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Our Neighbor, Inc. opens 2 more homes to help the disabled find a means of independent living
Aaron Allen, left, and Armando Becerra walk down the handicap ramp in front of one of the new Our Neighbor houses in Gainesville. The nonprofit for the disabled has brought the total number of independent living houses to five. - photo by Tom Reed
When you’re sitting at home and feel a hunger pang in your stomach, chances are you head to the kitchen, grab a snack and return to your seat. No big deal if you’re able-bodied. But for people with disabilities, such a routine task can be a serious obstacle, one of many reasons many believe they can never live on their own without assistance.