Thousands of poor South Carolinians with disabilities continue to live in grossly inadequate conditions in community residential care facilities (CRCFs) across the state.
On April 9, 2013 Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc. (P&A) released Still…No Place to Call Home, an update of its 2009 report, No Place to Call Home. The new report documents conditions at 14 CRCFs across the state. The report’s findings reveal continued lack of oversight of facilities that are dirty, provide inadequate food, do not administer medications correctly, violate residents’ rights, and do not provide protection from potential harm.
We urge you to review this report carefully and to act on its recommendations to ensure the State is making the best use of the funds appropriated to provide a safe home of South Carolinians with disabilities. Like other South Carolinians, people with disabilities have every right to have a place to call home.