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Group finds opposition to Homer addiction center proposal

This Tuesday, May 25, 2010 picture shows an aerial view with the moon over the Kenai Mountains, Kachemak Bay, and the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (AP Photo/Scott Dickerson)

HOMER, Alaska (AP) – An Alaska faith-based organization is struggling to find a location to open an inpatient addiction treatment center for men in Homer.

The Homer News reported Thursday that Set Free Alaska has been searching for a place to put a facility for men fighting addiction since the beginning of the year.

Set Free Alaska operates an inpatient treatment center for women seeking recovery and sober living assistance in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley.

The Christian organization wants to open a men’s center in Homer with a similar model.

Officials say some residents have resisted in areas the nonprofit group has considered because of concerns it will negatively alter their neighborhoods.

Officials say Set Free Alaska is a corporation that also receives some public money such as state grants and Medicare and Medicaid assistance.

Information from: The Homer (Alaska) News, http://www.homernews.com

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