6 relapses occur at Summer Ray residences in less than 24 hours


Summer Rays residents are experiencing confusion, uncertainty and worry not knowing if they will soon have a home.

"They don't even care," Scotta Ramsey said. "They don't even care."

Ramsey works at Summer Rays. In August she'll celebrate five-and-a-half years clean. She's one of 140 trying to help themselves through the organization.

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Now that number is down to 134.

She says since the news of Chuck Kirk's possible wrong-doing, six people have relapsed.

Even for addicts, she says that number of relapses is high for 24 hours.

"I haven't seen that happen," she said.

Helping residents in the aftermath of Kirk's departure is the Attorney General's Office.

"They're telling people and everybody that they're helping us do this and they're helping us do that and they haven't helped us do anything," Ramsey said.

According to the Attorney General's Office, almost a dozen agencies are providing resources to residents.

Thursday, the AG's Office says the Heroin Unit was on site at Rev Cafe working with the receiver, Martin Management Services, who brought in additional help from Lighthouse Behavioral Health Solutions, to go door-to-door at the 31 residences to make sure people have phone numbers to connect them to 24-hour assistance if needed.

Shane Duty says he hasn't seen them. Neither has Ramsey.

They believe the recent relapses are the result of a lack of hope after Kirk's trouble with the law.

Duty says even if Kirk's methods were unorthodox that shouldn't matter. He says what matters are the success stories of people who are celebrating days, months and years clean.

"It works," he said. "Summer Rays works."

"At the end of the day, God's got our backs," Ramsey said.

Ramsey says Summer Rays has a zero-tolerance policy with substance or alcohol abuse.