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
Recent Examples on the Web The 20-page ruling stemmed from a lawsuit filed by West Palm Beach residents Peter and Galina Haver, who believed that a neighbor, Miriam Galan, was running a group home in violation of the city’s zoning code., 30 Sep. 2021 On July 1, 2009, a woman arrived at Ward 43-D after being expelled from her group home for beating another resident. Meg Kissinger And Steve Schultze, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Nearly 1,000 union workers across the industry in Connecticut have signed new contracts with their group home and day program agencies. Rebecca Lurye,, 12 Oct. 2021 The building at 628 Shotwell St. was a small group home that cared for the elderly for more than two decades until a fire gutted and closed it. Mallory Moench, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Sep. 2021 But the trip wound up an expensive failure, with Rob expelled from a group home, then twice sent by police to mental hospitals, before Debbie went back to bring him home., 1 Sep. 2021 County officials won't identify the group home or its location, and it was not identified in federal records. Meg Kissinger And Steve Schultze, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Lutheran Child & Family Services got the idea to create permanent housing for young adults who grew up in foster care after operating a group home called Trinity House for 15 years. Alexandria Burris, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2021 Fairfax County police have identified a 14-year veteran as the officer who shot a woman who allegedly threatened officers with a knife during a call at a Springfield group home earlier this month. Washington Post, 29 July 2021

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First Known Use of group home

1967, in the meaning defined above

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19 Nov 2021

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“Group home.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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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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