“The scales of justice should be equal for everyone”
In the meantime I wanted more information about Andrea Dixon and Faith Builders.Thursday, August 8, 2013, I contacted via email Senator Michael O’Donnell, and Rep. Jim Wardabout letters written and sent to Director Susan Fout and Secretary Phyllis Gilmore on May 22,2013, on information which I was seeking on another matter and had yet to hear from them. Ialso expressed my concerns about Andrea Dixon and Faith Builders. Senator O’Donnell emailedme back and stated that he had spoken to the Secretary and requested that I be provided theinformation that I had requested.Thursday, August 22, 2013, I received a phone call from Director of DCCCA Jeanette Owens. I wanted to know who Faith Builders were and how long had they been in existence, what agency are they accountable to and how many children had been reintegrated back into the home sincetheir existence. Director Owens stated that Faith Builders started in 2005, and that they hadreceived their 501 c3 in 2012. Director Owens stated that Faith Builders was accountable to various agencies. And, I wanted to know which agencies. She wouldn’t tell me which agenciesFaith Builders was accountable too. Director Owens told me how good and helpful FaithBuilders has been to families in replacing items in making a fresh start. I wanted her to be morespecific about those items and did she have records of what Faith Builders had done. DirectorOwens stated that she would talk with Andrea Dixon about providing me Faith Builders annualreport and that she did not see a problem with Andrea Dixon getting the report to me. At the endof our telephone conversation, I truly believe that my concerns would be answered somewhat.On Friday, August 23, 2013, I decided to email Director Owens some questions to answer.
I would like to know who Faith Builders' is accountable to. Based on my conversation with you, it was stated that Faith Builders is accountable to quite a few agencies. My question to you is who are these agencies? It is DCCCA, DCF, who?
I want to know also how many children have been reintegrated back into the home sinceFaith Builders became a non-profit or for profit org in 2012.
I would like some of the information that you gave me about what Faith Builders havedone in helping people with articles and items to help them setup residence since FaithBuilders was organized in 2005.Monday, August 26, 2013, Director Owens called me and stated that Andrea Dixon would notrelease Faith Builders annual report to me, because she said I was mad at her. I stated toDirector Owens that people will interpret someone’s statement based on what and how it suitsthem. I stated that Andrea Dixon should not get it twisted that when I talked to her at the August 19, 2013, hearing it was out of concern about her organization Faith Builders not out of anger. Director Owens did not offer to answer the questions sent to her on the 23th, nor has sheresponded in writing about my questions to this date. Wednesday, August 28, 2013, I received a phone call from Deputy Director Brian Dempsey (PPSDeputy Director) as a follow up for Secretary Phyllis Gilmore. During our conversation Idiscussed with Deputy Dempsey my concerns about Andrea Dixon and her organizationsnegative input on where children of color are being placed in foster care and adoptions. Basedon my questions about Faith Builders, Deputy Dempsey stated that:
DCF does not overseeFaith Builders;
DCF does not license or regulate Faith Builders;
. KDHD does all licensingfor foster care homes;
Faith Builders is a non-profit organization, not a placement agency for