The city of Wilmington calls them “group home supportive” and designates them small, medium or large.
The group home on Windemere Road was permitted in September of 2004, said John Fullerton, the city’s zoning administrator. The Windemere Road home is classified as a group home supportive medium, and is allowed to have up to eight people living there, Fullerton said. The residents, which may be recovering alcoholics or drug users, have to meet some requirements under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, Fullerton said.
Additionally, the city requires that group homes in the residential districts must be at least a half-mile away from any other group home.
The Windemere house is operated by a company called New Life Launch Pads, which also operates several other similar homes in Wilmington. According to the group’s website, the homes allow people to “mentally and emotionally support each other in their programs of recovery.”
Date posted: December 3, 2013
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