Resident's concerned about possible rehab center in neighborhood

POSTED: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 4:33pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

WACO -- People living in a North Waco neighborhood met last night to express concerns about a substance abuse treatment center to be built near their homes.

Earlier this month the Waco City Council put off a vote on a special permit that Houston-based Cenikor Foundation needs to operate the rehab center.

The public meeting was organized to clear up some of the concerns of nearby residents who wondered if the rehab center would serve as a halfway house, attracting a criminal element.

"I think there was some misinformation, before is that it is not a halfway house. It's not court mandated, is more of a medical treatment, uh, it's really detox and then short term rehab," said Clint Peters, Waco Planning Services.

The city council will vote on the permit at their next meeting on January 3.


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