Suites planned in Kelowna for men recovering from addiction

A residence for men recovering from addictions and mental health issues is planned for Rutland. 

Freedom House, a faith-based charity, hopes to build the complex at McCurdy and Rutland Roads and is looking to raise $3.1-million dollars in development money. They've already applied to the City of Kelowna for a re-zoning application.

The group operates a total of 5 duplexes in Kelowna housing 50 men - and usually has a waiting list of 30 to 40.

In a news release - Freedom House says the dilemma for men graduating their program is a lack of clean, affordable and supportive housing in order to help them remain sober. 

Construction of the residence is expected to start within the year to be finshed in 2019.