Interim Care Facilities

Interim Care Facilities were privately-owned facilities, lisenced and funded by the state. Interim care facilities were meant to be temporary residences while State Institutions and Group Homes were full. Following the death of Louis Novak and the closing of Ridge View Center, PARC began visiting and investigating interim care facilities. These small facilities ranged from plesant-enough residences to "snake pits", and some were synonymous with abuse and death. Due to their size, interim care facilities were much easier to close and disperse than the State Institutions, and PARC played a role in getting many of the worst shut down.