GHC member’s letter to drug treatment centers demanding safety

one of our members wrote a letter detailing safety and quality of life issues observed on the streets of Harlem associated with drug treatment clinics and asked CEOs of Harlem United, Mount Sinai, START, and Odyssey House for a concrete plan to mitigate these issues

As many others have done, one of our members wrote a letter to CEOs of Harlem United, Mount Sinai, START, and Odyssey House for a concrete plan to mitigate safety and quality of life issues observed on the streets of Harlem surrounding these drug treatment clinics.

This letter called out specific areas of concerns including Marcus Garvey Park and areas on 125th Street crossed with Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue, and Lenox Avenue.

The last paragraph of the letter particularly resonates with our shared sentiment:

Image extract of 2020 letter
Extract of the letter that asked for a plan from CEO of drug treatment clinics

How can you help? tell Governor Andrew Cuomo and State Senator Brian Benjamin on Twitter to stop oversaturating Harlem with socially undesirable harm reduction services.

Download the entire letter here:

CB10 Resolution to Rescind Support for a Mount Sinai Drug Treatment Facility in Central Harlem

Executive Committee meeting of Community Board 10 the members voted unanimously to rescind the CB vote taken at the General Board meeting in May 2018 allowing Mount Sinai to erect a health facility at 160 West 124th Street New York, New York 10027.

At the September 26th 2018 Executive Committee meeting of Community Board 10 the members voted unanimously to rescind the CB vote taken at the General Board meeting in May 2018 allowing Mount Sinai to erect a health facility at 160 West 124th Street New York, New York 10027. 

Senator Brian A. Benjamin Pens Letter of Support for CB 10

State Senator Brian Benjamin recently wrote a letter of support for CB10’s withdrawal of support for Mount Sinai’s plan to create yet another drug facility in Harlem.