama.com/2008/01/08/domenici-hud-awards-768-million-to-nm-homeless-organizations-ID034.html

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Looks like Casa Cerrillos got $218,000 of that.

7 posted on 06/21/2011 8:43:09 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: SFNM

Interesting article. Do you have any comments of your own to add?


8 posted on 06/21/2011 8:43:30 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: SFNM
From the article: Deborah Tang, Executive Director of St. Elizabeth Shelter, says the accusations are unfounded. "Casa Cerrillos has people who have mental illnesses; that's the nature of the program and the people we serve," Tang says. "This happens all the time."

Sounds like Ms. Tang picked up a few pointers from the Soviets! When faced with accusations automatically assassinate the character of the complainant by making them out to be nutcases.
9 posted on 06/21/2011 9:13:42 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: SFNM

I was just in Santa Fe last week to help my dad move into the retirement condo. I knew I had arrived in SF when I started to see the COEXIST and FREE TIBET bumper stickers.

Is everybody still a liberal there? How’s that Obama thing workin out for everybody there?


10 posted on 06/21/2011 9:44:56 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: SFNM

I’m shocked, simply shocked this could happen at a HUD housing project. We’ve obviously got to give these people more money so they can correct these type of problems!

/s/


11 posted on 06/21/2011 9:58:37 PM PDT by baa39
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To: All

The attempt to “Palinize” her failed.


12 posted on 06/21/2011 10:18:21 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (David Horowitz: "The War on Sarah Palin is really a War on Conservatives.")
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To: SFNM; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

13 posted on 06/22/2011 12:29:32 PM PDT by CedarDave (To NBC G-o-d is a four-letter word.)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Why do you call this non sense ?


14 posted on 06/22/2011 12:48:05 PM PDT by woofie
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