SS has, in the past, received referrals
regarding neglect of these two children, ages 5 and 8. The Agency has
substantiated past referrals and determined the parents weren’t providing for
the needs of the children. As a result of earlier actions, the parents are
currently on probation for child endangering.
The Agency has found the following current circumstances putting the
children at risk: Parents have a history of chronic housing instability
including numerous evictions and substandard, unsanitary living conditions.
Children and parents are currently residing in a single motel room. The motel
manager reports the room is “filthy” and the plumbing is backed up.
The children have missed numerous days of school and aren’t receiving
appropriate care or adequate nutrition. SS worker observed the childrens
behavior was seemingly uncontrolled and they were difficult to manage. Both
children show mild developmental delays and routine medical care hasn’t been