At the Northeast EPIC Stakeholders meeting on July 26th, Councilwoman Maria D. Quiñones-Sanchez announced that a Town hall meeting will be held in September (date and time to be announced) to address the issue of recovery homes in Frankford. The Commissioner of L&I will also attend with some state representatives to discuss:
- What has been done about the problem to date
- What needs to be done from this point on into the future
- Other steps that need to be taken
Councilwoman Sanchez restated that there is a moratorium on these facilities in Frankford. You can see the entire 11 minute talk at this link. We’ll pass along the details of the meeting when they become available.
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‘Recovery Homes’, a title that does not actually exist. We are to refer to them as boarding homes; as if we didn’t know what they really are. What is most obvious to me, and what no one seems to want to point out, is that it is common knowledge that they do not work just by the simple fact that there are so many. The owners claim there is a need for more and more of them; translation: they don’t really help addicts. If these places helped people recover then we would at some point see a reduction in their numbers, but we haven’t. It seems everyone is focusing all these resources and capital on a problem that would not exist if these same resources were spent on the real problem; the open air drug market that is allowed to exist in Frankford. Eliminate the real problem and your recovery houses will go away on their own. It should also be pointed out that some of the groups claiming to help this neighborhood are funded, and governed, by some of the very businesses that are systematically destroying this neighborhood. This hypocrisy needs to stop immediately, only then can these groups honestly say they are working to help the residents of Frankford.
nw resident states: “It should also be pointed out that some of the groups claiming to help this neighborhood are funded, and governed, by some of the very businesses that are systematically destroying this neighborhood. This hypocrisy needs to stop immediately, only then can these groups honestly say they are working to help the residents of Frankford”.
If you or anyone has any factual knowledge of any group or any individuals within a group that are guilty of undermining the best interest of Frankford, you should name the organization and the individuals. Your right – the hypocrisy does need to stop. The only way to stop the hypocrisy is to confront those involved.
Board of Directors Frankford CDC
Marie DeLany, President – Overington House, Inc.
Michael O’Brien,Vice President-Resident Terence McSherry, Treasurer – Northeast Treatment Centers REALLY?????
The Frankford CDC officers’ represent a direction Frankford wants to move away from. In addition, all three of their staff personnel, to the best of my knowledge, live outside of Frankford. They also do a lot of self-promoting. Who are they trying to convince, the people of Frankford or the Government agencies that award grant money?
Drug treatment centers, half-way houses, recovery houses and boarding homes do not encourage people to buy homes or to establish a business here in Frankford. Marie DeLany and Terence McSherry were two of the pioneers of the drug treatment centers and half-way houses here in Frankford. With 150 recovery homes and drug treatment centers Frankford has done more than their fair share for the addicts, homeless, ex-cons coming out of prison and troubled youth.
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