Group home residents sue to avoid hospital

WILSON — Advocates for two Wilson group home residents have filed a federal lawsuit against the area’s mental health agency and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services to maintain funding that allowed the residents to live in their own apartments with 24-hour assistance.

The residents, identified in the suit as Marlo M. and Durwood W., are represented by attorneys with the Disability Rights North Carolina office in Raleigh. The two reside in a group home. Story continues here ➤