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Changes to Buffalo rehab center could cause trouble to current residents

Posted at 11:31 PM, Dec 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-19 23:31:16-05

The Cazenovia Manner in the City of Buffalo will be changing its rehabilitation from a community residence to an intensive unit, which requires many of the 24 males currently living in the residence to find other ways of rehab. 

A community residence is a step of the rehabilitation process that allows residents to leave the facility for a few hours each day as opposed to the strict policies enacted in intensive facilities. 

This change will come into effect on January 1st. Before that, many of the current residents have three options: move to a different facility, continue with Cazenovia in the intensive program, or leave completely. 

In a statement to 7 Eyewitness News Cazenovia said in part "Residents currently at Cazenovia Manor will continue to receive services under the new model. Alternatively, if they have personally stated that they are ready for the next level of independence in their recovery, they will transition internally to our Supportive Living program, which offers peer-supported apartments with continued recovery services throughout Buffalo. For those who do not qualify for the new element and are not quite ready for Supportive Living, they will remain at Cazenovia Manor until they are ready."