We are Jeff and Elsie Golin, devoted parents of Nancy Golin, our beautiful, happy, sweet autistic adult daughter. Like many families, we decided when she was 2 that we would raise her at home with us and protect her, instead of following a doctor’s suggestion that we institutionalize her. We raised her in safety and love since she was born and have enjoyed many happy times with her. She is now 44 years old.
In 2001, when she was 31, she was kidnapped by the Palo Alto police under color of law after she innocently wandered away from us. We immediately reported her missing and searched for her. The cops quickly found her but held her all night without disclosing it, pretending that she was still missing, and claiming it was somehow our fault. The nightmare escalated, after she was briefly returned to us for an hour. She was then inappropriately sent to a dangerous psych ward. We tried to get her back, but were attacked. Since then she was illegally sent to a group home and forced to live there exclusively with other developmentally disabled people. They trampled on our rights and we sued. She has been violated, drugged, maimed and injured. We miss her every day and cry for her return. We have a home waiting for her and the taxpayers do not have to pay for it.
Nancy has been denied the right to live at home by the San Andreas Regional Center for the past 14 years. They won’t listen. They limit our contacts with her. We have never stopped fighting for her return. Nancy wants desperately to be home with us. She has indicated to us and everyone in every way she can that she only wants to return to our love, comfort and safety, which she faithfully trusts. She is sad and lonely where she is.
Returning home to us is Nancy’s most cherished wish in life. We desperately want to grant her that wish.
Bring Nancy Home