[TrinidadDC] Re: Coming to Ward 5: 15-unit project for ment...
- --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, khenderson029@... wrote:
> Mr. Cullinan:
> Placing vulnerable women with substance abuse and mental health issues in
> the midst of an area that is troubled by drug activity is in my opinion an
> example of reckless endangerment. Additionally, the project principals never
> demonstrated their ability to operate such a facility in a manner that
> protects the community and their clients. The project was haphazard,
> ill-conceived and not fully developed and my community has heard nothing to
> contradict this fact. The project principals could not defend the project or answer
> any basic questions; they told us to "trust them," which is absurd.
> This project proposes to open in PSA 504, which is among the areas with the
> highest number of ex-offenders, registered sex offenders and other social
> ills that we are working diligently to overcome. We cannot in good faith
> accept a burden like this and we should not have to. How many times do our
> Georgetown, Kalmia Road, Beach Drive, etc., neighbors have to fight against
> projects like this. There are persons with substance abuse and mental health
> issues in every ward of this city. Why is it that we are expected to bear
> the burden of treatment facilities that are not properly planned? The
> project principals all live in Maryland and should focus their efforts on
> treating their residents that have substance abuse and mental health issues. Do
> you think any of us could go to Maryland, disregard their residents' wishes
> and secure their tax dollars to fund a poorly planned project like this?
> Kathy Henderson
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>I totally and I am glad someone (you) have the courage to address this issue that so many turn there back and stand for nothing in these matters that affect the quality of the community and its fight to build the peace back in it place, the neighborhoods.
- To learn more about this project and government's role in this project please attend the next the Trinidad Neighborhood Association on June 9th at 7:00 at the Trinidad Rec Center.
This project will be our main topic of discussion.
We have confirmed the attendance of:
- The Project's Developer
- The Director of DHCD
- The DCRA Deputy Director For Customer Service & Communications
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