WINCHESTER, Ind. -- A drug rehab facility focused on addicted mothers is coming to one Randolph County city, but people living nearby are worried about the type of people it will bring with it.
Mayor Shon Byrum says renovations are expected to begin soon on the abandoned church in downtown Winchester to create the 23-bed recovery center for women and their children.
Volunteers of America Indiana will operate the "Winchester House" after it opens.
But people living near the old church are concerned about the type of people it will bring into their community.
“I live right next door,” said Betty Ashley. “I think within 100 yards of it. I’m afraid. I don’t’ know what it’s going to bring into here.”
Ashley said she's worried having the center so close to her home could bring more crime to the area.
Despite the concerns, Mayor Byrum said they hope to have the center open by the fall of 2018.
Volunteers of America says they are also planning on building a similar facility in Columbus.
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