In recent years, the reflex opposition to any proposed group home has become uncomfortably commonplace. It seems no arguments of reason or compassion will convince some residents that the presence among them of a small "family" of challenged individuals poses no threat to their loved ones or property values.
The recent tragic accident on the I-190focused attention on three residents of such a group home. Who could read the heart-rending description of their last days, their relationships, their jobs and activities and feel threatened by these good and gentle people? Whose life could be anything but enhanced by association with people such as these?
Perhaps this would be a good time for thedecent and fair-minded people of Lancaster to rethink their opposition to the proposed United Cerebral Palsy Association group home.
PATRICIA PRUCNAL West Falls