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Women at Juliette’s Hope concerned for their safety and home after break-ins

Posted at 12:03 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 00:07:31-04

LOCKLAND, Ohio — Women at a recovery center say they are victims of a heartless crime.

Juliette’s Hope on Williams Avenue has been broken into twice in the past week.

The 10 women in recovery who call it home say it's like adding insult to injury.

“It's over 65 overdoses combined in that house,” said Kamilah Wiley, a recovering addict. “People need to understand how important this place is to our lives, our recovery.”

But the home that should be their safe haven is now the last place these ladies feel comfortable by themselves.

“It's very scary,” said Shauna Snyder, five months in recovery. “We're all very concerned about it. We are now at the other house.”

Last Thursday, someone kicked in the front door of the house that Juliette's Hope is in talks to buy from Christian Inn Ministries.

“That's when we noticed there were locks put on the inside of the doors,” Wiley said.

On Saturday, Shayna Snyder had just left a load of laundry in the dryer when she says it happened again.

“Walked back 45 minutes, came to switch it, and the window was broken. One of our locks was broke off,” Snyder said.

Six weeks ago, WCPO reported that Juliette's Hope was threatened with eviction after a new landlord decided to sell the homes that the treatment center had been renting for $1 each year.

The attorney for Christian Inn Ministries says both sides are still negotiating, no eviction action has taken place, and the building was padlocked only after it had been broken into.

Both incidents are being investigated by Lockland police.

In the meantime, Juliette's Hope has started a GoFundMe account to raise the money to buy both properties outright as soon as a deal can be reached.