Southwest residents organize against trading addicts for families

Every neighborhood has its breaking point…


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:      Jane Buccheri:  410-385-0063
Scott Kashnow:  301-674-1432

MEDIA ADVISORY

We are the 10,000

Residents organize against trading addicts for families

BALTIMORE, MD (MARCH 8, 2012) – The Southwest Partnership is holding a rally to demonstrate our disagreement with the plan to add an additional 700 mental and behavioral health patients to the complex at Mount Clare Junction. The complex already serves 500 patients; the cumulative total of 1200 patients will outnumber the residents of the local census tract. Addiction services within the neighborhoods of Southwest Baltimore currently support well over 1000 patients. This clustering of services is unhealthy for the neighborhood and it is unjust. Residents and especially families will be driven from our neighborhood. We are additionally disappointed in the failure to include the community in the conversation. We will muster against the clustering on the corner of Arlington and Pratt at 7PM on Thursday March 8th.

WHAT:         Neighborhood leaders and residents will demonstrate against adding another 700 patients to the behavioral health complex at Mount Clare Junction.

WHEN:        Thursday, March 8, 7PM

WHERE:    Corner of West Pratt and Arlington.

        Baltimore, Maryland

        Mount Clare Junction

The Southwest Partnership includes the neighborhoods of Hollins Roundhouse, Pigtown, Pigtown Mainstreet, Mount Clare, Union Square, & Franklin Square and was formed to address our collective issues and assist development and revitalization on a regional scale. www.facebook.com/southwestpartnership

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