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Group home in Dearborn suddenly closes down

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Posted at 4:47 AM, Jul 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 04:57:05-04

DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) — A group home in Dearborn abruptly closed down, leaving those depending on care without help.

The notice went up on the door Tuesday morning, and since then people living there have had to look for another place to stay.

According to 7 Action News reporter Ali Hoxie, the home is temporarily shut down and must be inspected before it can re-open.

It's unclear why the home closed but in a note from the inspector left on the front door says the home cannot be occupied. The home is not listed on Michigan's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs as having a license.

A spokesperson told 7 Action News all group homes need a license to operate depending on the services they provide.

A follow-up inspection for the home is scheduled for July 15.

We spoke with a man whose mother was inside the home – she was forced to find another place to stay with family. He says they've tried talking to the owner about the issues in the past.

"She had an issue with being left alone and sometimes she would be left alone to care for the other patients. He assured us everything was OK, he just had to step out for a second," said Mr. Kirk, whose mother was put out of the group home.

7 Action News has reached out to Dearborn Police for information about the group home closing.

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