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An Orlando Childrens' Group Home Working Toward State License

Photo from Russell Home's Facebook page.
Photo from Russell Home's Facebook page.

The Russell Home in Orlando is working with the state to get licensed as a group home. The Russell Home is a private non-profit for children who are severely disabled.

Florida’s Agency for Persons with Disabilities said a complaint had been made to the state regarding lack of a current license.

The agency’s Melanie Mory Etters said the Russell Home is working in the right direction.

“There are a lot of enhancements that need to be made to the home to bring it into compliance before we can issue them a license,” said Etters.

Etters said the licensing process likely will take several months. More than 7, 400 people singed a change.org petition to save the Russell Home.

It’s been open since the '50s.