Meeting held on proposed sober living facility in Yorktown
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.
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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.