Home Sweet Home


During a routine monitoring visit, CLOP Ombudsman Christy Cormier found one of her former group home residents had returned to the group home.  Two years prior, Christy found she was removed from the Request for Services Registry in error and worked with the local LGE to have her offer reissued. Tammy accepted the New Opportunities Waiver and moved into her own apartment in October of 2016.  Tammy elected to have a feeding tube placed due to some challenges with swallowing and choking and was told she would have to move back into a group home.  She felt like she had no other option and chose her health over living in her own apartment with supports.

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The Advocacy Center of Louisiana's draft 2017-18 plan is now available for public comment until December 30, 2017. Click here to download the plan

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  • By mail to the Advocacy Center of Louisiana, Attn: Public Comment, 8325 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA 70118

An Independent Life

M.M. was a resident in a group home in Lafayette. She was admitted to the group home when her Mom's home caught fire and the family home became a camper where she, her brother, and mother all lived.