A new option for substance abuse treatment may soon be available in Hernando County, one offering extended rehabilitation with a Christian focus.
The Hernando County Planning and Zoning Commission on Monday will hear an application from the Coptic Orthodox Diocese of the Southern United States for a special exception allowing a substance abuse rehabilitation facility and church on property off U.S. 98, north of Brooksville.
The center is proposed for a 9.6-acre site owned by Baycare Behavioral Health and previously operated as a mental health facility. The site is on Youth Drive, between the Florida Highway Patrol and clerk of the circuit court's driver's license office and the Pasco-Hernando State College North Campus. The diocese has an option to purchase the property if the permit is approved.
The diocese has been looking for a site for more than a year and is excited about this location ...