The Frankford Community Development Corporation has announced a partnership with NorthEast Treatment Centers to help keep Frankford’s commercial corridor clean.
Three days a week, the CDC will provide four NET clients with supplies to clean Frankford Avenue from Womrath Park to Frankford Transportation Center.
“The Frankford CDC is fortunate to have NET as a partner, and we are pleased to team up with them to work towards such an important goal,” CDC Managing Director Tracy O’Drain said in the announcement. “Clean commercial corridors are key to crime reduction as well as small business retention and attraction.”
The partnership will produce a handful of other projects, but the anti-litter initiative comes after the Frankford Special Service District disbanded and ended its patrols of the avenue.
“”A critical part of the recovery protocol is the concept of ‘responsible concern’ which fosters long term civic pride and involvement in our PIRs, as well as a positive impact on the community in which we live,” NET CEO Terrence McSherry said. NET offers mental health, addiction, foster care, community-based, residential, and in-home social services. Its partnership with the CDC is meant to help clients learn job skills and responsibilities.