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Disabled adults and families devastated

55 Homes have already closed in Vancouver Canada. Many more are at risk of closing. All in the name of cost savings. “Shared living” (adult foster care) is not the answer. We need to speak out to advocate for choice in living arrangements for our loved ones.

Lynette Pollard-Elgert remembers the shock she received four weeks ago when she was told that her developmentally disabled daughter, Rory, would soon have to find a new home. The group home in Richmond where Rory had lived for the last 20 years was reportedly going to be shut down due to funding cuts.

“I was shocked. I was speechless,” Pollard-Elgert said.

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