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Northeast Times | October 26, 2021

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Petition Filed to Stop Operations at Unlicensed Assisted Living Facility

Petition Filed to Stop Operations at Unlicensed Assisted Living Facility

The Texas Attorney General’s Office today announced that it had obtained a request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) Injunction against both Zoe’s Safe Place and owner Tommie Yvette McKinney for operating an unlicensed assisted living facility located at 8007 Burnet Road.

The TRO Request was filed after a referral from the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS), which surveyed the facility from August 18-21 following complaints. The Austin Police Department was also frequently called to the facility due to reports of violence and other issues.

 “The diligent work of DADS protects and supports the elderly and disabled of Texas, and I commend the investigators who dedicate themselves to safeguarding some of our most vulnerable,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Thanks to their hard work in this case, we were able to take appropriate legal action and seek justice against those who continue to threaten the health and safety of our loved ones.”

In the request, the Texas Attorney General’s Office alleges that Zoe’s Safe Place and its founder have violated the Texas Health & Safety Code. DADS determined that there is a need for an immediate temporary restraining order because the defendants were operating an unlicensed assisted living facility, presenting an immediate threat to the health and safety of the facility’s residents.

 

To view a copy of the TRO, click here: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/images/2015/POP_TRO.pdf

To view a copy of the writ, click here: https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/files/epress/images/2015/Writ.pdf