Post by Donna Whitman
We've already established that it's St. Paul's Home. You're correct
though that it's no longer just for girls. That changed in 1982. You
will find an excellent explanation of its mandate in this document. It's
actually now run by the same people that run Phoenix House.
If it's the place I'm thinking of (near Fenwick), I knew a girl who lived
there. She didn't have much good to say about the place! She had serious
anxiety problems as a result of a very unstable home, and they didn't seem
to have the experience or understanding to deal with that... They
repeatedly accused her of faking it...
Later in her life, she attended Dal. One day, she saw the guy who'd run
the place when she lived there -- the guy with the highest credentials and
the most control over residents. She said, "You must be getting your PhD,
are ya?" Nope. He was getting his *bachelor's*!
A few years later, she and several other students were invited to speak
about their experiences there. She pulled no punches. These days, IIRC,
anyone who works there must have a degree (what a novel idea ;)