If you live in a group home, how do you get treated there? Have you ever been treated poorly? How do you get along with your roommates? How did you find a place to live at?
Well you got to be able to fend for yourself. Stick up for yourself. Be strong. I lived in a Group home when I was younger like 22 or 23 for a couple months and everyone tried to feed into my delusions and make me more ill and mess with me. The older people only the bitter people, just make sure you break the cycle that older people who suffered were messed with by their elders, it’s a cycle that needs to be broken. It happens in psych wards too.
Hard to find a nice place.
Lake Francis, the assisted living center where I live is pretty good. You get treated pretty well here. There are about forty residents here. A lot of people are coming and going here, so sometimes you can get some bad elements here, but no one is too dangerous. For the most part people get along well here.
I used to live in a group home, I think that’s what it’s called anyways. It was very nice.
It wad hard at first, being around so many people who were not well, and having to realise that I was one of them.
But it taught me a lot about how to deal with life and my illness, and I slowly learnt to manage my symptoms and make meaningful connections, until I was finally well enough to live on my own again
I have a bad taste in my mouth for group homes because my only child died in one.
I belonged to one, but recently no longer live there.
It was a nice house, and my two room mates were friendly but extremely private and Antisocial.
I am back living with both of my parents full time.
Hey wave what happened?
@Skinnyme1 what on Earth happened? I’m so sorry that happened!
I lived in a group home when i was in my mid 20s and it was not to bad. There were about 10 of us in the house with different diagnosis mostly schizophrenic. I was there for about a year and had no problems other than the fact u couldn’t leave food/drinks in the community kitchen because it would get stolen.
We have three major rules in our house, No being in someone’s room without their permission, no stealing, and no hitting. They are obeyed pretty well so there is relative security here.
I lived in one from 1990-95. It wasn’t terrible. Wasn’t much to do there. I was employed the whole time I was there except for one month. I also enrolled myself in college and I took one or two classes a semester the whole time I was there. It was men only and there were usually around 13-14 people living there. I wasn’t part of the main crowd but I made one friend and that was enough. I ended up knowing him for seven years, even after we both left the place and got our own living situations.
I think the most of the young 20-25 year old’s were drinking and doing drugs but when I moved in I had just gotten clean and sober so it was good I didn’t hang around those guys anyways.The owners treated us OK. If you didn’t cause trouble you were left alone and the owners didn’t bother you. But like I said, some people were on drugs and drank and people who get high are at risk of doing stupid things and causing trouble.
My roommate was cool I thought but looking back he probably didn’t have a high opinion of me but we got along.
I decided that I no longer wanted to live there.
It wasn’t what I expected.
My roommates were just too Antisocial.
I lived in one for a few months and hated it. It just made me anxious all the time being around the people there, and I wasn’t very good at keeping on top of all the necessary things like shopping.
So I moved back in with my parents a while back
I lived in a room and board, which is a step down from a group home. Lots of bed bugs. Did not enjoy it. In fact, I’m unhappy at most places I go. A group home or living in a hospital would be a worst nightmare. I guess it’s good for some people because some families suck. I guess it’s better than being homeless. The best for me would be having my own place.