(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–The operator of non-profit foster care group homes in Las Vegas has adamantly denied allegations of neglect and abuse at the homes that were aired publicly by Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores.
Eagle Quest’s operations manager Dave Doyle tells KXNT that his organization is not under investigation and has not been the target of complaints pertaining to claims made by child advocates and parents to Flores.
“Miss Flores was highly irresponsible in her remarks, and uneducated in her comments about foster care, especially at Eagle Quest”, said Doyle. “I was quite shocked, and quite offended because we have made tremendous strides of improvement over the past couple of years to become one of the premiere providers.”
Flores said she heard complaints of inappropriate touching, alcohol and tobacco abuse, and the neglect of the medical and dietary needs of some of the group home clients. Flores said she was surprised to be told when she contacted the county to conduct an investigation that an investigation was already underway.
Flores specifically mentioned Eagle Quest and A Brighter Day group homes in detailing the complaints she had heard.
In a statement to KXNT, a spokesman for Clark County said “We cannot comment on the status of any investigation or incidents involving A Brighter Day. We can confirm there are no open investigations or complaints involving any Eagle Quest group home.”
Doyle tells KXNT he has been told the source of the allegations is “a person who had a contract with Clark County, which lost the contract and had issues with the other provider mentioned”, referring to A Brighter Day.