The COVID-19 pandemic presented many of us with challenging decisions, from managing our groceries to caring for vulnerable family members.
Linda Smith made a choice many of us would find hard to imagine. She runs a group home for people with intellectual disabilities. When she and several of her residents tested positive for COVID-19, she took the extraordinary step of choosing to quarantine with them.
The facility is part of Avenues to Independence, a nonprofit in northwest suburban Park Ridge that provides housing to 54 people in 17 group homes.