Group home for women recovering from eating disorders concerns some Fairway residents

A group of Fairway residents have started an email writing campaign to Mayor Jerry Wiley expressing concern over the opening of Thalia House, a transitional living facility for women overcoming struggles with eating disorders.

The home in the 5300 block of Norwood Street, which started accepting residents this week, will house up to eight women at a time, providing them a structured environment to help them readjust to normal life after going through more intensive recovery programs.

Norwood Street homeowners have emailed city hall inquiring about the precedent for using Fairway residential properties for such a purpose. Some have expressed concerns about the impact the group home will have on street parking as well as property values.

NBC Action News ran a story on the opening of the facility last week. Click here to watch.

Thalia House is the first facility of its kind in the Kansas City area. Previously, the closest transitional care facilities for women recovering from eating disorders were in St. Louis and Tulsa.