YORKTOWN - Yorktown residents packed Town Hall Monday night to protest against a proposed sober living facility in their neighborhood.
The Compass Westchester facility would run in a private home at 482 Underhill Ave. and house eight to 14 recovering drug and alcohol addicts at a time.
Many residents at the meeting expressed safety concerns. One resident is also concerned that because the company is private, it would not be regulated by any government agency.
The owners of the proposed facility say they will stop at nothing to get the special permit they need to transform the 8,000-square-foot home into a sober house.
Compass tells News 12 that statistics suggest individuals in a structured environment that allows them to stay sober and clean have a better chance to have long term success.
The facility would not be a rehab where addicts would receive any kind of medical treatment. All residents would be pre-screened by a psychologist.
Compass claims they will be the best neighbors on the block.
"This is a home that's not going to have wild parties," says Tom McCrossan. "It's not a home that's going to have alcohol or drugs. It's going to be a home where people are quiet and convalescent."
The proposed purchase goes before a public hearing on March 4.