Roberto, his sister and ten other individuals came to Evergreen after the institution they were living in was shut down.
Because of their disabilities, these individuals were not able to tell us about what they experienced at the institution. But to our Evergreen team, it was obvious right away that they had experienced terrible things.
Roberto and the other were not used to eating regularly. For months, our staff would find that they hoarded food. They would fill their beds with scraps they took from the garbage or took out of the freezer. The food would expire and start to smell, but these individuals would protect their decaying heaps of food as if they were pots of gold. It took Evergreen’s staff months of love and patience to help them understand that they would never miss a meal again.of documented cases in which staff neglected, beat and even killed residents. Because of his disability, Roberto will never be able to tell us what he endured while at the institution