In August 2010, JF&CS opened the Yellow House, our first community supported living program for seven young adults with mild developmental disabilities. Almost four years later, JF&CS has 12 community supporting living houses and apartments with 68 residents! Cedar House, the newest addition, opened in Malden on June 15. It is exciting for new residents and their families. However, like all transitions in life, it is bittersweet as well, especially for the residents’ parents. On the eve of the Cedar House opening, Beth, whose son moved into the Cedar House in June, wrote this poem while reflecting on the upcoming changes she was going to experience.
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