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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The ministry operates nondenominational churches and group homes in the United States and Mexico. Wire Service, The Mercury News, "California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless," 10 Sep. 2019 The ministry operates nondenominational churches and group homes in the United States and Mexico. Amanda Watts, CNN, "California church leaders charged with forced labor of homeless, US attorney says," 10 Sep. 2019 San Francisco now spends, on average, $374,000 per year to keep a young person in juvenile hall and more than $100,000 for a group home. Jen Thomas,, "Bay Briefing: Feeling at home while at school," 26 July 2019 In 2004, a Florida appeals court panel ruled that Gov. Jeb Bush could not appoint a guardian for the fetus of a developmentally disabled woman who had been raped and impregnated by a staff member at a state-run group home in Orlando. Deneen L. Brown, Washington Post, "Can the ‘immortal cells’ of Henrietta Lacks sue for their own rights?," 25 June 2018 Investigators believe the home might have been operating as a group home, but East Cleveland’s building department does not have records indicating that, Gardner said previously. Kaylee Remington,, "Bond set at $200K for man accused of putting woman in freezer in East Cleveland," 22 Aug. 2019 Carpe Diem owns some of the group homes that Alternative Services-Oregon runs. Brad Schmidt,, "Oregon Department of Justice broadens review of nonprofit for adults with developmental disabilities," 2 Aug. 2019 The residents in the state’s far-flung network of more than 1,000 group homes are particularly dependent on their caregivers. Benjamin Weiser, New York Times, "Residents Cowered While Workers at a Group Home Smacked and Pushed Them," 9 June 2019 Video from two different angles in the group home showed the mentally disabled woman being beaten by the four caretakers, police said. Doha Madani, NBC News, "Shocking video shows alleged attack on mentally disabled woman by group home staff," 27 Aug. 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of group home

US : 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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