The Break Through Independent Living Center in Georgia was raided by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville Police Department, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, and Georgia Probation in the culmination of an extensive investigation into the home.
The home, which is owned by the House of Joy Church in Thomasville, was the site of countless offenses including sexual assault. The home’s operator, Earnistine Yates was arrested on charges of abuse, neglect, exploitation of disabled persons, false imprisonment, and operating a personal care home without a license. Authorities believe that patients at the home were being locked up and restrained with belts. The case is still under investigation. See full article at WTXL.