Remember back when the closing of Greene Valley Development Center was announced, the last institution in Tennessee? It was all over the media and many people were extremely concerned as to what would happen to the folks who still resided there. So what happened to them, where are they? Well….. one very amazing gentlemen, Joey, was welcomed by Dawn of Hope in Johnson City!
It all started in December 2014 when Joey and his conservator decided he would like to transition to Dawn of Hope. This was not his first experience with Dawn of Hope. Joey had been part of the education program until he was 13 years old. However, once the public school system began offering special education classes Dawn of Hope transitioned to serving adults only. Joey’s needs were so extensive he couldn’t attend the school system programs…….