UNINCORPORATED NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla. — The fight between homeowners and a new behavior health clinic is heating up. People who live along Cove Lane in unincorporated North Palm Beach are upset at a multi-million dollar home that was recently purchased with plans to convert it to a facility for teenage boys.
"14 teenagers in your neighborhood. A 2 million dollar property in this family neighborhood, this kind of property shouldn't exist or be allowed to do business in a residential neighborhood,” said one neighbor who didn’t want to be identified out of fear of retaliation from the new homeowner of 2100 Cove Lane.
The owner of Titan Behavior Health Care recently bought this 7 bedroom, 9 bath home on the Intracoastal and plans to treat boys suffering from depression, anxiety, and social media addiction.
“There's a stigma around these people you know we really don't pay attention to what they might have gone through you know we all have a story and I'm not going to judge them for that,” said neighbor Tyler Sherwood.
County documents show the facility is in the final stages of the permitting process and will eventually treat up to 14 boys at a time with the around the clock healthcare. The average stay will be 45 to 90 days.
Debbie Strand operates Choices Palm Beach, an all-women’s recovery program and is familiar with neighborhood skepticism.
"How do you not know the guy living next to you is having 4 martinis on his way home every night and he's the one that's going to mow your kids down at least these people have some oversight,” said Strand.
The property owner of the new facility is hoping to open in February.
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