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In Journey Toward Independence, 5 people with Intellectual Disabilities will Move into Group Home

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Next month, five people with intellectual disabilities will move into Miller House, a group home in Falls Church as part of their journeys toward independence. It's the first of its kind in the city, but it's one of 45 homes that the nonprofit CRI has built for people who need the extra help.

Posted: Apr 23, 2019 07:44 PM EDT

Updated: Apr 23, 2019 07:44 PM EDT

By: Rebecca Burnett

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Next month, five people with intellectual disabilities will move into Miller House, a group home in Falls Church as part of their journeys toward independence.

It's the first of its kind in the city, but it's one of 45 homes that the nonprofit CRi has built for people who need the extra help.

Four of its residents will have 24-hour care, while one of the residents will have a level to themselves with minimal care. 

"We received permission from the City of Falls Church and the state," said Arthur Ginsperg, president and CEO of CRi. CRi is a nonprofit, human service provider supporting people with intellectual, developmental, and mental health issues in Maryland and Virginia. 

While the move is a big step for the residents, it's also peace of mind for their caretakers. Dennis Findley's son will move into the Miller House next month.

"As all of us aging parents know, we're not going to be here forever and so one of our jobs -- one of our missions as advocates -- is to secure their lives moving forward as we age and become older," said Findley.

CRi plans to build its next home in Arlington next month.

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