We confirmed reports Thursday that a home on Ridge Road in Centralia that has been converted into a community integrated living arrangement home, or CILA home, is just doors away from a registered sexual predator. However, our research indicates that such proximity is not a consideration when locating a CILA home, and is not part of the home selection criteria.
The home made headlines earlier this summer when its roof began leaking just days after its first developmentally disabled residents had transferred from the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia.
The Ridge Road neighbors are keeping a close eye on the house, even snapping photos of the care takers taking smoke breaks right outside the back door of the house.
Owned and operated by C.A.I.L., part of the ResCare group, the Ridge Road house is the second of two CILA homes in Centralia, the first being located on Greenview Road.
That home has also faced public scrutiny, first by being found unfit for placement when its residents were first brought from the Murray Center.
After renovations allowed for the two male residents to be placed in the home, it again made headlines when a solitary care taker called 9-1-1 after the two residents began fighting and the employee found she was not strong enough to separate the two men. One of the residents was ultimately hospitalized for injuries he suffered during the altercation.
Now it appears a third home will be opening soon at Holiday Terrace and Highway 161. Just a block from the Ridge Road CILA home, the third location appears to be directly on the highway.
We will reached out to the Department of Human Services for comment on our latest discoveries, but they did not respond before press time.