Potential group home restriction in Columbus harmful

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To the editor:

What is a disability?

Who are the disabled?

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These are questions that we here at Synergy In Action deal with on a daily basis. There are many answers to those questions; there are technical and medical answers, theoretical answers, theological answers and the answers that lie in the deep-seated beliefs of all of us. For the staff and families served by Synergy In Action Inc., a disability is an opportunity to help, and a disabled person is someone who needs a little extra help.

If you apply that definition in everyday life, then aren’t we all disabled sometimes?

Synergy In Action, Inc. has provided extra help to the disabled in Polk and Rutherford counties for 10 years.

We provide housing for those that need it, as well as in-home assistance for people living alone or with family. In that respect, Synergy In Action Inc. may be helping in your neighborhood right now.

The purpose of our services and group homes is to allow individuals with disabilities to maintain housing that is safe, clean and healthy while they get the help they need. There is no citizen in Polk County that deserves less than these standards. The residents of Synergy In Action Inc. go through a screening process to ensure that they are a good fit for the home as well as for the county.