Helping Hand Center confronts issue of housing aging clients
COUNTRYSIDE – Remembering what it was like dropping off her daughter at college, Marcy Minshall can relate when a mom asks if her son has his favorite granola bars.
Marie Cevelicek’s son, Dennis, is moving away from home for the first time. Dennis Cevelicek, 38, is mentally challenged and a client at Helping Hand, a nonprofit that serves adults and children with disabilities. Last week, he moved into a house in Willow Springs operated by Helping Hand, where he’s living with four other clients.
"I was worried that if something happened to me, what [was] going to happen to Dennis?" Marie Cevelicek said.
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