Oh-Be-Joyful proposing a recovery facility south of town

New Adam’s House by Riverbend

The Oh-Be-Joyful Church is proposing a new location for the New Adam’s House. The facility is designed to help those recovering from addiction find a smooth path back into the mainstream. The Gunnison County Planning Commission will look at the proposal for a “residential transitional living facility” during its meeting on Friday, July 24.



The facility was originally proposed to be located next to the Oh-Be-Joyful Church in town, but neighbors vehemently opposed the facility and the church agreed to look for a better spot to build the home.
Under the original town plan from Pastor Jim Kunes, the recovery center would be named “New Adam’s House” and as many as 12 men at a time who are recovering from substance addiction and abuse would utilize the facility. There would be an on-site director and participants would live in the facility from three months to a year. They would need to have jobs and adhere to a strict zero tolerance drug and alcohol policy.
New Adam’s House would be modeled after a similar facility in Carbondale.
The new plan calls for the center to be located about a mile south of Crested Butte near the entrance to Riverbend. The facility would include two two-bedroom apartments and one three-bedroom apartment. The two-bedroom units would house no more than three clients per bedroom and the three-bedroom unit would house the full-time directors and family.
The county Planning Commission has the issue on its agenda for the Friday, 10 a.m. meeting.

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