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Some Unhappy with Indiana’s Group Home Closures

CROWN POINT, Ind. (WOWO): Some northwestern Indiana residents are questioning a state agency's actions in moving disabled people from almost two dozen recently shuttered group homes.

Twenty-two supervised group homes operated by The Arc of Northwest Indiana that housed 90 disabled residents were closed by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration on October 3 due to health and safety issues.

Louise Anderson says no one told her about plans to move her 27-year-old grandson out of a Crown Point group home to Indianapolis and that she wishes there had been more of an effort made to place residents locally.

FSSA spokesman Jim Gavin said the agency tried to arrange for the residents to stay near families when possible but prioritized a client's immediate health and safety over anything else.

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