Group home's past use as grow-op alarms mother
- April 8, 2008 10:21 AM
- By Enza Uda
Blind, autistic man's family fights to get him moved for his health and safety
The mother of a legally blind, autistic man is worried about his health and wants him out of the B.C. group home he lives in, partly because the house was previously used as a marijuana grow-operation.
"I feel like he is in prison," said Jane Mancinelli. "Every time they drop him off at that house, I feel terribly anxious just to see him go in there."
Jeffrey Mancinelli, 25, was moved into the home in September 2006, with two other disabled adults, by the agency entrusted with his care, the Mainstream Association for Proactive Community Living (MAPCL).