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Agape House faces setbacks in expansion plan

CORNING, AR (KAIT) -

The Agape House had an unexpected setback in their plans for expansion.

The Agape House is a faith-based addiction treatment program located in Greene and Clay Counties.

They were recently donated the former nursing home building in Corning.

Repairs and cleaning were already underway when the Agape House was told they now owe $30,000 in back taxes for the building.    

“We do not have $30,000 to pay those taxes because the building itself probably needs at least $100,000, if not more, to put in a sprinkler system and all the things that we need,” Agape House Board Member Judy Stephens. “So, right now we just don't know what our next step is.”  

Stephens said girls call every day and they want to be able to help them all.

Executive Director Sunny Curtis said the drug addiction problem seems to have grown in the areas they serve.

There is currently a waiting list of women trying to get into the program.

“Our average wait is running about 3 to 4 weeks once they go on the list and that's a long time if you’re in your addiction and looking to get some help,” Curtis said.

Curtis said they need to expand someway, but don’t know how they are going to do it right now.

The Agape House works to meet all the needs of someone in their program, such as addiction treatment, transportation, education, employment and housing.

There is currently a waiting list of women trying to get into the program.

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