Frozen Highways Trapped Some of Atlanta’s Most Vulnerable People

January 29, 2014 at 8:00 am

Seven Clients of a Cerebral Palsy Group Were Stuck in the Storm

By Valerie Bauerlein, The Wall Street Journal

Armed with only a few mini-bottles of water and a bag of candy kisses in her purse, wellness coordinator Vontana Atkins waited out the storm with her clients—five men with developmental disabilities—for more than 20 hours.

Seven clients of the United Cerebral Palsy of Georgia day program were stuck overnight in the storm, including two men in a car with the executive director and five men in a van with Ms. Atkins. They were trying to get from the organization’s day program in the northeastern part of the city back to a group home about 30 miles northwest in Marietta when the roads snarled.

Read the full article on The Wall Street Journal website.