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Halfway House to Open Soon

Elise Preston
NewsChannel 10

AMARILLO, TX - A halfway house for Amarillo's recovering addicts will open in the coming weeks.

Right now, board members are staffing dozens of counselors to man the Plainview Transition Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Construction workers are hammering away, to make a temporary home for 30 men and 24 women recently released from prison.

The center's residents will receive 90 days of intense substance counseling at the transition center located on East Third.

It is the first in the panhandle and administrators tell us--- a center rooted in the Amarillo community will greatly improve chances for success for people who used to have to get treatment in other cities.

"They are getting the services, but they lack family support, without family support, once they finish those treatments they have to come back here and establish those supports.  However, with that now being in Amarillo, family, employers, they will be able to help them more." Executive Director Paul Walker tells NewsChannel 10.

That's help ex-cons tell us is much anticipated here.

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