Have you talked to your state licensing agency yet? That would be the place to start. In order to start and operate a group home (or any kind of healthcare service), you will have to meet the regulations and requirements necessary for you to get a state license to operate. The agency is called something different in every state
, but it's usually a division of your state Dept. of Health and Human Services (or whatever that's
called in your state
If you contact them, they can provide the applicable rules/regs and discuss with you what steps you'll have to take to get licensed. Best wishes.