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1 Reasonable Accommodation Request Form 1. Name of Applicant: A Road to Recovery, LLC, a Florida limited liability corporation, Vincent Mongno, Ruth Leconte, and Paul Materia, on their own behalf and on behalf of their patients and residents. Telephone Number: Address: A Road to Recovery, 6971 Heritage Drive, Port St. Lucie, FL. 3. Address of housing or other location at which accommodation is requested: 555, 574 and 582 S.W. Twig Avenue, Port St. Lucie, FL. 4. Describe qualifying disability or handicap: Active recovery from substance abuse. Chemical dependency is considered a medical disease formally recognized as such by the American Medical Association in Recognition of a disease implies several factors, including that the disease can be described; the course of the disease is predictable and may be progressive; the disease is primary and not an underlying symptom of a disorder; the disease is permanent; and the disease is terminal if left untreated. Alcoholism and drug addiction are lifetime disabilities. They are chronic, progressive and sometimes fatal. Avoiding relapse and progressing in recovery are therefore the most important aspects of a recovering addict s life. For recovering addicts, finding and staying in a healthy, functional environment that provides mutual support and monitoring, surrounded by people who are not using alcohol or drugs and away from people and situations that previously triggered or supported substance use, are essential elements to avoiding relapse. This disability substantially limits one or more major life activities. Alcoholism and drug addiction are considered disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. Both Congress and the U.S. Department of Housing have made it clear that recovering addicts are included in the definition of handicapped. The courts also support this construction. 1

2 Since clients of A Road to Recovery are recovering from substance abuse addiction and/or alcoholism, they are specifically included within the definition of "handicapped individual." See 42 U.S.C. 3602(h) and 24 C.F.R (a)(2). See also City of Edmonds v. Oxford House, Inc., 514 U.S. 725 (1995). A Road to Recovery s residents are "disabled," i.e., recovering alcoholics and substance abusers, as that term is defined in 24 C.F.R and (28), Fla. Stat., and are "handicapped" as that term is defined within 24 C.F.R ("Handicap means, with respect to a person, a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more major life activities; a record of such an impairment; or being regarded as having such an impairment."). A Road to Recovery provides "recovery support" as that term is defined by (29), Fla. Stat., to these "handicapped" persons who are in "recovery." As individuals in recovery from alcoholism and substance abuse, present and prospective residents of these residences seek to live in a family-type environment which would provide them with emotional and therapeutic support during the recovery process. The residents are individuals who cannot live independently without the fear or threat of relapse into active alcoholism and substance abuse. By living together as the "functional equivalent of a traditional family" and by living with other persons who are in recovery, they never have to face an alcoholic's or addict's deadliest enemy: loneliness. The residents of the Property are expected to adhere to Rules and Regulations which govern their conduct. There will be no children living at the Property; the minimum age for residency is 18 years old. None of the residents will have vehicles, so there will be no additional traffic or parking burden on the neighborhood. Based upon years of experience and upon the professional opinions of experts in the field, it is essential that these individuals, new in recovery, live together with others who are abstaining from drugs/alcohol, including sharing a 2

3 bedroom. A critical factor in this environment is that it is structured in a manner that will encourage and facilitate residents daily participation in a personal program of recovery, as well as the recovery community in general. It is also essential that this environment limits isolation from others in recovery to prevent imminent return to active addiction. By living with others, residents have continuous assistance to identify, confront and/or resolve problems and issues before they can lead to a possible relapse. 5. Describe the accommodation and the specific regulation(s) and/or procedure(s) from which accommodation is sought: The Twig Avenue Homes are zoned Single-Family Residential Zoning District (RS-2). This means that the Twig Avenue Homes are located in a single-family neighborhood where there are no limitations on the number of people who can live together who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption. However, limits are placed on the number of unrelated people who can qualify as a family and, therefore, share a residence. Section , Definitions, Port St. Lucie Zoning Code, provides the following definition of a family: FAMILY. One (1) or more persons related by blood, adoption, or marriage or no more than two (2) unrelated persons occupying the whole of a dwelling unit as a single housekeeping unit. 6. Reasons the reasonable accommodation may be necessary for the individual with disabilities to use and enjoy the housing or other service: The requested accommodation is necessary to achieve an opportunity for the disabled residents of these residences to live in a setting which is a self-paced recovery option and gives them sufficient time for personal psychological growth while avoiding the use of alcohol and other substances. Absent the sobriety setting, the individual residents of these residences would not be able to live in a supportive 3

4 environment in a residential area, let alone a single-family residential neighborhood. Alcoholism and addiction are one of the few known diseases to feed off isolation. While in recovery, addicted persons learn from counselors, therapists and clinical staff regarding the nature of their disease, as well as probe into and process, as a group, each individual s often painful life issues and experiences that may be contributing factor(s) to his or her addiction. A crucial part of the group therapy process is clients support of one another in many ways. Whether it be painful issues brought out in group therapy or the emotional outcome of a client s possible individual session with a counselor, constant contact with another person in recovery is vital to achieve long term sobriety and avoid relapse, which in many cases is fatal. Because addiction is a disease that centers in the mind, the greater the time an addicted person, especially one just beginning recovery, is alone, the greater the potential for the disease to take hold of the person s thinking and trigger negative thoughts. Being around other people who are struggling to avoid negative thoughts themselves can help interrupt those thoughts before the person spirals into negativity. The recognized therapeutic intervention for this situation is for clients in treatment to live in a larger therapeutic community with other persons seeking recovery, both in the larger group housing setting and in the relative privacy of one s sleeping space. The latter objective is why the Oxford House model recommends two persons in recovery per bedroom, especially during the early stages of recovery. 1 1 There are three reasons Oxford House encourages more than one to a room. First, newcomers maintain recovery better with a roommate. Loneliness continues to be a threat to sobriety and loneliness can be a problem for the newcomer adjusting to a new place to live. Second, the number of people living in a House directly affects the economics of an Oxford House. The more people who live in a House the less each member has to pay for the House to 4

5 Clients at A Road to Recovery spend the majority of their day in a large group therapy environment at a separate location. As they (the group) learn from the clinical staff that facilitates each group, they are not only learning together but also learning from one another. As topics are discussed, each group member shares feelings and experiences with the larger group. This sharing of feelings and emotions is not only a catalyst, but also the binding agent, for a bond of caring and trust with one another, similar to the bond that some war veterans or catastrophe survivors experience. A bond of trust and support is attainable where each client understands that the other group members have been through the same experiences and feel the same feelings and emotions. This type of group bonding and camaraderie provides clients with a tremendous amount of support for one another. Though no therapy is provided in A Road to Recovery Community Housing, a client s emotional processes and/or possible emotional fallout do not stop upon leaving the counseling center and returning to community housing. Frequently it is quite the opposite. Often it is the case that upon leaving the clinical setting for the more "home like" and relaxed setting of community housing, a person may begin to re-process the events of the day, at which point it is vital to have other group members on hand for support in a positive recoveryoriented direction. One of the greatest dangers to this recovery process is where there are too few people, especially people new to recovery, living together in a supportive environment. If only six people are living together in a recovery housing setting, and perhaps due to the topic of the day in the group therapy process, the majority say, for example, four people - are emotionally distraught and vulnerable, the minority of two is not sufficient to provide positive support to the majority in need. A Road to Recovery's entire program was designed around be self-supporting. Third, roommates discourage having non-house members spending the night at an Oxford House. Oxford House Manual, p.7. 5

6 this therapeutic modality of treatment, and it is clinically necessary for our clients (the group) to live together as a sizable family of roommates to provide maximum group support, to ensure maximized recovery and the best possible therapeutic atmosphere. The long standing phrase in recovery programs around the world is: "We can do together what I cannot do alone," and our treatment program is a reflection of this fact. Residency in these homes will provide a useful and often essential public service by providing a safe and sober living environment, so that the residents can be reintegrated into society and the workforce as productive useful members. This medically-recognized healing system is not only supported by the Florida Legislature, but actually serves as the stated basis for the creation of the "Hal S. Marchman Alcohol and Other Drug Services Act," which provides, in part: [Section] , [Fla. Stat.] Legislative findings, intent, and purpose.- (1) Substance abuse is a major health problem that affects multiple service systems... Substance abuse impairment is a disease which affects the whole family and the whole society and requires a system of care that includes prevention, intervention, clinical treatment, and recovery support services that support and strengthen the family unit. Further, it is the intent of the Legislature to require the collaboration of state agencies, service systems, and program offices to achieve the goals of this chapter and address the needs of the public; to establish a comprehensive system of care for substance abuse; and to reduce duplicative requirements across state agencies. This chapter is designed to provide for substance abuse services. (emphasis added). A request for accommodation to the definition of "family" is therefore necessary for the present and future residents of these residences "to enjoy the housing of his or her choice." 6

7 7. Name, address and telephone number of representative, if applicable: James K. Green, Esq. James K. Green, P.A. Suite 1650, Esperantè 222 Lakeview Ave. West Palm Beach, FL Telephone: Other information: There will be no staff on site Signature of disabled individual or representative, if applicable, or qualifying entity: Paul Materia, Vice President A Road to Recovery, LLC DATE: February 22,

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