Philadelphia lawsuit threatens to shut down Kensington clubhouse for addiction recovery

Story by Joel Wolfram via Whyy.org

The Last Stop is a recovery clubhouse that gives donated clothes to the community each weekend. Thirteen people in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol gathered in the meeting hall at The Last Stop for morning meditation.

They took turns talking about what has helped them stay sober. More than a few gave credit to the support they found at the well-known center in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood that offers daily 12-step meetings…
Despite that history of reaching out to desperate people struggling with addiction, the City of Philadelphia is bringing a lawsuit against The Last Stop that threatens to shut it down. The suit alleges violations of zoning and building codes found during an inspection by the Department of Licenses and Inspections in September 2017….

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