Inquirer Reports On Proposed Havertown Home For Recovering Addicts

Inquirer Reports On Proposed Havertown Home For Recovering Addicts

By Sharon Devaney

Jesse Bunch’s article about the proposed community home for recovering drug addicts at 17 Tenby Road, Havertown, ran in The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 12.

It was surprisingly fair. There was some points she left out which I don’t hold against her as space is limited in newsprint and she did provide a link to my full answer here.

One left-out point concerns Savage Sisters President Mary Nolan’s outburst that she would fill the single-family home with 25 persons rather than the eight she said she was seeking in her request for a variance.

Haverford Township law limits non-related people living in a home to three.

Maybe she wasn’t serious but it’s certainly a strong sign she has no plans on listening to the wants of the community.

Another concern was whether the house managers would have training in mental health and substance abuse; and whether they were certified in CPR, first aid , child abuse and child trafficking as all other health professionals are in Pennsylvania.

Apparently, they are not going to be.

Also, because it is a residential neighborhood and children play outside, there would be better options to help place these individuals in recovery. We do all want them to get well and get the help they need in the best place for them. We want to see everyone overcome their shortcomings. This isn’t about left or right, black or white. There is no discrimination here at all just concerns from the community.

Inquirer Reports On Proposed Havertown Home For Recovering Addicts

Inquirer Reports On Proposed Havertown Home For Recovering Addicts

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