Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Methadone Clinic Update

It has come to our attention that The Healing Way has won the decision of the Stay last week, and they are now legally able to begin moving into and operating as a medical facility at Frankford and Decatur.

Is the court's ruling a disappointment? Yes

Are we now out of options? NO!!!!

We still have an appeal to be heard, and The Healing Way has yet to be granted a license to dispense Methadone from the State.

These are still TWO very big obstacles in their path!

 Now is not the time to throw in the towel - Now is the time to come together as a community and fight!

 On Friday, November 22, 2013, we are hosting a Beef n Beer at the Parish Pub (formerly Caspers) at 3530 Cottman avenue to offset the legal costs associated with fighting this battle.

 The Beef n Beer is from 7pm to 10pm, and tickets are $30 per person. It includes well drinks, domestic draft beer, $1 domestic bottles, as well as food and live entertainment. We will also have raffle items and a 50/50.

 It sickens me to ask my neighbors to once again reach into their pockets to fight this ongoing battle, however the thought of having a Methadone Clinic within footsteps of an elementary school, a church, a daycare, and a library sickens me even more.

Make no mistake about it, if we run out of funds to fight this battle in court, we have essentially given up.

Simply put, we MUST do this!

 If you are unable to attend the Beef n Beer, please donate via the Mayfair Civic Association website (mayfaircivicassociation.com) and hit the 'Donate' button, or send your donation directly to our legal team marked 'Attention Methadone Clinic' to:

Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell and Hippel, One Penn Center, 19th Floor, 1617 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19103-1895

 You can also drop off your check or money order to State Representative Kevin Boyle's office located at 7518 Frankford avenue.

Thank You!

Donny Smith
Mayfair Civic Association