group home


Definition of group home 

: a residence for persons requiring care or supervision

Examples of group home in a Sentence

a group home for young adults with disabilities

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Today, Dave is doing well in a group home, but for years few services were available to help him or support his family. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter,, "Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation is now Peg's Foundation to better honor its founder," 18 Jan. 2018 Grissom, Ward, state officials and officials from The Villages, which operates five group homes home on a 400-acre (162-hectare) site outside Topeka, are set to meet on the issue Wednesday. Fox News, "The Latest: Border Protection halts prosecution referrals," 25 June 2018 Noank Community Support Services is licensed by the state to care for children in a group home setting. Daniela Altimari,, "Judge Rules Separation of Immigrant Children Living in Connecticut From Their Parents Is Unconstitutional," 14 July 2018 The victim reported that two people wearing ski masks had entered the group home without consent and forcibly took property. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Elm Grove Police Department seek woman who it says planned November group home armed robbery," 13 Apr. 2018 The association is also coming to the end of a capital campaign to raise $2.5 million to pay off mortgages on its group home and other housing facilities. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Postponed Summer Solstice 5K in Elgin draws more participants, raises about $50,000, organizers say," 26 June 2018 Most commonly, patients from Western State are discharged to adult family homes or group homes, which are typically located in residential neighborhoods and also can serve people not in the mental-health system. Walker Orenstein, The Seattle Times, "Western State patient releases can be delayed years for lack of outside beds," 20 May 2018 At a family meeting a counselor suggests that William live in a group home for several months. Peter Keough,, "DocTalk: Danger and diversity in the spotlight," 10 May 2018 Besides Jazzercise, this two-time breast cancer survivor brings her own food to the group home and tries to get a full night of rest. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What about the self-care for the caregiver?," 12 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of group home

1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of group home

: a place where people who need special care or attention live together in a group

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Medical Definition of group home 

: a residence for persons (as developmentally disabled individuals or foster children) requiring care, assistance, or supervision

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