Task Force Formed to Discuss Mental Health Group Homes in Normandy Park
A task force consisting of Normandy Park residents, elected officials, mental health service providers and law enforcement held its first meeting on May 30th at Normandy Park City Hall to discuss concerns about new homes operated by Hanbleceya.
The group was assembled “to conduct fact-finding and develop solutions to address community concerns and questions related to group homes,” according to a statement from the city.
During the three-hour meeting, task force members identified concerns and desired outcomes.
In addition, the task force received information regarding federal, state and local laws pertaining to group homes.
The task force has identified several next steps, including scheduling a meeting with Hanbleceya representatives to obtain information about the business model and treatment provided in the community.
The Group Home Task Force is committed to moving forward with multiple actions and intends to present a report to the Normandy Park City Council during the June 12, 2012 City Council meeting, which is an open public meeting.