Three-Quarter Home to Open in Erie
Plans for one of Erie County's first three-quarter homes have been made and a location has been set in downtown Erie. The project will bring new life to an old building near the corner of 8th and Walnut St.
A three-quarter home is a transitional home for recovering addicts who have already been through rehabilitation and a halfway house. It is a step in between halfway homes and independent living.
Erie's three-quarter home is going to be run by H.E.R. Home and it will be a women-only living space. The co-founders of H.E.R. Home, Jessie Nelson and Leanne Grudzien, told Erie News Now they feel there's a gap between halfway housing and independent living that allows recovering addicts to relapse.
Nelson said, "A lot of women get out and they have no place to go, so they end up going back to the old environment, which fostered their disease to begin with."
Right now, the home is in it's beginning stages. H.E.R. Home has partnered with Angelo's Roofing to connect with local businesses and find help for the renovations of the building. So far, Angelo's Roofing has committed to replacing the roof, ABC Supply is donating the materials for the roof, and Reeves Plumbing is replacing and repairing all of the plumbing in the building.