Meeting in Springfield about men’s substance recovery home

About 60 people attended the meeting at the Rebecca Johnson School

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Springfield’s McKnight neighborhood met Tuesday to address residents’ concerns about a men’s substance recovery home in the neighborhood.

About 60 people attended the meeting at the Rebecca Johnson School, to find out about the Bridge Home at 1090 Worthington St. The Bridge Home offers men a place to live and recover from substance abuse, while working and attending regular counseling.

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Neighborhood Council President Walter Kroll told 22News, residents are worried about their children, “There’s safety concerns. There’s a daycare next door, and people want to understand how that’s going to work. There’s 5 other programs about 2 streets away, and people want to understand how that’s going to work and they don’t know anything about the operator.”

Representatives from the Bridge Home answered resident’s questions. They’re offering an open house for the community on Thursday.


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