INSIGHT - HELLISH CONDITIONS FOR RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AT HOWARD BEACH GROUP HOME, SELMA BLAIR REVEALS MS DIAGNOSIS AND MORE
A wall separates Jack and Corrine Wlody from the neighboring Birch Family Services group home for adults with intellectual disabilities though the screams and yells, crashes, thuds and bangs inside the group home combined with the oppressive actions by the direct support providers witnessed outside the home prove and demonstrate what many neighbors fear is happening inside this home - mistreatment of one of the populations most vulnerable. PIX 11 TV NY, The NY Post and the Queens Chronicle all have done stories covering the atrocities captured on video by Jack and Corrine who have been communicating with the owner of the group home, Birch Family Services with simple request for years including better sound reinforcement between the two dwellings and common courtesy in an uncommon scenario for a group home to reside in an environment where resident privacy and HIPAA laws are jeopardized. The Wlody’s are fervently litigating against Birch Family Services so residents can experience the humane treatment they are entitled to by law and more.
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