Chris Guerrero, 21, with his mother, Marla, at Echoing Hope Ranch, which plans to have enrichment and job training programs. Residents must be at least 18 and be capable of some independence. The nonprofit will have 10 beds, says Marla Guerrero, executive director.
Carmen goes through old pictures with Ryan. He attends special classes at Rincon High, where he can stay until he is 22. Then, "What are we going to do with these big boys who require constant care?" she wonders.