Saturday, October 13, 2018
Lawsuit filed over rowdy group home
Recording from their living room window, the Wlodys say they’re fed up with their neighbors. Right next door, sharing a wall with the Wlody’s in Howard Beach, is a group home for developmentally disabled adults, run by Birch Family Services.
Since 2013, the Wlodys say their home, once a sanctuary, turned to hell. They say thousands of photos and videos they’ve recorded themselves illustrate what occurs almost daily.
“It’s upsetting. It’s also traumatizing. The thuds, the crashes and the screaming that carries on for the longest time,” said Corinne Wlody.
The Wlodys say they have witnessed staff at the group home use abusive language and exhibit near violent behavior.
They say they’re concerned for the vulnerable residents and want the public and the families of the residents to know what is really happening behind closed doors.