A local facility is feeling the impact of the tight budget here in Mississippi.
Employees of the Central Mississippi Residential Center have been forced to develop a contingency closure plan.
Community leaders and members meet Friday in order to discuss the impact the possible closure could have on Central Mississippi and surrounding areas.
Debbie Ferguson is the Executive Director of the center. During the meeting, she asked those in attendance to take action so that the facility does not have to close. There is an upcoming meeting for the public as well.
"There is a public hearing scheduled in Newton for October 19th at 6 o'clock. And the friends board voted to hold a public hearing regarding the impact of closing mental health facilities. And we are trying to get people to come and hear the concerns and be active and involved in trying to save mental health facilities," says Ferguson.
Ferguson says the specific location for the meeting in October has not yet been determined.