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Former nursing home could become facility to help men recover from drug addiction, criminal past

Posted at 6:27 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 12:29:33-05

GREEN BAY, Wis. — A former nursing home in Green Bay was just purchased this year by an outfit called the Transformation House - a place where the director says nearly 50 men will have the opportunity to transition from drug and alcohol abuse, and even a criminal past.

In east Green Bay, just off the 400 block of South Clay Street, the Transformation House plans on opening within a few weeks' time. It’s located at the former Santa Maria nursing home, but some neighbors say they're apprehensive about the new neighbors.

The director at the Transformation House says he's doing everything he can to get the city council’s approval for a permit. He says he's installed security cameras around the property, he's drug and alcohol testing all his clients, and he plans on enforcing an 11pm curfew for all of them all in hopes that they can move in here within a few weeks’ time

Neighbors who spoke with NBC26 off camera Tuesday say they’re worried that their property values will go down if the Transformation House opens. Some also said they're worried that the facility will continue expanding.

NBC26 investigated that concern and discovered that Transformation House Inc. has already purchased four additional properties on that block.

On Tuesday night, the city council council approved some conditions, but not the permit just yet.