A ‘healing’ place in suburbia
Advocate shows group homes can be good neighbors
BY SUSAN K. LIVIO
The legal opinions protecting the state’s right to open a group home for abused and emotionally disturbed kids are so voluminous they could wallpaper the interior of the nearly 3,000-square-foot colonial in Bridgewater that 18-year-old Jerrald Pichon calls home.
But that doesn’t mean the college freshman and his housemates at the My Place group home believe they aren’t seen as “wild kids running around,” he said. Pichon keeps his interaction with neighbors to a wave and says little about his living arrangements to co-workers and fellow students…