Welcome to the New Horizons Youth Ministries Alumni website
Students bailing water out of Huyck House trash pit.
This site was created to inform parents and the general public about the reform school corporation, which includes:
- Escuela Caribe (located in the Dominican Republic)
- Mountain View Academy (Dominican Republic)
- New Horizons Academy (Marion, Indiana)
- Missanabie Woods Academy (rural Canada)
We are a group of former students who have reconnected through the Internet and wish to share our collective experience at New Horizons. We range in age from our 20s to our 50s, and attended "The Program" between the late-1970s and the late-2000s, when NHYM shut down.
New Horizons Youth Ministries Inc. purported to help adolescents through "Christian milieu therapy" but in fact did more harm than good. Most of our complaints center on Escuela Caribe, the boot camp located in the Dominican Republic, where we witnessed and experienced physical and emotional abuse, were subjected to young, untrained staff, and had our communication home monitored to keep us from divulging the truth to our families.
Feel free to browse the site and e-mail us with questions. If you're an alum, we'd love to hear from you.