Subject: 65 beds for mentally ill coming to St. Mary's hospital
Get the word out: there will be a hearing on Thursday Oct 2nd at the Center for Nursing and Rehab on a proposal by Concern on Independent Living to open a 65 unit facility for the mentally ill at the former St. Mary's Hospital on Buffalo and Rochester.
It was bad enough that they closed this hospital, the second to close in 15 years in Crown Heights, leaving us with not one hospital in the community, but to now use it for yet another supportive housing project in CB 8, already super-saturated with assisted living facilities, is a major insult.
The Board voted in June to impose a moratium on any new assisted living facilities. I wonder if Concern for Independent Living is aware of this?