October Meeting Announced Regarding Central Mississippi Residential Center

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

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.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 05:50 AM
    I work for the Dept of Mental Health so know that I am and have been facing some of the same issues that these employees face. A sincere, but sad question, if there is no money how does this facility get paid for? Whether the facility is needed is not being questioned.
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