I'm writing this because something has to be done, someone has to stop this man from preying on the weak and vulnerable, and using God as a cover to earn a quick buck! His name is Robert Flores aka Pastor Robet. He is no pastor nor is he an addiction specialist.. He has no background in the Medical field but he hands out meds to the rehab students without taking blood pressures, checking heart rates and other key factors before handing students meds.
Ok so I'm getting ahead of myself my brother was a student here twice. The 1st time my mom met "Pastor" Robert he was in the court house preying on family's, so he went to my mom and said he could get my brother out of jail. He seen that my mom had money or "looked" like money. He told her to come by his office to go over the details. He said he could get my brother out for a $1800.00 bed hold and $1500.00 a month for 1 year and we was desperate to get my brother clean and sober and most importantly HOME! So my mom agreed, at this point we would've done anything! But "Pastor" Robert made everything sounds so wonderful and faith based and has a great success rate like 98% rate or something. All of the students thrive and do well when they get out in the real world. Almost to good to be true right RIGHT!
So my mom went thru with everything, they got him out and to Rightway. The 1st thing he had to do under the control of "Pastor" Robert was apply for food stamps. When the food stamp card came "Pastor" Robert took it and locked it up. My brother wasn't able to use this himself. My brother was on meds and "Pastor" Robert also took these and locked them up. When it was time for meds to be passed no nurse, or Psychiatrist, or trained medical personnel came to give them out. "Pastor" Robert or another so called pastor came in and handed them out. Peoples pain meds came up messing or short every month but the only person with the locked key/combo for the safe was you guessed it "Pastor" Robert!
The students had to cook, clean, work to earn a bed, but remember families are paying $1500.00 for them to stay here. Even at jail if you have a job then you earn something not here.
So now let's go over what $1500.00 gets you. You get a bunk bed in a room no bigger the a jail cell, you live out of a suit case or laundry basket. No lock box for your personal belongings so your personal stuff can and will get stolen. You have to apply for food stamps and don't keep the card. The living quarters have rodents and rats. They also have to get jobs and turn a % over to "Pastor" Robert. And if they cant meet the money he wants, he has the power to send you back to jail/prison. He'll hold it over the students heads and they will walk on eggshells, so he won't throw them back into jail/prison.
He uses God in the community to get food/money donations from anyone that'll listen.
Students are still getting high or drunk and having people bring them drugs to the rehab. But we didn't see this all at 1st.
So my brother finished the 1st year out (with my moms money). They moved my "brother's" camper on the back part of the property "Pastor" Robert said this would be good for him and he can keep a close eye on him blah blah blah so we did. So "Pastor" Robert hooked my brother up with a girl. Well this girl and my brother got into a argument one night and cops got call and "Pastor" Robert sent him back to jail. Which wasn't hard because of his past prior's.
This is where the 2nd time comes in. Again he tells my mom he can get him out with the $1800.00 bed hold and the $1500.00 month. My mom said no I'm not able to pay this again. So "Pastor" Robert said since you cant pay I'll take the camper for his whole tuition. Hell be paid in full and that'll be that. But he wouldn't get him out without some money or something if you cant pay you cant stay! So mom signed over the camper to "Pastor" Robert they put my brother back in rightway. So after almost a month of being there he started hounding my brother about paying money and he needs to come up with the $1500.00 from here on out. So now that he was working not only was child support coming out he has court fees now "Pastor" Robert wants a % and "Pastor" Robert his has to come out 1st. "Pastor" Robert went over this with me as well and when I asked like what happens if he gives you what your asking and he cant pay his child support or court fees and he goes back to jail "Pastor" Robert just said he cant stay here for free he has a long list of people wanting a bed. Like really I couldn't believe that he said that to me! "Pastor" Robert will break HIPAA laws in order to scam money out of families all students are required to sign a HIPAA paper when they get signed in. "Pastor" Robert called me into the office told me my brother got into trouble and what he did he told me his medical info (I wasnt on the list to give info to) then proceeded to tell me that my brother was unable to work for 3 months and that me and my family needed to come up with their $1500 a month to tuition if I got 5 family members to come up with a certain amount it would be no problem. I told him I couldn't I'm a single mom with kids to take care of, but he didn't even seem to care all he wanted was the money.
Another time a students family member bashed Rightway on Facebook so "Pastor" Robert took everyone's phones and would not give them back til everyone agreed to wright on Facebook a good review.
I have so much more to say but I would rather go over it on the phone or in person. I have other people that will collaborate my story.
Also Google the name Robert Flores in Tennessee and see the scams he ran in Tennessee
Thanks so much