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Blog 1 | Where it all Began





Peace of Heart Community Home (a soon built residential home for young women in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL) was conceived after many years of deep soul-searching. My husband, Howard Groshell, and I had seen firsthand the benefits of our daughter Gentry (now 20) living in a group home with other young women with autism. Something changed though, with her behavior largely contained by behavior strategies and a high staff to resident ratio, she was missing a program with "heart". No attempts were being made to integrate her or her peers into the community, provide alternate communication strategies or access to...