Legal opinion issued on Oriana House purchasing Third Street site
On Friday, a contingent of Washington County residents traveled to Akron to view operations of a nonprofit drug rehabilitation facility operated by Oriana House, Inc.
The trip, planned by Marietta City Councilman Geoff Schenkel, was offered by Oriana in the hopes of calming fears voiced at a meeting at St. Mary Catholic School in December and to reopen constructive dialogue of what drug rehabilitation treatment looks like. At that meeting, parents were notified of the nonprofit’s intent to purchase 812 Third St., formerly operated as the Woman’s Home.
Oriana House Inc., a private 501(c)3 nonprofit which provides addiction treatment services, community corrections programs and behavioral health services in Ohio, already operates a halfway house and correctional center in Reno, offers out-patient services through Rigel Recovery Services in Reno and last month helped launch a drug court program with Washington County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark Kerenyi.
The intended use of 812 Third St. is to provide another step in services to combat drug addiction in Washington County by providing voluntary housing and intensive therapeutic services at the former Woman’s Home.
But the parents’ concern is the home’s proximity to the school.View Full Article