VIDEO: Brentwood Recovery Home Unveils Four Transitional Housing Units

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Brentwood Recovery Home has made it official.

The home at Dougall Ave. has opened four onsite transitional housing units for recent graduates of the program.

Board Chair Cheryl Chaney says planning started six month ago for the units.

She says each unit was renovated at a cost of about $10,000.

Chaney says it's not always easy for recent graduates to transition back into society.

"A lot of us have the difficulty because we might have a bad background, we might have a terrible credit history," says Chaney.  "We can't get into a place and a lot of our people will turn back to drugs or alcohol at that point.  So in the transitional housing they're safe here, they're taking steps for themselves, they're getting a job, they're finding a place to live."

Chaney says the goal is to have 20 units with 30 to 40 beds.

"A lot of money goes into each room because all the rooms need re-doing," says Chaney.  "Electrical, plumbing, it's air conditioning and heating, it's costly and we just want to move forward as quickly as we can. We want to help not just the men but the women that are on program."        

Two units are currently occupied.

Chaney says the cost to rent out a unit is $400 a month and it includes all meals.

Right now, there are 104 people taking part in the 90-day recovery program at Brentwood.