July 18, 2011
Dr. Eli Avila, MD
Secretary, PA Department of Health
8th Floor West
Re: The Healing Way, INC.
Dear Dr. Avila,
I would like to inform you that the Morrell Park Civic Association and Town Watch support the Holmesburg Civic Association, the Mayfair Civic Association and many other Associations in their OPPOSITION to the proposed Methadone Clinic located at
We oppose the issuance of a license to distribute narcotics, specifically methadone at this location. There are three daycare centers, churches, an elementary school, a public library and hundreds of families located within a short walk from
As a family orientated neighborhood this clinic will potentially lead to the collapse of
Our concerns also include the security and safety of those in all neighborhoods who are connected by SEPTA’s 66 bus route to daily necessity, employment, and entertainment.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration in reevaluating the licensing of this facility.
cc: Seth Kaplan, State Representative Kevin Boyle
Suzann St. Marie,
Fred Moore, Holmesburg Civic Association
Mary Benussi, Tacony Civic Association